Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 153, Number 33: GOVERNMENT NOTICES

August 17, 2019

DEPARTMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT

Ministerial Instructions with respect to the Rural and Northern Community Immigration Class

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 14.1 footnote a of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act footnote b, gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions with respect to the Rural and Northern Community Immigration Class.

Ahmed D. Hussen
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Ministerial Instructions with respect to the Rural and Northern Community Immigration Class

Definitions

1 (1) The following definitions apply in these Instructions.

Interpretation

(2) Unless otherwise indicated, other words and expressions used in these Instructions have the same meaning as in sections 2 and 73 of the Regulations.

Rural and northern community immigration class

2 (1) The rural and northern community immigration class is established as part of the economic class referred to in subsection 12(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and consists of foreign nationals who have the ability to become economically established in Canada in a community and who, on the day on which their application for permanent residence as a member of that class is made, meet the requirements of sections 3 to 10.

Rural and northern community

(2) Any reference to a community is a reference to the community set out in column 2 of the schedule that is represented by the corresponding economic development organization set out in column 1.

Economic development organization

(3) Any reference to an economic development organization is a reference to the economic development organization set out in column 1 of the schedule that is designated under paragraph 14(2)(g) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to make recommendations to the Minister with respect to foreign nationals under section 8, during the period set out in column 3, and that represents the corresponding community set out in column 2.

Work experience

3 (1) The applicant must have, in the three years preceding the day on which they made their application for permanent residence, accumulated at least one year of full-time work experience, or the equivalent in part-time work, over a continuous period in an occupation listed in the National Occupational Classification.

Work experience requirements

(2) The work experience must meet the following requirements:

International graduate exemption

(3) The work experience requirement does not apply to an applicant who obtained an eligible credential from a post-secondary program and who meets the following requirements:

Definition of eligible credential

(4) In this section, an eligible credential means a degree, diploma, certificate or trade or apprenticeship credential from a Canadian public post-secondary institution in the community, provided that the applicant was authorized to study in Canada under the Regulations and had temporary resident status throughout their period of study or training, but does not include a credential obtained

Offer of employment

4 (1) The applicant must have a genuine offer of employment, as determined under subsection 200(5) of the Regulations — from an employer that carries on business in the community and is not a consulate or an employer that is referred to in paragraphs 200(3)(g.1) or (h) of the Regulations — that the applicant is likely to accept and the applicant is able and likely to perform the duties of the employment and meets the employment requirements of the occupation, as set out in the National Occupational Classification, except for certification requirements in the case of regulated occupations.

Employment requirements

(2) The offered employment must be

Language proficiency

5 The applicant must demonstrate, using the results of a language test — approved under subsection 74(3) of the Regulations and provided by an institution or organization designated under that subsection — that are less than two years old, that they have, for each of the four language skill areas under either the Canadian Language Benchmarks or the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens, met or exceeded the applicable language proficiency threshold, among the following, for the National Occupational Classification of the occupation for which they have an offer of employment:

Education

6 The applicant must have obtained

Intention to reside

7 The applicant must intend to reside in the community or within a reasonable commuting distance of the community.

Recommendation

8 (1) The applicant must have a recommendation from a designated economic development organization referred to in column 1 of the schedule.

Considerations

(2) The recommendation must be based on criteria that are established by the economic development organization and that reflect the following considerations:

Period of validity

(3) The recommendation is valid for a period of six months beginning on the day on which it is issued, unless it is revoked by the economic development organization or the economic development organization is removed from the schedule, in which case the recommendation is invalid beginning on the day of revocation or removal.

Necessary funds

9 The applicant must, if they do not already occupy a position of employment in Canada, have in the form of transferable and available funds — unencumbered by debts or other obligations — an amount equal to one half of the amount identified, in the most recent edition of the publication concerning low-income cut-offs that is published annually by Statistics Canada under the Statistics Act, for rural areas outside census metropolitan areas or census agglomerations as the minimum amount of before-tax, annual income necessary for the applicant to support themselves and their family members, whether those family members are accompanying them or not.

Application from within Canada

10 If a foreign national is in Canada at the time of their permanent resident visa application, they must have temporary resident status.

New offer of employment

11 An applicant may obtain a new genuine offer of employment only if, after they submit their application for permanent residence,

Visa issuance

12 In order for a permanent resident visa to be issued

Permanent resident visa

13 For the purposes of subsection 14.1(5) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, subsections 70(1), (2), (4) and (5) of the Regulations apply to permanent resident visa applications made by an applicant.

Not agent of Her Majesty

14 Economic development organizations are not agents of Her Majesty or Crown corporations, as defined in section 2 of the Financial Administration Act, and their officers and employees are not part of the federal public administration.

