Vol. 147, No. 45 — November 9, 2013

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT

Ministerial Instructions

Notice is hereby given, under subsection 87.3(6) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, that the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration has established 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.

Overview

Authority for Ministerial Instructions is derived from section 87.3 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). Instructions are directed to officers and their delegates who are charged with handling and/or reviewing applications for permanent or temporary visas to enter Canada.

The Instructions are consistent with the IRPA objectives laid out in section 3 of the Act and are compliant with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The Instructions do not apply to refugees or protected persons or persons making a request on humanitarian or compassionate grounds from within Canada.

The Instructions respect all previously established accords and agreements including the Quebec-Canada Accord and all existing agreements with provinces and territories.

These Ministerial Instructions identify eligibility criteria for applications and requests for certain immigration categories. Applications meeting these criteria are eligible for processing under these Instructions.

These Instructions will come into force on November 9, 2013, and apply to applications received by the designated Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) office on or after November 9, 2013.

All applications received by the designated CIC offices prior to November 9, 2013, shall continue to be considered for processing according to the Ministerial Instructions in place at the time of their receipt.

Any categories for which Instructions are not specifically issued shall continue to be processed in the usual manner, as per processing priorities established by the Department.

Economic Class
Canadian Experience Class

These Instructions are intended to manage the processing of new applications received for the Canadian Experience Class, enabling CIC to reduce application inventories.

Cap and sub-caps on the number of applications to be processed per year

A maximum of 12 000 new complete applications submitted for the Canadian Experience Class will be considered for processing each year. Within the 12 000 cap, a maximum of 200 complete applications submitted for each occupation at Skill Level B, as defined in the 2011 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC), will be considered for processing each year, except in the six occupations specified below. CIC will not consider for processing Canadian Experience Class applications for which the applicant claims work experience in one or more of the ineligible occupations set out below in support of their application, unless the applicant claims qualifying (see footnote 1) work experience in other NOC Skill Type 0, or Skill Level A or B occupations.

Ineligible NOC occupations:

  • 1221 Administrative officers
  • 1241 Administrative assistants
  • 1311 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • 6211 Retail sales supervisors
  • 6311 Food service supervisors
  • 6322 Cooks

Once an application is placed into processing, an officer may refuse an application if the officer determines that the applicant has work experience in one or more of the six ineligible occupations listed above and the officer is not satisfied that the applicant has the required qualifying work experience in other NOC Skill Type 0, or Skill Level A or B occupations.

In all cases, applications placed into processing are still subject to the requirements of the Canadian Experience Class and all other applicable requirements under the IRPA.

For further clarity, there is no sub-cap on the number of new applications submitted at NOC Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A. However, these occupations are subject to the overall cap of 12 000 complete applications.

To calculate the caps, applications will be considered in order of the date they are received. Applications received on the same date will be considered for processing having regard to routine office procedures.

For the unique purpose of calculating the caps, the cap year will begin on November 9, 2013, and end on October 31, 2014, unless otherwise indicated in a future Ministerial Instruction. Subsequent years will be calculated from November 1 to October 31 unless otherwise indicated in a future Ministerial Instruction.

Instructions for processing Canadian Experience Class applications

In order to be included under the caps and considered for processing, applications must be completed according to the application kit requirements in place at the time the application is received by the Centralized Intake Office in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and must meet the criteria set out below.

Complete Canadian Experience Class applications received by the Centralized Intake Office in Sydney, Nova Scotia, on or after November 9, 2013, whose applicants meet the language threshold for the Canadian Experience Class as set by the Minister pursuant to subsection 74(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR), in each of the four language abilities (speaking, reading, writing, and oral comprehension), (see footnote 2) that do not exceed the caps set out above and are not claiming work experience in one or more of the six ineligible occupations listed above in support of the application, shall be placed into processing.

No humanitarian and compassionate requests to overcome requirements of Ministerial Instructions

Requests made on the basis of humanitarian and compassionate grounds from outside Canada that accompany any application affected by these Ministerial Instructions, but not identified for processing under the Instructions, will not be processed.

