Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 156, Number 2: GOVERNMENT NOTICES

January 8, 2022

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Order 2021-87-10-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

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

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsection 87(5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 footnote a, makes the annexed Order 2021-87-10-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List.

Gatineau, December 17, 2021

Steven Guilbeault
Minister of the Environment

Order 2021-87-10-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Amendment

1 Part I of the Non-domestic Substances Listfootnote 1 is amended by deleting the following:

  • 96-47-9
  • 41258-95-1
  • 71173-61-0

Coming into Force

2 This Order comes into force on the day on which Order 2021-87-10-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List comes into force.

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Order 2021-87-12-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

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

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsection 87(5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 footnote a, makes the annexed Order 2021-87-12-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List.

Gatineau, December 17, 2021

Steven Guilbeault
Minister of the Environment

Order 2021-87-12-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Amendment

1 Part I of the Non-domestic Substances Listfootnote 1 is amended by deleting the following:

  • 541-41-3
  • 1415043-98-9

Coming into Force

2 This Order comes into force on the day on which Order 2021-87-12-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List comes into force.

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Order 2021-87-15-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

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

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsection 87(5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 footnote a, makes the annexed Order 2021-87-15-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List.

Gatineau, December 17, 2021

Steven Guilbeault
Minister of the Environment

Order 2021-87-15-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Amendment

1 Part I of the Non-domestic Substances Listfootnote 1 is amended by deleting the following:

  • 37282-15-8
  • 56524-63-1
  • 68919-76-6
  • 880105-45-3

Coming into Force

2 This Order comes into force on the day on which Order 2021-87-15-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List comes into force.

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Order 2021-87-17-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

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

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsection 87(5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 footnote a, makes the annexed Order 2021-87-17-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List.

Gatineau, December 17, 2021

Steven Guilbeault
Minister of the Environment

Order 2021-87-17-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Amendment

1 Part I of the Non-domestic Substances Listfootnote 1 is amended by deleting the following:

  • 73018-51-6
  • 162492-07-1

Coming into Force

2 This Order comes into force on the day on which Order 2021-87-17-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List comes into force.

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication after screening assessment of eight hydrocarbon-based substances specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and (c) or subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas seven substances identified in the annex below are substances identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas a summary of the draft screening assessment conducted on hydrocarbon resin pursuant to paragraphs 68(b) and (c) of the Act and on seven substances pursuant to section 74 of the Act is annexed hereby;

And whereas it is proposed to conclude that the substances do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act,

Notice therefore is hereby given that the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health (the ministers) propose to take no further action at this time under section 77 of the Act for the seven substances identified under subsection 73(1) of the Act.

Notice is further given that the ministers propose to take no further action on the remaining substance at this time.

Public comment period

Any person may, within 60 days after publication of the proposed risk management approach document, file with the Minister of the Environment written comments on the proposed risk management approach document. More information regarding the scientific considerations may be obtained from the Canada.ca (Chemical Substances) website. All comments must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of publication of this notice and be addressed to the Executive Director, Program Development and Engagement Division, Department of the Environment, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, by email to substances@ec.gc.ca or by using the online reporting system available through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window.

In accordance with section 313 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, any person who provides information in response to this notice may submit with the information a request that it be treated as confidential.

Jacqueline Gonçalves
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

David Morin
Director General
Safe Environments Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of Health

ANNEX I

Summary of the draft screening assessment of select hydrocarbon-based substances

Pursuant to section 68 or 74 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), the ministers have conducted a draft screening assessment of eight hydrocarbon-based substances. These substances were identified as priorities for assessment, as they met categorization criteria under subsection 73(1) of CEPA or were considered a priority on the basis of other human health concerns. The Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Numbers (CAS RNsfootnote 2), the Domestic Substances List (DSL) names, and the simplified or common names used of these substances are listed in the table below.

