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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT

Ministerial Instructions with respect to the processing of applications for a permanent resident visa made by parents or grandparents of a sponsor as members of the family class and the processing of sponsorship applications made in relation to those applications

These Instructions are published in the Canada Gazette in accordance with subsection 87.3(6) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Act).

These Instructions are given, pursuant to section 87.3 and subsections 92(1.1) and (2) of the Act, by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration as, in the opinion of the Minister, these Instructions will best support the attainment of the immigration goals established by the Government of Canada by seeing families reunited in Canada. By using a randomized selection process, sponsors will have the same opportunity of having their application accepted for processing within the 10 000 sponsorship applications accepted for processing in any year. As part of the randomized selection process, a period of time will be provided to persons to indicate their interest in making a sponsorship application to sponsor their parents or grandparents. Before 10 000 persons are randomly selected, duplicate entries will be removed, keeping only the most recent entry of a person. Finally, invitations to make a sponsorship application sent by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration (Department) are not transferable, further ensuring fairness in the management of intake into the parent and grandparent program.

Scope

These Instructions apply to applications for a permanent resident visa of sponsors’ parents or grandparents made under the Family Class, referred to in paragraphs 117(1)(c) and (d) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (Regulations), respectively, as well as to sponsorship applications made in relation to those applications.

Interpretation

For the purposes of these Instructions,

(a) a working day does not include Saturdays or holidays within the meaning of subsection 35(1) of the Interpretation Act, and if New Year’s Day falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, a working day also does not include the following Monday; and

(b) the period during which a person can indicate their interest in making a sponsorship application begins at noon Eastern standard time on the first working day of a calendar year and ends at noon Eastern standard time on the 30th day following the first working day.

Number of applications to be accepted for processing in a year

A maximum of 10 000 sponsorship applications made in relation to applications for a permanent resident visa, which are made by sponsors’ parents or grandparents under the Family Class, are accepted for processing each year. The year begins on January 1 and ends on December 31 of the same calendar year.

Conditions — sponsorship applications

With respect to a year, in order to be processed, any sponsorship application referred to in these Instructions that has not been returned under section 12 of the Regulations for not meeting the requirements of sections 10 and 11 of the Regulations — for example by not using all the applicable forms provided by the Department in the application package published on the website of the Department or by not including all information, documents and evidence referred to in paragraph 10(1)(c) of the Regulations — must meet the following conditions:

  • (a) the sponsorship application is made by a person who, having indicated — during the period during which they could do so — their interest in making a sponsorship application by means that have been made available by the Department for that purpose, has been invited to make the application after they were randomly selected by the Department among the other interested persons;
  • (b) the sponsorship application has been received by the Department within the period of 90 days after the day on which the Department sent the sponsor an invitation to make a sponsorship application;
  • (c) the sponsorship application indicates the same information, such as name, date of birth, address, country of birth, as that of the person who has been invited to make such an application; and
  • (d) the sponsorship application is accompanied by the documents required by the application package published on the website of the Department, as amended from time to time.

Conditions — permanent resident visa applications

With respect to a year, in order to be processed, any permanent resident visa application referred to in these Instructions that has not been returned under section 12 of the Regulations for not meeting the requirements of sections 10 and 11 of the Regulations — for example by not using all the applicable forms provided by the Department in the application package published on the website of the Department or by not including all information, documents and evidence referred to in paragraph 10(1)(c) of the Regulations — must meet the following conditions:

  • (a) the permanent resident visa application is made by an applicant sponsored by a person who, having indicated — during the period during which they could do so — their interest in making a sponsorship application by means that had been made available by the Department for that purpose, has been invited to make a sponsorship application after they were randomly selected by the Department among the other interested persons;
  • (b) the permanent resident visa application is made by an applicant being sponsored by a person whose sponsorship application has been received by the Department within the period of 90 days after the Department sent them an invitation to make a sponsorship application;
  • (c) the permanent resident visa application has been received by the Department within the period of 90 days referred to in paragraph (b); and
  • (d) the permanent resident visa application is accompanied by the documents required by the application package published on the website of the Department, as amended from time to time.

Order for processing

Applications meeting the applicable conditions established by these Instructions are processed in the order in which they are received by the Department.

Humanitarian and compassionate requests

A request made under subsection 25(1) of the Act from outside Canada and that accompanies an application that was not accepted for processing under these Instructions will not be processed.

Disposition of applications

Any application that does not meet the applicable conditions established by these Instructions will be returned.