Retention/Disposition

Applicants whose applications do not meet the criteria described above shall be informed that their application does not qualify for processing and shall have their processing fee returned.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Order 2013-87-09-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Whereas, pursuant to subsections 87(1) and (5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (see footnote a), the Minister of the Environment has added the substances referred to in the annexed Order to the Domestic Substances List (see footnote b);

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsections 87(1) and (5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (see footnote c), makes the annexed Order 2013-87-09-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List.

Gatineau, October 30, 2013

LEONA AGLUKKAQ
Minister of the Environment

ORDER 2013-87-09-02 AMENDING THE NON-DOMESTIC SUBSTANCES LIST

AMENDMENT

1. Part Ⅰ of the Non-domestic Substances List (see footnote 3) is amended by deleting the following:

64382-04-3
64742-71-8
66455-31-0

COMING INTO FORCE

2. This Order comes into force on the day on which Order 2013-87-09-01 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

Borges, Helena

2013-1139

Associate Deputy Minister of Transport and concurrently Associate Deputy Head of Infrastructure to be styled Associate Deputy Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

 

Caldwell, The Hon. Neal W.

2013-1116

Government of Saskatchewan

 

Administrator

 

December 17 to December 28, 2013

 

Coulombe, Michel

2013-1135

Canadian Security Intelligence Service

 

Director

 

Government of British Columbia

2013-1094

Administrators

 

Bracken, The Hon. Keith

 

November 15 to November 17, 2013

 

Gaul, The Hon. Geoffrey

 

November 18 to November 28, 2013

 

Government of British Columbia

2013-1095

Administrators

 

Johnston, The Hon. Robert T.

 

January 4 to January 11, 2014

 

Macaulay, The Hon. Malcolm D.

 

December 1 to December 5, 2013

 

Jean, Daniel

2013-1133

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

Laroche, Yazmine

2013-1140

Associate Deputy Head of Infrastructure and concurrently Associate Deputy Minister of Transport, to be styled Associate Deputy Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

 

Lemay, Marie

2013-1138

Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

 

President

 

Parker, Ronald

2013-1137

Associate Secretary to the Treasury Board

 

Smith, Alister

2013-1136

Privy Council Office

 

Senior Advisor

 

Smith, The Hon. Heather J.

2013-1145

Government of Ontario

 

Administrator

 

October 30 and 31, 2013

 

Swords, Colleen

2013-1134

Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage

 

October 31, 2013

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Parliamentary Secretary to the

2013-923

(see footnote d) Keddy, Gerald

 

Minister of National Revenue; Minister for the purposes of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act

 

October 31, 2013

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

CANADIAN COMMERCIAL CORPORATION

President and Chief Executive Officer (full-time position)

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Salary range: $210,600 to $247,700

A federal Crown corporation, the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) plays a key role in assisting in the development of export trade through government-to-government access and the provision to Canadian exporters of international contracting and procurement expertise in the areas of defence contracting and international infrastructure projects. As the Government’s international contracting and procurement agency since 1946, the CCC plays an important role in promoting Canadian capabilities and increasing exports in a highly complex global environment. The CCC is able to offer exporters exceptional access to foreign government procurement opportunities, where regulatory complexity, distance and informal trade barriers may restrict entry. The CCC does this by serving as prime contractor, signing back-to-back contracts with both the foreign government and the Canadian exporter, thus guaranteeing completion of the contract.

This outstanding organization is now seeking its next President and Chief Executive Officer. Working with a broad array of stakeholders and partners both domestically and abroad, the new CEO will ensure the CCC’s profitability while it fulfills its social mandate of facilitating Canadian exports. The new CEO will provide leadership and direction to CCC as it looks to build upon its existing business in an increasingly competitive and evolving global marketplace. Providing expertise in the realms of business development, risk management, contract negotiation, and business growth, he or she will ensure a solid pipeline of business through an emphasis on proactive sales activity while managing risk exposure and ensuring the CCC is constantly well-aligned with its partners and stakeholders.