The eight substances assessed in this screening assessment
CAS RN DSL name Simplified or common names
64742-16-1 table a1 note a Petroleum resins Petroleum resins
68131-77-1 table a1 note a table a1 note b Distillates (petroleum), steam-cracked, polymd. Hydrocarbon resin
68410-13-9 table a1 note a Distillates (petroleum), steam-cracked, C5-12 fraction, polymd. Polymerized C5-12 distillates
67891-82-1 table a1 note a Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), oxidized, compds. with ethanolamine Oxidized hydrocarbon waxes with EA
97862-84-5 table a1 note a Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), oxidized, compds. with 2-(methylamino)ethanol Oxidized hydrocarbon waxes with 2-MAE
68425-94-5 table a1 note a Residues (petroleum), catalytic reformer fractionator, sulfonated, polymers with formaldehyde, sodium salts Alkylated naphthalene sulfonate sodium salt polymers with formaldehyde
68526-82-9 table a1 note a Alkenes, C6-10, hydroformylation products, high-boiling Heavy oxo ends
68815-10-1 table a1 note a Petroleum, sulfurized Sulfurized petroleum

Table a1 note(s)

Table a1 note a

The substance bearing this CAS RN is a UVCB (substances of unknown or variable composition, complex reaction products, or biological materials).

Return to table a1 note a referrer

Table a1 note b

This substance was not identified under subsection 73(1) of CEPA but was included in this assessment, as it was considered a priority on the basis of other human health concerns.

Return to table a1 note b referrer

Petroleum resins are used in asphalt, adhesives and sealants, lubricants and greases, and polishes and waxes. Petroleum resins appear in some cosmetics and natural health products as an adhesive. Hydrocarbon resin is used mostly in household and construction adhesive products. The use of these resin substances as adhesives and resin components is expected to have low exposure potential to the environment. Polymerized C5-12 distillates, which is also a resin, is an intermediate petrochemical substance that is unlikely to leave petrochemical facilities without further processing, and no uses in products available to consumers in Canada have been identified for this substance. Based on experimental data for petroleum resins, and given their very low water solubility, these substances are also expected to have low ecotoxicity and have low hazard potential to the environment. These three resins have low human health hazard potential based on their high molecular weight (500 to 2 000 daltons), and low volatility. In addition, dermal exposure to the two resin substances, following their specialized uses in high melt adhesives, is not expected to lead to systemic exposure to humans. The use of resin substances as components of asphalt is considered to have been addressed through the asphalt and oxidized asphalt screening assessment, which concluded that these asphalt and oxidized asphalt substances present a low potential of concern for the environment and the human health. Therefore, petroleum resins, hydrocarbon resin, and polymerized C5-12 distillates are unlikely to be causing harm to the environment, and the potential risk to human health from these substances is considered to be low.

Oxidized hydrocarbon waxes with EA and oxidized hydrocarbon waxes with 2-MAE are made up of oxidized petrolatum and alkanolamine constituents. Based on the available information, oxidized hydrocarbon waxes with EA and oxidized hydrocarbon waxes with 2-MAE are not expected to be in use in Canada. The constituents of these UVCB substances have been assessed previously through the Petrolatum and Waxes Group and the Alkanolamines and Fatty Alkanolamides Group screening assessments and were concluded not to meet any criteria under section 64 of CEPA. Available data also suggests that these substances are of low toxicity and low bioavailability. Therefore, oxidized hydrocarbon waxes with EA and oxidized hydrocarbon waxes with 2-MAE are unlikely to be causing harm to the environment, and the potential risk to human health from these substances is considered to be low.

Alkylated naphthalene sulfonate sodium salt polymers with formaldehyde is used as a formulant in pest control products (which is addressed under the Pest Control Products Act), and industrially as a wetting and penetrating agent. The industrial use of this substance is not expected to lead to environmental exposure, and its ecological hazard is expected to be low. This substance is absent from products available to consumers, and the general population is not expected to be exposed to this substance through environmental media or food. Therefore, alkylated naphthalene sulfonate sodium salt is unlikely to be causing harm to the environment, and the potential risk to human health from this substance is considered to be low.

Heavy oxo ends is used as an industrial de-foamer and is not present in products available to consumers. Exposure of the general population in Canada is not expected. Heavy oxo ends is expected to be of low ecological risk based on no effect at high loading rates and limited environmental exposure. On the basis of these considerations, heavy oxo ends is unlikely to be causing harm to the environment, and the potential risk to human health from this substance is considered to be low.

Sulfurized petroleum has industrial uses as a metal-working agent in industrial cutting oils where the sulfur additive performs an anti-wear function in the oil. Used metal-working fluids are disposed of as “used oil” and are subject to the Code of Practice for Used Oil Management in Canada. No uses of this substance in products available to consumers were identified. On the basis of these considerations, exposure for the general population to this substance is not expected. Based on modelled data, sulfurized petroleum is expected to have a relatively low toxicity and low bioavailability. Sulfurized petroleum is unlikely to be causing harm to the environment, and the potential risk to human health is considered to be low.