Effective period

15 These Instructions have effect for a period of five years beginning on September 1, 2019, but if they are given after that day, the period begins on the day on which they are given.

SCHEDULE

(Subsections 2(2) and (3) and 8(1) and (3) and subparagraph 12(b)(ii))

List of Economic Development Organizations

Item

Column 1

Economic Development Organization

Column 2

Community

Column 3

Period

1

Brandon Immigration Pilot Board

An area in Manitoba bounded by a radius of 55 km centred on latitude 49°50′35.4″ North and longitude 99°57′01.6″ West

November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2022

2

Claresholm Economic Development Committee

An area in Alberta bounded by a radius of 25 km centred on latitude 50°01′12.6″ North and longitude 113°35′00.6″ West

January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022

3

Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Kootenay

In British Columbia, an area bounded by a radius of 35 km centred on latitude 49°34′13.1″ North and longitude 117°14′10.4″ West and an area bounded by a 35 km radius centred on latitude 49°06′49.3″ North and longitude 117°32′55.6″ West

January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022

4

Community Futures Development Corporation of the North Okanagan

In British Columbia, an area bounded by a radius of 40 km centred on latitude 50°15′54.6″ North and longitude 119°16′29.4″ West, excluding the census subdivision of Kelowna (City), as defined by Statistics Canada

January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022

5

Greater Sudbury Development Corporation

The census metropolitan area of Greater Sudbury in Ontario, as defined by Statistics Canada

November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2022

6

Moose Jaw & District Chamber of Commerce

The census agglomeration of Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan, as defined by Statistics Canada

April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2023

7

North Bay Chamber of Commerce

An area in Ontario bounded by a radius of 45 km centred on latitude 46°18′31.4″ North and longitude 79°27′45.4″ West

January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022

8

Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation

The census agglomeration of Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, as defined by Statistics Canada

November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2022

9

10018513 Manitoba Ltd. (commonly known as Supporting Entrepreneurs through Economic Development in the Rhineland, Plum Coulee, Gretna, and Altona)

An area in Manitoba bounded by the Canada-United States border, Road 18 West, Road 18 North, Meridian Road, Road 6 North, and Road 6 East

November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2022

10

Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission

The census metropolitan area of Thunder Bay in Ontario, as defined by Statistics Canada

November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2022

11

Timmins Economic Development Corporation

The census agglomeration of Timmins in Ontario, as defined by Statistics Canada

January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADA WILDLIFE ACT

Notice with respect to the extension of the public comment period to September 30, 2019, for the proposed Regulations Amending the Wildlife Area Regulations and Other Department of the Environment Regulations

The Department of the Environment is issuing this notice to inform Indigenous groups, stakeholders and the public of the extension to the comment period for the proposed Regulations Amending the Wildlife Area Regulations and Other Department of the Environment Regulations. Given the reception of several comments requesting an extension to the comment period, the Department has decided to extend this comment period in order to provide everyone who wishes to participate in the consultation process with the opportunity to do so. The period during which comments may be submitted for this initiative is now from June 1 to September 30, 2019.

The proposed Regulations Amending the Wildlife Area Regulations and Other Department of the Environment Regulations, along with a description of the changes, can be found in the June 1, 2019, edition of the Canada Gazette, Part I.

All comments may be submitted to ec.ReglementsFaune-WildlifeRegulations.ec@canada.ca.

You may also go to the consultation page to find out more about the proposal and to provide comments. All comments received will be carefully considered by the Department of the Environment before the final Regulations Amending the Wildlife Area Regulations and Other Department of the Environment Regulations are made.

Departmental contact

Caroline Ladanowski
Director
Wildlife Management and Regulatory Affairs Division
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, 16th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0H3
Email: ec.ReglementsFaune-WildlifeRegulations.ec@canada.ca

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Ministerial Condition No. 13820a and 13838a (variation to Ministerial Condition No. 13820 and 13838)

Ministerial Condition
(Paragraph 84(1)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health (the ministers) have assessed information pertaining to the substance aliphatic, aromatic unsaturated bicyclic derivative, Confidential Accession No. 19133-8;

Whereas the ministers suspect that the substance is toxic or capable of becoming toxic within the meaning of section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (the Act);

And whereas the Minister of the Environment has previously imposed Ministerial Condition No. 13820 and 13838 pertaining to the substance on August 13, 2005,

The Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsection 84(3) of the Act, hereby varies Ministerial Condition No. 13820 and 13838 in accordance with the following annex.