The ideal candidate would possess a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience.

The ideal candidate would possess significant senior level management experience in a large private and/or public organization, preferably with a strong international business/exports focus, including the management of human and financial resources, as well as experience in managing a sales/business development organization, particularly with an international focus. Experience in strategic management, business development and those management techniques which promote good governance and improve organizational performance, and proven senior level decision-making experience with respect to complex and sensitive issues, are also desired. The ideal candidate would have experience dealing with senior level government officials and/or public policy issues, and in building and maintaining productive and effective multipartite relationships with partner organizations and diverse stakeholders, including at the international level. Experience working with or reporting to a board of directors and experience dealing with defence, security, infrastructure and defence construction industries would be considered assets.

The ideal candidate would possess knowledge of the Canadian Commercial Corporation’s mandate, business activities and public policy issues, as well as its governing legislation, including the Canadian Commercial Corporation Act, and the Financial Administration Act. He or she would have knowledge of international business/exporting at the senior management level, and knowledge of sound governance and management principles and practices, including risk management. Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the chairperson, the board of directors and the president/chief executive officer of a corporation is also desired. Knowledge of the issues and concerns faced by small/medium Canadian businesses regarding development opportunities in the international export marketplace would be considered an asset.

The ideal candidate would have the ability to identify, analyze and define priorities and strategies, and provide the corporate vision, leadership and strategic direction needed for the Canadian Commercial Corporation to attain its mandate and objectives. In addition, he or she would have the ability to work under considerable pressure and make decisions in the face of competing interests and time constraints while simultaneously managing a number of complex issues. The ability to anticipate emerging issues and develop strategies that enable the CCC to capitalize on opportunities, resolve issues and derive benefits from organizational development as well as superior analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think creatively are desired. The ideal candidate would possess the ability to focus the energies and talents of the CCC’s employees and motivate them to achieve corporate objectives in addition to possessing the ability to facilitate consensus, manage conflicts and reconcile divergent positions. He or she would have the ability to develop effective working relationships with a board of directors, the Minister and his/her Office, the Deputy Minister and the CCC’s partners and stakeholders and possess superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to act as a spokesperson in representing the Canadian Commercial Corporation with stakeholders, media, public institutions, governments and other organizations.

The ideal candidate would be a strategic and innovative leader, possessing sound judgement, high ethical standards and integrity, as well as superior interpersonal skills. He or she would act with tact and diplomacy, be motivated by challenge and change, and demonstrate initiative, impartiality and flexibility.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

The successful candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance and to travel extensively within Canada and internationally.

The Government is committed to ensuring that its appointments are representative of Canada’s regions and official languages, as well as of women, Aboriginal peoples, disabled persons and visible minorities.

The selected candidate must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders. The Guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments Web site, under “Reference Material,” at www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca/index.asp?lang=eng.

The selected candidate will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s Web site at http://ciec-ccie.gc.ca/Default.aspx?pid=1&lang=en.

This notice has been placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on its Web site at www.ccc.ca.

Should you be interested in learning more about this leadership opportunity, please visit www.renaudfoster.com for the full job specifications. To apply in confidence, please forward your curriculum vitae and a letter of introduction to eslankis@renaudfoster.com or npoirier@renaudfoster.com. All submissions will be acknowledged.

English and French notices of vacancies will be produced in an alternative format upon request. For further information, please contact Publishing and Depository Services, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S5, 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

WINDSOR-DETROIT BRIDGE AUTHORITY

President and Chief Executive Officer (full-time position)

Salary range: From $210,600 to $247,700
Location: Windsor, Ontario, or the County of Essex, Ontario

The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), a parent Crown corporation, was established in October 2012. Its mandate is to enable construction and operation of a new international crossing between Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan. The project includes four components: a six-lane high-level bridge; a Canadian port of entry (POE) with border inspection and toll facilities; a U.S. POE with border inspection; and an interchange with Interstate 75. Project procurement and operations are governed by the Canada-Michigan Crossing Agreement concluded in June 2012, which can be found at www.partnershipborderstudy.com/crossing-agreement.asp.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for all aspects of the Authority’s activities.