Considering all available lines of evidence presented in this draft screening assessment, there is low risk of harm to the environment from the eight hydrocarbon-based substances in this assessment. It is proposed to conclude that the eight hydrocarbon-based substances in this assessment do not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(a) or (b) of CEPA, as they are not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that have or may have an immediate or long-term harmful effect on the environment or its biological diversity or that constitute or may constitute a danger to the environment on which life depends.

On the basis of the information presented in this draft screening assessment, it is proposed to conclude that the eight hydrocarbon-based substances in this assessment do not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(c) of CEPA, as they are not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health.

This report also identifies 35 hydrocarbon-based substances (identified in Annex II) for which risk assessment activities are considered to have already taken place under CEPA. These substances were identified as priorities for assessment, as they met categorization criteria under subsection 73(1) of CEPA or were considered a priority on the basis of other human health concerns. Based on their composition, physical-chemical properties and reported uses, these additional 35 substances were considered to fall within hydrocarbon-based groups that have previously been addressed under CEPA. These substances include 31 low boiling point naphthas, 2 natural gases, and 2 substances that align with coal tars and their distillates [pitch and light oil (coal) coke-oven]. Identified uses of these 35 substances are not expected to result in exposures beyond those already considered in previous assessments. Since these substances are not expected to contribute additional concerns to human health or the environment beyond those that have already been identified in past assessments of similar substances, they will not undergo further assessment at this time. In addition, existing or future risk management actions related to the previous assessments, where applicable, are expected to address the risks from these substances.

Proposed overall conclusion

It is therefore proposed to conclude that the eight hydrocarbon-based substances assessed in this draft screening assessment do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA.

The draft screening assessment for these substances is available on the Canada.ca (Chemical Substances) website.

ANNEX II

Hydrocarbon-based substances for which risk assessment activities have already taken place under CEPA
CAS RN DSL name
64741-46-4 table a2 note a table a2 note c Naphtha (petroleum), light straight run
64741-63-5 table a2 note a table a2 note c SIDS Naphtha (petroleum), light catalytic reformed
64741-72-6 table a2 note a table a2 note c Naphtha (petroleum), polymn.
64741-83-9 table a2 note a table a2 note c Naphtha (petroleum), heavy thermal cracked
64741-99-7 table a2 note a table a2 note c Extracts (petroleum), light naphtha solvent
67891-79-6 table a2 note a table a2 note c Distillates (petroleum), heavy arom.
68131-49-7 table a2 note a table a2 note c Aromatic hydrocarbons, C6-10, acid-treated, neutralized
68410-98-0 table a2 note a table a2 note c Distillates (petroleum), hydrotreated heavy naphtha, deisohexanizer overheads
68425-35-4 table a2 note a table a2 note c Raffinates (petroleum), reformer, Lurgi unit-sepd.
68475-70-7 table a2 note a table a2 note c Aromatic hydrocarbons, C6-8,
naphtha-raffinate pyrolyzate-derived
68475-79-6 table a2 note a table a2 note c Distillates (petroleum), catalytic reformed depentanizer
68476-47-1 table a2 note a table a2 note c Hydrocarbons, C2-6, C6-8 catalytic reformer
68476-55-1 table a2 note a table a2 note c Hydrocarbons, C5-rich
68477-63-4 table a2 note a table a2 note c Extracts (petroleum), reformer recycle
68478-15-9 table a2 note a table a2 note c Residues (petroleum), C6-8 catalytic reformer
68513-63-3 table a2 note a table a2 note c Distillates (petroleum), catalytic reformed straight-run naphtha overheads
68516-20-1 table a2 note a table a2 note c Naphtha (petroleum), steam-cracked middle arom.
68527-21-9 table a2 note a table a2 note c Naphtha (petroleum), clay-treated full-range straight-run
68527-22-0 table a2 note a table a2 note c Naphtha (petroleum), clay-treated light straight-run
68603-00-9 table a2 note a table a2 note c Distillates (petroleum), thermal cracked naphtha and gas oil
68783-11-9 table a2 note a table a2 note c Naphtha (petroleum), light polymn.
68783-66-4 table a2 note a table a2 note c Naphtha (petroleum), light, sweetened
68919-15-3 table a2 note a table a2 note c Hydrocarbons, C6-12, benzene-recovery
68921-08-4 table a2 note a table a2 note c Distillates (petroleum), light straight-run gasoline fractionation stabilizer overheads
92045-52-8 table a2 note a table a2 note c Naphtha (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized full-range
92045-60-8 table a2 note a table a2 note c Naphtha (petroleum), light, C5-rich, sweetened
128683-32-9 table a2 note a table a2 note c Naphtha (oil sand)
128683-33-0 table a2 note a table a2 note c Naphtha (oil sand), hydrotreated
128683-34-1 table a2 note a table a2 note c Naphtha (oil sand), light straight-run
129893-11-4 table a2 note a table a2 note c Residues (petroleum), vacuum, hydrocracked, naphtha fraction
139730-55-5 table a2 note a table a2 note c Naphtha (petroleum), hydrotreated light, catalytic reformed
8006-14-2 table a2 note b table a2 note d Natural gas
68410-63-9 table a2 note b table a2 note d Natural gas, dried
61789-60-4 table a2 note a table a2 note e Pitch
65996-78-3 table a2 note b table a2 note e Light oil (coal), coke-oven