Nancy Hamzawi
Assistant Deputy Minister
Science and Technology Branch
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Variation to Ministerial Condition No. 13820 and 13838

(Subsection 84(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

1. Ministerial Condition No. 13820 and 13838 is varied and replaced by the following:

Ministerial Condition No. 13820a and 13838a
(Paragraph 84(1)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

1. The following definitions apply in these ministerial conditions:

2. The notifier may import or manufacture the substance in accordance with the present ministerial condition.

Disposal of the substance

3. The notifier or the person to whom the substance has been transferred must collect any waste in their physical possession or under their control and dispose of it in the following manner:

Environmental release

4. When any release to the environment of the substance occurs, or when waste is released to the environment in contravention to section 3, the person who has the physical possession or control of the substance or waste shall immediately take all measures necessary to prevent any further release, and to limit the dispersion of any release. Furthermore, the person shall, as soon as possible under the circumstances, inform the Minister of the Environment by contacting an enforcement officer designated under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

Record-keeping requirements

5. (1) The notifier shall maintain electronic or paper records, with any documentation supporting the validity of the information contained in these records, indicating

(2) The notifier shall maintain electronic or paper records mentioned in subsection (1) at their principal place of business in Canada, or at the principal place of business in Canada of their representative, for a period of at least five years after they are made.

Other requirements

6. The notifier shall inform any person to whom they transfer the physical possession or control of the substance or of the waste, in writing, of the terms of the present ministerial conditions. The notifier shall obtain, prior to the first transfer of the substance or waste, written confirmation from this person that they were informed of the terms of the present ministerial conditions. This written confirmation shall be maintained at the principal place of business in Canada of the notifier or of their representative in Canada for a period of at least five years from the day it was received.

Coming into force

2. The present variation to Ministerial Condition No. 13820 and 13838 comes into force on July 25, 2019.

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Ministerial Condition No. 19916

Ministerial Condition
(Paragraph 84(1)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health (the ministers) have assessed information pertaining to the substance amines, C36-alkylenedi- Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 68955-56-6;

And whereas the ministers suspect that the substance is toxic or capable of becoming toxic within the meaning of section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (the Act),

The Minister of the Environment, pursuant to paragraph 84(1)(a) of the Act, hereby permits the manufacture or import of the substance in accordance with the conditions of the following annex.

Nancy Hamzawi
Assistant Deputy Minister
Science and Technology Branch
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Conditions

(Paragraph 84(1)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

1. The following definitions apply in these ministerial conditions:

2. The notifier may manufacture or import the substance in accordance with the present ministerial conditions.

Restrictions

3. The notifier may manufacture or import the substance only to use it as a curing agent in an epoxy coating that is not a consumer product to which the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act applies.

4. The notifier shall transfer the physical possession or control of the substance only to a person who will use it in accordance with section 3.

Record-keeping requirements

5. (1) The notifier shall maintain electronic or paper records, with any documentation supporting the validity of the information contained in these records, indicating

(2) The notifier shall maintain the electronic or paper records mentioned in subsection (1) at their principal place of business in Canada, or at the principal place of business in Canada of their representative, for a period of at least five years after they are made.

Other requirements

6. The notifier shall inform any person to whom they transfer the physical possession or control of the substance, in writing, of the terms of the present ministerial conditions. The notifier shall obtain, prior to the first transfer of the substance, written confirmation from this person that they were informed of the terms of the present ministerial conditions. This written confirmation shall be maintained at the principal place of business in Canada of the notifier or of their representative in Canada for a period of at least five years from the day it was received.

Coming into force

7. The present ministerial conditions come into force on July 31, 2019.

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

MIGRATORY BIRDS CONVENTION ACT, 1994

Notice with respect to the extension of the public comment period to September 30, 2019, for the proposed amendments to the Migratory Birds Regulations

The Department of the Environment is issuing this notice to inform Indigenous groups, stakeholders and the public of the extension to the comment period for the proposed amendments to the Migratory Birds Regulations. Given the reception of several comments requesting an extension to the comment period, the Department has decided to extend this comment period in order to provide everyone who wishes to participate in the consultation process with the opportunity to do so. The period during which comments may be submitted for this initiative is now from June 1 to September 30, 2019.

The proposed Migratory Birds Regulations, along with a description of the changes, can be found in the June 1, 2019, edition of the Canada Gazette, Part I.

All comments may be submitted to ec.ReglementsFaune-WildlifeRegulations.ec@canada.ca.

You may also go to the consultation page to find out more about the proposal and to provide comments. All comments received will be carefully considered by the Department of the Environment before the final Migratory Birds Regulations are made.

