Vol. 150, No. 19 — May 7, 2016

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

BANK OF CANADA

PAYMENT CLEARING AND SETTLEMENT ACT

Notice of designation to the Canadian Payments Association

Under subsection 4(1) of the Payment Clearing and Settlement Act (the “Act”), where the Governor of the Bank of Canada is of the opinion that a clearing and settlement system may be operated in such a manner as to pose payments system risk, the Governor may, if the Minister of Finance is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to do so, designate the clearing and settlement system as a system that is subject to Part I of the Act.

The Canadian Payments Association (CPA) operates the Automated Clearing Settlement System (ACSS), which is the main domestic clearing and settlement system for retail payment transactions in Canada. The ACSS is a system eligible to be designated under the Act since it has at least three participants (at least one of which is a Canadian participant and at least one of which has its head office in a jurisdiction other than the head office jurisdiction of the CPA), clearing and settlement is in Canadian dollars, and payment obligations that arise from clearing within the system are ultimately settled through adjustments to the accounts of participants at the Bank of Canada.

I am of the opinion that the ACSS may be operated in such a manner as to pose payments system risk and therefore should be designated as subject to Part I of the Act. The Minister of Finance is of the opinion that it would be in the public interest to designate the ACSS.

Accordingly, the ACSS is hereby designated pursuant to subsection 4(1) of the Act, effective May 2, 2016.

April 26, 2016

STEPHEN S. POLOZ
Governor

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DEPARTMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT

Ministerial Instructions regarding the processing of certain work permit applications

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to paragraph 87.3(3)(a.1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions regarding the processing of certain work permit applications.

Ottawa, April 20, 2016

JOHN MCCALLUM
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) has established, under paragraph 87.3(3)(a.1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), the following Ministerial Instructions that, in the opinion of the Minister, will best support the attainment of the immigration goals established by the Government of Canada.

These Instructions repeal the Ministerial Instructions issued pursuant to section 87.3 of the IRPA and published in the Canada Gazette on December 28, 2013, regarding the processing of certain work permit applications. For greater clarity, the repeal does not affect the processing of applications received prior to when these instructions take effect, and considered under previous Ministerial Instructions issued pursuant to section 87.3, including the Instructions published in the Canada Gazette on December 28, 2013.

Overview

These Instructions are intended to provide clarity on the effect that the suspension of an assessment provided by the Department of Employment and Social Development (ESDC) has on applications for work permits made by foreign nationals that are linked to that assessment. These Instructions take effect on their date of publication in the Canada Gazette, and will remain in effect until further notice.

These Instructions apply to work permit applications received by CIC on or after the date that the Instructions take effect.

Work permit applications for temporary foreign workers

Officers are instructed to suspend the processing of applica tions for work permits made by foreign nationals under subparagraph 200(1)(c)(iii) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations where the relevant assessment has been suspended by ESDC for public policy considerations specified by the Minister of Employment and Social Development pursuant to subsection 30(1.43) of the IRPA.

Applicants for work permits affected by these Instructions shall be informed that the processing of their application will not continue until such a time as the assessment suspension is no longer in effect.

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DEPARTMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT

Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Revocation of Work Permits, 2016

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to subsection 30(1.41) (see footnote a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (see footnote b), gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Revocation of Work Permits, 2016.

Ottawa, April 20, 2016

John McCallum
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Revocation of Work Permits, 2016

Interpretation

1 The following definitions apply in these Instructions.

Act means the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Loi).

Regulations means the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (Règlement).

Public Policy Considerations

2 For the purposes of subsection 30(1.41) of the Act, the public policy considerations that may justify the revocation of a work permit under that subsection are that

Transitional Provision

3 Paragraph 2(d) of the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Revocation of Work Permits, published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 28, 2013, continues to apply after section 4 takes effect with respect to the revocation of any foreign national’s work permit if the facts which formed the basis for adding the employer’s name to the list referred to in subsection 209.91(3) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, as they read immediately prior to December 1, 2015, occurred before that date.

Repeal

4 The Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Revocation of Work Permits, published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 28, 2013, are repealed.

Taking Effect

5 These Instructions take effect on the day on which they are published in the Canada Gazette, Part I.

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DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT

Instructions Given by the Minister of Employment and Social Development Prescribing Public Policy Considerations Pursuant to Subsection 30(1.43) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

The Minister of Employment and Social Development, pursuant to subsection 30(1.43) (see footnote c) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (see footnote d), gives the annexed Instructions Given by the Minister of Employment and Social Development Prescribing Public Policy Considerations Pursuant to Subsection 30(1.43) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Ottawa, April 15, 2016

MaryAnn Mihychuk
Minister of Employment and Social Development

Instructions Given by the Minister of Employment and Social Development Prescribing Public Policy Considerations Pursuant to Subsection 30(1.43) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Interpretation

Definitions

1 The following definitions apply in these Instructions.

Act means the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. (Loi)

Department means the Department of Employment and Social Development. (ministère)

Regulations means the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. (Règlement)

Public Policy Considerations

Revocation

2 For the purposes of paragraph 30(1.43)(a) of the Act, the public policy considerations that may justify the revocation by the Department, under that paragraph, of an assessment that it provided with respect to an application for a work permit are that

Suspension

3 For the purposes of paragraph 30(1.43)(b) of the Act, the public policy considerations that may justify the suspension by the Department, under that paragraph, of the effects of an assessment that it provided with respect to an application for a work permit are that

Refusal to process

4 For the purposes of paragraph 30(1.43)(c) of the Act, the public policy considerations that may justify the refusal by the Department, under that paragraph, to process a request for an assessment with respect to an application for a work permit are that

Transitional Provision

Before December 1, 2015

5 Paragraphs 2(c) and 3(d) of the Ministerial Instructions Respecting Labour Market Opinions, published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 28, 2013, continue to apply after section 6 takes effect with respect to the revocation or the suspension of an assessment if the facts that formed the basis for adding the employer’s name to the list referred to in subsection 209.91(3) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, as it read immediately before December 1, 2015, occurred before that date.