Table a2 note(s)

Table a2 note a

This substance was categorized under subsection 73(1) of CEPA.

Return to table a2 note a referrer

Table a2 note b

This substance was not identified under subsection 73(1) of CEPA but was considered a priority on the basis of other human health concerns.

Return to table a2 note b referrer

Table a2 note c

This substance is considered to have been previously assessed under the Site-Restricted LBPNs Screening Assessment and/or the Industry-Restricted LBPNs Screening Assessment (ECCC, HC 2011, 2013).

Return to table a2 note c referrer

Table a2 note d

This substance is considered to have been previously assessed under the Liquefied Petroleum Gases assessment (ECCC, HC 2016a).

Return to table a2 note d referrer

Table a2 note e

This substance is considered to have been previously assessed under the Coal Tars and their Distillates screening assessments (ECCC, HC 2021a).

Return to table a2 note e referrer

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
    • Governor of the Council
      • Peart, Andrea Lea, Order in Council 2021-990
  • Chief of the Defence Staff
    • Eyre, General Wayne, Order in Council 2021-965
  • Immigration and Refugee Board
    • Full-time member
      • Prowse, Joshua Michael, Order in Council 2021-1015
  • Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority
    • Chairperson
      • Murphy, Timothy John, Order in Council 2021-989

December 21, 2021

Rachida Lagmiri
Official Documents Registrar

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Instrument of Advice dated December 10, 2021

  • Queen’s Privy Council for Canada
    • Members
      • Fergus, Gregory Christophe
      • Oliphant, Robert Barnett

December 21, 2021

Rachida Lagmiri
Official Documents Registrar

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

AERONAUTICS ACT

Interim Order Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, No. 50

Whereas the annexed Interim Order Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, No. 50 is required to deal with a significant risk, direct or indirect, to aviation safety or the safety of the public;

Whereas the provisions of the annexed Order may be contained in a regulation made pursuant to sections 4.71footnote c and 4.9footnote d, paragraphs 7.6(1)(a)footnote e and (b)footnote f and section 7.7footnote g of the Aeronautics Actfootnote h;

And whereas, pursuant to subsection 6.41(1.2)footnote i of that Act, the Minister of Transport has consulted with the persons and organizations that that Minister considers appropriate in the circumstances before making the annexed Order;

Therefore, the Minister of Transport, pursuant to subsection 6.41(1)footnote i of the Aeronautics Act footnote h, makes the annexed Interim Order Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, No. 50.

Ottawa, December 20, 2021

Omar Alghabra
Minister of Transport

Interim Order Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, No. 50

Interpretation

Definitions

1 (1) The following definitions apply in this Interim Order.