Repeal

The following Instructions are repealed, effective January 1, 2017:

  • (a) Ministerial Instructions regarding the processing of applications to sponsor parents and grandparents as members of the family class, published in Part I of the Canada Gazette on June 15, 2013, and amended by the Ministerial Instructions published in Part I of the Canada Gazette on February 27, 2016; and
  • (b) Ministerial Instructions regarding the processing of applications to sponsor parents and grandparents as members of the family class, published in Part I of the Canada Gazette on February 27, 2016.

Coming into effect

These Instructions take effect on January 1, 2017.

Ottawa, December 23, 2016

John McCallum
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

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OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

BANK ACT

National Bank of Canada — Exemption

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to subsection 156.05(4) of the Bank Act (the “Act”), that the management of National Bank of Canada (“NBC”) has, pursuant to subsection 156.05(3) of the Act, been exempted from the requirement of paragraph 156.05(1)(a) of the Act to send the prescribed management proxy circular to each shareholder whose proxy is solicited for the annual meeting of shareholders to be held on or about April 21, 2017, and any subsequent annual and/or special meetings.

The exemption is granted on the basis that NBC makes the prescribed management proxy circular accessible, as well as sends a notice thereof, in accordance with National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations and National Instrument 54-101 Communication with Beneficial Owners of Securities of a Reporting Issuer, to each shareholder whose proxy is solicited.

This exemption was granted on November 18, 2016.

December 19, 2016

Jeremy Rudin
Superintendent of Financial Institutions

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PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE

Appointment opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will 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.

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 (http://www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca/slctnPrcs.asp?menu=1&lang=eng).

Position

Organization

Closing date

Chairperson

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

January 16, 2017

Director

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

January 16, 2017

Full-time and Part-time Members

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

January 9, 2017

Members

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

January 16, 2017

Chairperson

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

January 23, 2017

Trustees

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

January 9, 2017

Chairperson

Canadian Museum of History

January 23, 2017

Trustees

Canadian Museum of History

January 9, 2017

Vice-Chairperson

Canadian Museum of History

January 23, 2017

Chairperson

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

January 23, 2017

Trustees

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

January 9, 2017

Chairperson

Canadian Museum of Nature

January 23, 2017

Trustees

Canadian Museum of Nature

January 9, 2017

Permanent Members

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

January 16, 2017

Chairperson

Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Canada

February 19, 2017

Clerk of the House of Commons

House of Commons

February 26, 2017

Chief Science Advisor

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

January 27, 2017

Chairperson

Laurentian Pilotage Authority Canada

February 5, 2017

Directors  

Marine Atlantic Inc.

January 22, 2017

Members

National Film Board

January 15, 2017

Chairperson

National Gallery of Canada

January 23, 2017

Trustees

National Gallery of Canada

January 9, 2017

Vice-Chairperson

National Gallery of Canada

January 23, 2017

Trustees

National Museum of Science and Technology

January 9, 2017

Commissioner of Lobbying

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying

January 9, 2017

Commissioner of Official Languages for Canada

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

January 9, 2017

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner

Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner

January 9, 2017

Director of Public Prosecutions

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

January 22, 2017

Executive Vice-Chairperson and Member

Parole Board of Canada

February 5, 2017

Chairperson

Payment in Lieu of Taxes Dispute Advisory Panel

January 15, 2017

Members

Payment in Lieu of Taxes Dispute Advisory Panel

January 15, 2017

Chief Public Health Officer

Public Health Agency of Canada

February 12, 2017

Directors

Royal Canadian Mint

January 29, 2017

Member

Telefilm Canada

January 15, 2017

Directors

VIA Rail Canada Inc.

January 29, 2017

Upcoming opportunities

New opportunities that will be posted in the coming weeks.

Position

Organization

President (Chief Executive Officer)

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

Commissioner for Workers

Canada Employment Insurance Commission

Chairperson

Canada Foundation for Innovation

President

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Chairperson

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

Directors

Canadian Race Relations Foundation

Citizenship Judges

Citizenship Commission

Directors

First Nations Financial Management Board

Sergeant-at-Arms

House of Commons

Directors

Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated

Members

National Arts Centre Corporation

Chairperson

National Battlefields Commission

Commissioner

National Battlefields Commission

Full-time Member

National Energy Board

Procurement Ombudsman

Office of the Procurement Ombudsman

Chairperson

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

Member

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

Chairperson and Member

Standards Council of Canada

Ongoing opportunities

Opportunities posted on an ongoing basis.

Position

Organization

Full-time and Part-time Members

Immigration and Refugee Board

Members — All regional divisions (full-time positions and part-time positions)

Parole Board of Canada

Full-time and Part-time Members (Appeal Division)

Social Security Tribunal

Full-time and Part-time Members (General Division — Employment Insurance Section)

Social Security Tribunal

Full-time and Part-time Members (General Division — Income Security Section)

Social Security Tribunal

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