Departmental contact

Caroline Ladanowski
Director
Wildlife Management and Regulatory Affairs Division
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, 16th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0H3
Email: ec.ReglementsFaune-WildlifeRegulations.ec@canada.ca

ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE CANADA

SPECIES AT RISK ACT

Description of Red Knot rufa subspecies critical habitat in the Moose River Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Boatswain Bay Bird Sanctuary and Akimiski Island Bird Sanctuary

The Red Knot rufa subspecies (Calidris canutus rufa) is listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act, and is a migratory bird protected under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994. The rufa subspecies breeds solely in Canada within central parts of the Canadian Arctic, and passes through several provinces and territories during northward and southward migration.

The Recovery Strategy and Management Plan for the Red Knot (Calidris canutus) in Canada identifies the critical habitat for the Red Knot rufa subspecies in a number of areas, including within federally protected areas.

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to subsection 58(2) of the Species at Risk Act, subsection 58(1) of that Act applies, 90 days after this publication, to the critical habitat of the Red Knot rufa subspecies identified in the recovery strategy for that species — included on the Species at Risk Public Registry — found within the following federally protected areas: Moose River Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Boatswain Bay Bird Sanctuary and Akimiski Island Bird Sanctuary as described in the Migratory Bird Sanctuary Regulations made pursuant to the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994.

Interested parties are invited to contact Environment and Climate Change Canada by email at ec.protectionep-sarprotection.ec@canada.ca to request clarifications regarding the location, biophysical attributes and protection of this species’ critical habitat. Note, however, that some details may be withheld to protect the species and its critical habitat.

August 17, 2019

Sarah Wren
Director
Species at Risk Implementation
Canadian Wildlife Service

INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CANADA

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY ACT
RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. DGSO-005-19 — Decision on Periodic Adjustments for Radio and Spectrum Licence Fees and Fees Related to Equipment Certification Services

The intent of this notice is to announce the release of the document entitled DGSO-005-19, Decision on Periodic Adjustments for Radio and Spectrum Licence Fees and Fees Related to Equipment Certification Services. This document sets out the decision of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) with respect to periodic fee adjustments following March 15, 2020, for radio and spectrum licence fees as well as fees related to certification and registration in respect of radio and telecommunications apparatus.

This document is the result of the consultation process announced in notice DGSO-001-19, Consultation on Periodic Adjustments for Radio and Spectrum Licence Fees and Fees Related to Equipment Certification Services.

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on ISED’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website.

Official versions of notices can be viewed on the Canada Gazette website.

August 6, 2019

Susan Hart
Director General
Spectrum Management Operations Branch

INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CANADA

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-006-19 — Release of SRSP-101, issue 2

Notice is hereby given that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has released the following document:

This standard sets out the technical requirements for the use of fixed earth stations.

This document will come into force upon its publication on the Official publications section of the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website.

General information

SRSP-101, issue 2, has been coordinated with industry through the Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC).

Submitting comments

Interested parties are requested to submit comments in electronic format (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) by email (ic.spectrumengineering-genieduspectre.ic@canada.ca) to the Spectrum Engineering Group.

Printed submissions can be mailed to

Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
235 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0H5

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and the reference number of this notice (SMSE-006-19).

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website.

Official versions of notices can be viewed on the Canada Gazette website.

August 8, 2019

Martin Proulx
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE

Appointment opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

We are equally committed to providing a healthy workplace that supports one’s dignity, self-esteem and the ability to work to one’s full potential. With this in mind, all appointees will be expected to take steps to promote and maintain a healthy, respectful and harassment-free work environment.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions.

Current opportunities

The following opportunities for appointments to Governor in Council positions are currently open for applications. Every opportunity is open for a minimum of two weeks from the date of posting on the Governor in Council Appointments website.

Position

Organization

Closing date

President and Chief Executive Officer

Canada Lands Company Limited

 

Board Member (Anticipatory)

Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization

 

Chairperson (Anticipatory)

Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization

 

Chief Executive Officer (Anticipatory)

Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization

 

Vice-Chairperson (Anticipatory)

Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization

 

Chairperson

Canadian Dairy Commission

 

Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Director

Canadian Energy Regulator

 

Chief Executive Officer

Canadian Energy Regulator

 

Lead Commissioner, Deputy Lead Commissioner and Commissioner

Canadian Energy Regulator

 

Pay Equity Commissioner

Canadian Human Rights Commission

 

President (Chief Executive Officer)

Canadian Tourism Commission

 

Chairperson

Farm Credit Canada

 

Member (appointment to roster)

International Trade and International Investment Dispute Settlement Bodies

 

Auditor General of Canada

Office of the Auditor General

 

Chief Accessibility Officer (Anticipatory)

Office of the Chief Accessibility Officer

 

Chief Executive Officer

Parks Canada

 

Commissioner

Public Service Commission

 

Member and Alternate Member

Renewable Resources Board (Gwich’in)

 

Member and Alternate Member

Renewable Resources Board (Sahtu)