accredited person
means a foreign national who holds a passport that contains a valid diplomatic, consular, official or special representative acceptance issued by the Chief of Protocol for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. (personne accréditée)
aerodrome property
means, in respect of an aerodrome listed in Schedule 2, any air terminal buildings or restricted areas or any facilities used for activities related to aircraft operations or aerodrome operations that are located at the aerodrome. (terrains de l’aérodrome)
aerodrome security personnel
has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012. (personnel de sûreté de l’aérodrome)
air carrier
means any person who operates a commercial air service under Subpart 1, 3, 4 or 5 of Part VII of the Regulations. (transporteur aérien)
Canadian Forces
means the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada. (Forces canadiennes)
Chief Public Health Officer
means the Chief Public Health Officer appointed under subsection 6(1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act. (administrateur en chef)
COVID-19
means the coronavirus disease 2019. (COVID-19)
COVID-19 molecular test
means a COVID-19 screening or diagnostic test carried out by an accredited laboratory, including a test performed using the method of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP). (essai moléculaire relatif à la COVID-19)
document of entitlement
has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012. (document d’autorisation)
foreign national
means a person who is not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident and includes a stateless person. (étranger)
non-passenger screening checkpoint
has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012. (point de contrôle des non-passagers)
Omicron variant
means the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529, designated as a variant of concern and named Omicron by the World Health Organization. (variant Omicron)
operator of an aerodrome
means the person in charge of an aerodrome where activities related to civil aviation are conducted and includes an employee, agent or mandatary or other authorized representative of that person. (exploitant)
passenger screening checkpoint
has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012. (point de contrôle des passagers)
peace officer
has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012. (agent de la paix)
Regulations
means the Canadian Aviation Regulations. (Règlement)
restricted area
has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012. (zone réglementée)
screening authority
means a person responsible for the screening of persons and goods at an aerodrome set out in the schedule to the CATSA Aerodrome Designation Regulations or at any other place designated by the Minister under subsection 6(1.1) of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority Act. (administration de contrôle)
screening officer,
except in section 2, has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority Act. (agent de contrôle)

Interpretation

(2) Unless the context requires otherwise, all other words and expressions used in this Interim Order have the same meaning as in the Regulations.

Conflict

(3) In the event of a conflict between this Interim Order and the Regulations or the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012, the Interim Order prevails.

Definition of mask

(4) For the purposes of this Interim Order, a mask means any mask, including a non-medical mask, that meets all of the following requirements:

  • (a) it is made of multiple layers of tightly woven materials such as cotton or linen;
  • (b) it completely covers a person’s nose, mouth and chin without gaping;
  • (c) it can be secured to a person’s head with ties or ear loops.

Masks — lip reading

(5) Despite paragraph (4)(a), the portion of a mask in front of a wearer’s lips may be made of transparent material that permits lip reading if

  • (a) the rest of the mask is made of multiple layers of tightly woven materials such as cotton or linen; and
  • (b) there is a tight seal between the transparent material and the rest of the mask.

Definition of fully vaccinated person

(6) For the purposes of this Interim Order, a fully vaccinated person means a person who completed, at least 14 days before the day on which they access aerodrome property or a location where NAV CANADA provides civil air navigation services, a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen if

  • (a) in the case of a vaccine dosage regimen that uses a COVID-19 vaccine that is authorized for sale in Canada,
    • (i) the vaccine has been administered to the person in accordance with its labelling, or
    • (ii) the Minister of Health determines, on the recommendation of the Chief Public Health Officer, that the regimen is suitable, having regard to the scientific evidence related to the efficacy of that regimen in preventing the introduction or spread of COVID-19 or any other factor relevant to preventing the introduction or spread of COVID-19; or
  • (b) in all other cases,
    • (i) the vaccines of the regimen are authorized for sale in Canada or in another jurisdiction, and
    • (ii) the Minister of Health determines, on the recommendation of the Chief Public Health Officer, that the vaccines and the regimen are suitable, having regard to the scientific evidence related to the efficacy of that regimen and the vaccines in preventing the introduction or spread of COVID-19 or any other factor relevant to preventing the introduction or spread of COVID-19.

Interpretation — fully vaccinated person

(7) For greater certainty, for the purposes of the definition fully vaccinated person in subsection (6), a COVID-19 vaccine that is authorized for sale in Canada does not include a similar vaccine sold by the same manufacturer that has been authorized for sale in another jurisdiction.

Notification

Federal, provincial and territorial measures

2 (1) A private operator or air carrier operating a flight between two points in Canada or a flight to Canada departing from any other country must notify every person boarding the aircraft for the flight that they may be subject to measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 taken by the provincial or territorial government with jurisdiction where the destination aerodrome for that flight is located or by the federal government.

Suitable quarantine plan

(2) A private operator or air carrier operating a flight to Canada departing from any other country must notify every person before the person boards the aircraft for the flight that they may be required, under an order made under section 58 of the Quarantine Act, to provide, before boarding the aircraft, to the Minister of Health, a screening officer or a quarantine officer, by the electronic means specified by that Minister, a suitable quarantine plan or, if the person is not required under that order to provide the plan and the evidence, their contact information. The private operator or air carrier must also notify every person that they may be liable to a fine if this requirement applies to them and they fail to comply with it.