Repeal

Former instructions

6 The Ministerial Instructions Respecting Labour Market Opinions, published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 28, 2013 and on June 21, 2014, are repealed.

Taking Effect

Publication

7 These Instructions take effect on the day on which they are published in the Canada Gazette, Part I.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice of time extension granted by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change under subsection 56(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Pursuant to subsection 56(4) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, notice is hereby given that the following time extension was granted under the Notice requiring the preparation and implementation of pollution prevention plans in respect of specified substances on Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, related to the synthetic rubber manufacturing sector, published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on June 9, 2012.

On April 28, 2016, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change granted to ARLANXEO Canada Inc. (formerly LANXESS Inc.), from Sarnia, a time extension of 18 months to implement its pollution prevention plan. The period to implement the plan is therefore extended to December 31, 2018.

For additional information, please contact Nathalie Péloquin, Head of Rubber and Chemicals Unit, Plastic, Rubber and Chemicals Section, Chemical Production Division, Industrial Sectors, Chemicals and Waste Directorate, by telephone at 819-938-4217 or by fax at 819-938-4218.

Ottawa, May 7, 2016

LUCIE DESFORGES
Director
Chemical Production Division
Industrial Sectors, Chemicals and Waste Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Order 2016-87-05-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 87(5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (see footnote e), the Minister of the Environment has added the substances referred to in the annexed Order to the Domestic Substances List (see footnote f);

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsection 87(5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (see footnote g), makes the annexed Order 2016-87-05-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List.

Gatineau, April 27, 2016

Catherine McKenna
Minister of the Environment

Order 2016-87-05-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Amendment

1 Part I of the Non-domestic Substances List (see footnote 1) is amended by deleting the following:

Coming into Force

2 This Order comes into force on the day on which Order 2016-87-05-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List comes into force.

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Auditor General of Canada

2016-219

The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc.

 

Auditor

 

Crooks, Natasha

2016-216

Parole Board of Canada

 

Full-time member

 

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

 

Administrators

 

Welsh, The Hon. B. Gale

 

May 5 to May 9 and May 28 to June 5, 2016

2016-255

Whalen, The Hon. Raymond P.

 

April 16 to April 24, 2016

2016-251

May 2 to May 4 and May 27, 2016

2016-255

Hincke, Joseph

2016-217

Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board

 

Full-time member

 

Hyndman, Douglas H.

2016-218

Canadian Securities Regulation Regime Transition Office

 

President

 

Special advisers to the Minister of National Defence — part-time basis

 

Arbour, The Hon. Louise, C.C., G.O.Q.

2016-213

Graham, The Hon. William C., P.C., C.M., Q.C.

2016-221

Henault, Raymond

2016-214

Purdy, Margaret

2016-215

April 29, 2016

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Instrument of Advice dated April 6, 2016

Harder, The Hon. V. Peter

Queen’s Privy Council for Canada

Member

April 29, 2016

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Senator called

His Excellency the Governor General has been pleased to summon to the Senate of Canada, by letters patent under the Great Seal of Canada bearing date of March 25, 2013:

April 29, 2016

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

INSURANCE COMPANIES ACT

Oxford Mutual Insurance Company, The North Waterloo Farmers Mutual Insurance Company and Heartland Farm Mutual Inc. — Letters patent of continuation, letters patent of amalgamation and order to commence and carry on business

Notice is hereby given of the issuance,

April 21, 2016

JEREMY RUDIN
Superintendent of Financial Institutions

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OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

INSURANCE COMPANIES ACT

The Pictou County Farmers’ Mutual Fire Insurance Company and The Kings Mutual Insurance Company — Letters patent of continuation, letters patent of amalgamation and order to commence and carry on business

Notice is hereby given of the issuance,

April 21, 2016

JEREMY RUDIN
Superintendent of Financial Institutions

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PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE

Governor in Council appointment opportunities

On February 25, 2016, the Prime Minister announced a new approach for Governor in Council (GIC) appointments to more than 1 500 positions in commissions, boards, Crown corporations, agencies and tribunals across Canada. Under this new approach, open, transparent and merit-based selection processes will support the Government of Canada’s commitment to help ensure gender parity and that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are better reflected in positions of leadership, as ministers make appointment recommendations for positions within their portfolios. Details on the new process are outlined on the GIC Appointments Web site (www.appointments.gc.ca).

Canadians can apply online for all GIC positions through the GIC Appointments Web site. Current and ongoing opportunities will be posted there and will provide information on how candidates may submit their applications online. You are encouraged to visit the Web site on a regular basis to learn of new opportunities that may be of interest to you as well as register and create your account for GIC appointment applications (http://appointments.gc.ca/lgn.asp?lang=eng). Once the account has been created, you will then be able to apply to opportunities when they are posted on the GIC Appointments Web site.

PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE

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