Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 152, Number 32: GOVERNMENT NOTICES

August 11, 2018

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 17 000 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 17 000 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,

Number of applications to be accepted for processing in a year

A maximum of 17 000 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:

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:

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, July 28, 2018:

Coming into effect

These Instructions take effect on July 28, 2018.

Ottawa, July 26, 2018

Ahmed Hussen, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Instrument of Advice dated July 18, 2018

Bennett, The Hon. Carolyn, P.C.

Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development to be styled Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

Bibeau, The Hon. Marie-Claude, P.C.

Minister for International Development to be styled Minister of International Development

Blair, William Sterling

Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction

Brison, The Hon. Scott, P.C.

President of the Treasury Board to be styled President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government

Carr, The Hon. James Gordon, P.C.

Minister for International Trade to be styled Minister of International Trade Diversification

Chagger, The Hon. Bardish, P.C.

Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Champagne, The Hon. François-Philippe, Q.C.

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

Duncan, The Hon. Kirsty, P.C.

Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities to be styled Minister of Science and Sport

Gould, The Hon. Karina, P.C.

Minister of Democratic Institutions

Joly, The Hon. Mélanie, P.C.

Minister of La Francophonie to be styled Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie

LeBlanc, The Hon. Dominic, P.C.

President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of State to assist the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development to be styled Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade

Monsef, The Hon. Maryam, P.C.

Minister of Status of Women

Ng, Mary F. Y.

Minister of Small Business and Tourism to be styled Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion

Qualtrough, The Hon. Carla, P.C.

Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister of State to assist the Minister of Employment and Social Development to be styled Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility

Rodriguez, The Hon. Pablo, P.C.

Minister of Canadian Heritage to be styled Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism

Sohi, The Hon. Amarjeet, P.C.

Minister of Natural Resources

Tassi, Filomena

Minister of Seniors

Wilkinson, Jonathan

Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to be styled Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

July 18, 2018

Diane Bélanger
Official Documents Registrar

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Benay, Alex

2018-1032

Chief Information Officer of Canada

 

Bruce, Shelly

2018-956

Communications Security Establishment

 

Chief

 

Kelly, Anne

2018-1042

Commissioner of Corrections

 

Laroche, Yazmine

2018-1031

Public Service Accessibility

 

Deputy Minister

 

Levy, Joanne T.

2018-979

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

 

Full-time member

 

O’Gorman, Erin

2018-957

Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board

 

Parole Board of Canada

 

Full-time members

 

Buisson, Véronique

2018-978

Lainé, Joseph

2018-977

Wex, Richard

2018-987

Immigration and Refugee Board

 

Chairperson

 

August 2, 2018

Diane Bélanger
Official Documents Registrar

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA MARINE ACT

Windsor Port Authority — Supplementary letters patent

BY THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

WHEREAS letters patent were issued by the Minister of Transport (“Minister”) for the Windsor Port Authority (“Authority”) under the authority of the Canada Marine Act (“Act”), effective July 1, 1999;

WHEREAS Schedule B of the letters patent sets out the federal real property managed by the Authority;

WHEREAS, pursuant to subsection 9(1) of the Act, the Minister wishes to issue, on his own initiative, supplementary letters patent to the Authority to remove from Part I of Schedule B of the letters patent the federal real property described below;

WHEREAS, pursuant to subsection 9(2) of the Act, notice of the proposed changes to the letters patent was given in writing to the board of directors of the Authority;

AND WHEREAS the Minister is satisfied that the amendments to the letters patent are consistent with the Act;

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to subsection 9(1) of the Act, the letters patent are amended as follows:

ISSUED this 10th day of June, 2018.

The Honourable Marc Garneau, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Transport

INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CANADA

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-012-18 — Release of RSS-251, issue 2, and RSS-220, issue 1, amendment 1

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

These documents will come into force upon publication on the official publications section of the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website.

General information

The Radio equipment standards list will be amended accordingly.

Submitting comments

Comments and suggestions for improving these standards may be submitted online using the Standard Change Request form.

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.

July 31, 2018

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

Chairperson

Canada Lands Company Limited

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

Canada Post Corporation

 

Chairperson

Canadian Race Relations Foundation

August 13, 2018

Chairperson

Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

 

Director

CPP Investment Board

 

Director

Farm Credit Canada

September 27, 2018

Commissioner

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

 

Members

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

September 14, 2018

Commissioners and Chairperson

International Joint Commission

 

Members (appointment to roster)

International Trade and International Investment Dispute Settlement Bodies

 

Chairperson

National Arts Centre Corporation

September 12, 2018

Vice-Chairperson

National Arts Centre Corporation

September 12, 2018

Chief Executive Officer

National Capital Commission

 

Director

National Gallery of Canada

 

Commissioner of Competition

Office of the Commissioner of Competition

 

Superintendent

Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada

 

Veterans’ Ombudsman

Office of the Veterans’ Ombudsman

 

Director

VIA Rail Canada Inc.

September 7, 2018

President and Chief Executive Officer

VIA Rail Canada Inc.

September 7, 2018