Vaccination

(3) A private operator or air carrier operating a flight to Canada departing from any other country must notify every person before the person boards the aircraft for the flight that they may be required, under an order made under section 58 of the Quarantine Act, to provide, before boarding the aircraft or before entering Canada, to the Minister of Health, a screening officer or a quarantine officer, by the electronic means specified by that Minister, information related to their COVID-19 vaccination and evidence of COVID-19 vaccination. The private operator or air carrier must also notify every person that they may be denied permission to board the aircraft and may be liable to a fine if this requirement applies to them and they fail to comply with it.

False confirmation

(4) A private operator or air carrier operating a flight between two points in Canada or a flight to Canada departing from any other country must notify every person boarding the aircraft for the flight that they may be liable to a monetary penalty if they provide a confirmation referred to in subsection 3(1) that they know to be false or misleading.

Definitions

(5) The following definitions apply in this section.

quarantine officer
means a person designated as a quarantine officer under subsection 5(2) of the Quarantine Act. (agent de quarantaine)
screening officer
has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Quarantine Act. (agent de contrôle)

Confirmation

Federal, provincial and territorial measures

3 (1) Before boarding an aircraft for a flight between two points in Canada or a flight to Canada departing from any other country, every person must confirm to the private operator or air carrier operating the flight that they understand that they may be subject to a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 taken by the provincial or territorial government with jurisdiction where the destination aerodrome for that flight is located or by the federal government.

False confirmation

(2) A person must not provide a confirmation referred to in subsection (1) that they know to be false or misleading.

Exception

(3) A competent adult may provide a confirmation referred to in subsection (1) on behalf of a person who is not a competent adult.

Prohibition

4 A private operator or air carrier operating a flight between two points in Canada or a flight to Canada departing from any other country must not permit a person to board the aircraft for the flight if the person is a competent adult and does not provide a confirmation that they are required to provide under subsection 3(1).

Foreign Nationals

Prohibition

5 A private operator or air carrier must not permit a foreign national to board an aircraft for a flight that the private operator or air carrier operates to Canada departing from any other country.

Exception

6 Section 5 does not apply to a foreign national who is permitted to enter Canada under an order made under section 58 of the Quarantine Act.

Health Check

Non-application

7 Sections 8 to 10 do not apply to either of the following persons:

  • (a) a crew member;
  • (b) a person who provides a medical certificate certifying that any symptoms referred to in subsection 8(1) that they are exhibiting are not related to COVID-19.

Health check

8 (1) A private operator or air carrier must conduct a health check of every person boarding an aircraft for a flight that the private operator or air carrier operates by asking questions to verify whether they exhibit any of the following symptoms:

  • (a) a fever;
  • (b) a cough;
  • (c) breathing difficulties.

Notification

(2) A private operator or air carrier must notify every person boarding an aircraft for a flight that the private operator or air carrier operates that the person may be denied permission to board the aircraft if

  • (a) they exhibit a fever and a cough or a fever and breathing difficulties, unless they provide a medical certificate certifying that their symptoms are not related to COVID-19;
  • (b) they have, or have reasonable grounds to suspect that they have, COVID-19;
  • (c) they have been denied permission to board an aircraft in the previous 14 days for a medical reason related to COVID-19; or
  • (d) in the case of a flight departing in Canada, they are the subject of a mandatory quarantine order as a result of recent travel or as a result of a local or provincial public health order.

Confirmation

(3) Every person boarding an aircraft for a flight that a private operator or air carrier operates must confirm to the private operator or air carrier that none of the following situations apply to them:

  • (a) the person has, or has reasonable grounds to suspect that they have, COVID-19;
  • (b) the person has been denied permission to board an aircraft in the previous 14 days for a medical reason related to COVID-19;
  • (c) in the case of a flight departing in Canada, the person is the subject of a mandatory quarantine order as a result of recent travel or as a result of a local or provincial public health order.

False confirmation — obligation of private operator or air carrier

(4) The private operator or air carrier must advise every person that they may be liable to a monetary penalty if they provide answers, with respect to the health check or a confirmation, that they know to be false or misleading.

False confirmation — obligations of person

(5) A person who, under subsections (1) and (3), is subjected to a health check and is required to provide a confirmation must

  • (a) answer all questions; and
  • (b) not provide answers or a confirmation that they know to be false or misleading.