The ideal candidate should possess a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, training and/or job-related experience.

The ideal candidate would have significant leadership and management experience at the senior executive level in a major public and/or private corporation. Significant experience in project management and in the delivery of major infrastructure projects, preferably in a multi-stakeholder organization, is desired. He or she would also have experience in dealing with different levels of government, preferably with senior officials. Experience dealing with multi-modal transportation networks, bridges and/or international crossings as well as experience with public-private partnerships would be considered assets.

The ideal candidate would have knowledge of the newly created WDBA’s mandate, legislative framework and activities as well as knowledge and understanding of sound business practices and principles, including human resources, financial and risk management. He or she would also possess knowledge of the respective roles and objectives of federal, provincial and municipal governments in transportation matters, in addition to knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring and evaluation of corporate performance and knowledge of political and public policy environments, processes and best practices. Knowledge of current international bridge safety and security issues as well as knowledge of the trends and issues relating to public-private partnerships generally and/or infrastructure development in Canada is also desired.

In order to achieve the WDBA’s objectives and carry out its mandate, the President and CEO should demonstrate the ability to provide corporate leadership and vision. The candidate should possess sound judgment, initiative, tact, diplomacy, superior interpersonal skills, high ethical standards and integrity. He or she would have the ability to analyze complex issues and develop strategies to enable the WDBA to optimize its human, financial and material resources.

The ideal candidate would have the ability to effectively develop, with Canadian and U.S. federal, provincial, state and municipal governments as well as the WDBA’s stakeholders, the relationships required to construct the new international crossing and to promote continued cross-border transportation and economic networks. The ability to establish and communicate short- and long-range objectives for the future of the WDBA is desired. He or she should also possess superior communications skills, both written and oral, and the ability to act as a spokesperson in dealing with the media, public institutions, governments and other organizations.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

The successful candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to Windsor, Ontario, or the County of Essex, Ontario, or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.

The Government is committed to ensuring that its appointments are representative of Canada’s regions and official languages, as well as of women, Aboriginal peoples, disabled persons and visible minorities.

The selected candidate must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders. The Guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments Web site, under “Reference Material,” at www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca/index.asp?lang=eng.

The selected candidate will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s Web site at http://ciec-ccie.gc.ca/Default.aspx?pid=1&lang=en.

This notice has been placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

Further details about the letters patent for the WDBA can be found at http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2013/2013-01-26/html/order-decret-eng.html.

Should you be interested in learning more about this leadership opportunity, please visit www.renaudfoster.com for the full job specification. To apply in confidence, please forward your curriculum vitae and a letter of introduction to eslankis@renaudfoster.com or npoirier@renaudfoster.com. All submissions will be acknowledged.

English and French notices of vacancies will be produced in an alternative format upon request. For further information, please contact Publishing and Depository Services, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S5, 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

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  • Footnote a
    S.C. 1999, c. 33
  • Footnote b
    SOR/94-311
  • Footnote c
    S.C. 1999, c. 33
  • Footnote d
    Correction
  • Footnote 1
    Qualifying work experience is 12 months of authorized full-time, or the equivalent in part-time, paid Canadian skilled work experience in one or more NOC Skill Type 0, or Skill Level A or B occupations within the 36 months preceding the date on which the application is received. Any period of employment during which the applicant was engaged in full-time study or any periods of self-employment will not be included in calculating the period of qualifying work experience.
  • Footnote 2
    Meeting the language threshold is evidenced by the inclusion in the application of a test from a designated language testing organization. A designated language testing organization is an organization designated pursuant to subsection 74(3) of the IRPR. Test results must be less than two years old on the date on which the application is received by the Centralized Intake Office in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
  • Footnote 3
    Supplement, Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, January 31, 1998