Exception

(6) A competent adult may answer all questions and provide a confirmation on behalf of a person who is not a competent adult and who, under subsections (1) and (3), is subjected to a health check and is required to give a confirmation.

Observations — private operator or air carrier

(7) During the boarding process for a flight that the private operator or air carrier operates, the private operator or air carrier must observe whether any person boarding the aircraft is exhibiting any symptoms referred to in subsection (1).

Prohibition

9 A private operator or air carrier must not permit a person to board an aircraft for a flight that the private operator or air carrier operates if

  • (a) the person’s answers to the health check questions indicate that they exhibit
    • (i) a fever and cough, or
    • (ii) a fever and breathing difficulties;
  • (b) the private operator or air carrier observes that, as the person is boarding, they exhibit
    • (i) a fever and cough, or
    • (ii) a fever and breathing difficulties;
  • (c) the person’s confirmation under subsection 8(3) indicates that one of the situations described in paragraphs 8(3)(a), (b) or (c) applies to that person; or
  • (d) the person is a competent adult and refuses to answer any of the questions asked of them under subsection 8(1) or to give the confirmation under subsection 8(3).

Period of 14 days

10 A person who is not permitted to board an aircraft under section 9 is not permitted to board another aircraft for a period of 14 days after the denial, unless they provide a medical certificate certifying that any symptoms referred to in subsection 8(1) that they are exhibiting are not related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Molecular Test — Flights to Canada

Application

11 (1) Sections 12 to 17 apply to a private operator or air carrier operating a flight to Canada departing from any other country and to every person boarding an aircraft for such a flight.

Non-application

(2) Sections 12 to 17 do not apply to persons who are not required under an order made under section 58 of the Quarantine Act to provide evidence that they received a result for a COVID-19 molecular test.

Notification

12 A private operator or air carrier must notify every person who intends to board an aircraft for a flight that the private operator or air carrier operates that the person may be denied permission to board the aircraft if they are unable to provide evidence that they received a result for a COVID-19 molecular test.

Evidence — result of test

13 (1) Before boarding an aircraft for a flight, every person must provide to the private operator or air carrier operating the flight evidence that they received either

  • (a) a negative result for a COVID-19 molecular test that was performed on a specimen collected no more than 72 hours before the flight’s initial scheduled departure time; or
  • (b) a positive result for such a test that was performed on a specimen collected at least 14 days and no more than 180 days before the flight’s initial scheduled departure time.

December 21, 2021 at 00:01:00 EST — location of test

(1.1) Beginning on December 21, 2021 at 00:01:00 Eastern Standard Time, the COVID-19 molecular test referred to in paragraph (1)(a) must be performed outside Canada.

Evidence — location of test

(2) For the purposes of subsections (1) and (1.1), the COVID-19 molecular test must not have been performed in a country that is listed in Schedule 1 or in a country where, as determined by the Chief Public Health Officer, there is an outbreak of the Omicron variant or there is a risk of an outbreak of that variant.

Evidence — alternative testing protocol

13.1 Despite subsections 13(1) and (1.1), a person referred to in section 2.22 of the Order entitled Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Quarantine, Isolation and Other Obligations) must, before boarding an aircraft for a flight, provide to the private operator or air carrier operating the flight evidence of a COVID-19 molecular test that was carried out in accordance with an alternative testing protocol referred to in that section.

Evidence — elements

14 Evidence of a result for a COVID-19 molecular test must include

  • (a) the person’s name and date of birth;
  • (b) the name and civic address of the laboratory that administered the test;
  • (c) the date the specimen was collected and the test method used; and
  • (d) the test result.

False or misleading evidence

15 A person must not provide evidence of a result for a COVID-19 molecular test that they know to be false or misleading.

Notice to Minister

16 A private operator or air carrier that has reason to believe that a person has provided evidence of a result for a COVID-19 molecular test that is likely to be false or misleading must notify the Minister as soon as feasible of the person’s name and contact information and the date and number of the person’s flight.

Prohibition

17 A private operator or air carrier must not permit a person to board an aircraft for a flight that the private operator or air carrier operates if the person does not provide evidence that they received a result for a COVID-19 molecular test in accordance with the requirements set out in section 13 or 13.1.

Vaccination — Flights Departing from an Aerodrome in Canada

Application

17.1 (1) Sections 17.2 to 17.17 apply to all of the following persons:

  • (a) a person boarding an aircraft for a flight that an air carrier operates departing from an aerodrome listed in Schedule 2;
  • (b) a person entering a restricted area at an aerodrome listed in Schedule 2 from a non-restricted area to board an aircraft for a flight that an air carrier operates;
  • (c) an air carrier operating a flight departing from an aerodrome listed in Schedule 2.

Non-application

(2) Sections 17.2 to 17.17 do not apply to any of the following persons:

  • (a) a child who is less than 12 years and four months of age;
  • (b) a crew member;
  • (c) a person entering a restricted area at an aerodrome listed in Schedule 2 from a non-restricted area to board an aircraft for a flight operated by an air carrier
    • (i) only to become a crew member on board another aircraft operated by an air carrier,
    • (ii) after having been a crew member on board an aircraft operated by an air carrier, or
    • (iii) to participate in mandatory training required by an air carrier in relation to the operation of an aircraft, if the person will be required to return to work as a crew member;
  • (d) a person who arrives at an aerodrome from any other country on board an aircraft in order to transit to another country and remains in a sterile transit area, as defined in section 2 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, of the aerodrome until they leave Canada;
  • (e) a person who arrives at an aerodrome on board an aircraft following the diversion of their flight for a safety-related reason, such as adverse weather or an equipment malfunction, and who boards an aircraft for a flight not more than 24 hours after the arrival time of the diverted flight.

Notification

17.2 An air carrier must notify every person who intends to board an aircraft for a flight that the air carrier operates that

  • (a) they must be a fully vaccinated person or a person referred to in any of paragraphs 17.3(2)(a) to (c) or any of subparagraphs 17.3(2)(d)(i) to (iv) or (e)(i) to (vii);
  • (b) they must provide to the air carrier evidence of COVID-19 vaccination demonstrating that they are a fully vaccinated person or evidence that they are a person referred to in any of paragraphs 17.3(2)(a) to (c) or any of subparagraphs 17.3(2)(d)(i) to (iv) or (e)(i) to (vii); and
  • (c) if they submit a request referred to in section 17.4, they must do so within the period set out in subsection 17.4(3).

Prohibition — person

17.3 (1) A person is prohibited from boarding an aircraft for a flight or entering a restricted area unless they are a fully vaccinated person.

Exception

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to

  • (a) a foreign national, other than a person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act, who is boarding the aircraft for a flight to an aerodrome in Canada if the initial scheduled departure time of that flight is not more than 24 hours after the departure time of a flight taken by the person to Canada from any other country;
  • (b) a permanent resident who is boarding the aircraft for a flight to an aerodrome in Canada if the initial scheduled departure time of that flight is not more than 24 hours after the departure time of a flight taken by the person to Canada from any other country for the purpose of entering Canada to become a permanent resident;
  • (c) a foreign national who is boarding an aircraft for a flight to a country other than Canada or to an aerodrome in Canada for the purpose of boarding an aircraft for a flight to a country other than Canada and who has received either
    • (i) a negative result for a COVID-19 molecular test that was performed on a specimen collected no more than 72 hours before the flight’s initial scheduled departure time, or
    • (ii) a positive result for such a test that was performed on a specimen collected at least 14 days and no more than 180 days before the flight’s initial scheduled departure time;
  • (d) a person who has received a result for a COVID-19 molecular test described in subparagraph (c)(i) or (ii) and who is
    • (i) a person who has not completed a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen due to a medical contraindication and who is entitled to be accommodated on that basis under applicable legislation by being permitted to enter the restricted area or to board an aircraft without being a fully vaccinated person,
    • (ii) a person who has not completed a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen due to a sincerely held religious belief and who is entitled to be accommodated on that basis under applicable legislation by being permitted to enter the restricted area or to board an aircraft without being a fully vaccinated person,
    • (iii) a person who is boarding an aircraft for a flight for the purpose of attending an appointment for an essential medical service or treatment, or
    • (iv) a competent person who is at least 18 years old and who is boarding an aircraft for a flight for the purpose of accompanying a person referred to in subparagraph (iii) if the person needs to be accompanied because they
      • (A) are under the age of 18 years,
      • (B) have a disability, or
      • (C) need assistance to communicate; or
  • (e) a person who has received a result for a COVID-19 molecular test described in subparagraph (c)(i) or (ii) and who is boarding an aircraft for a flight for a purpose other than an optional or discretionary purpose, such as tourism, recreation or leisure, and who is
    • (i) a person who entered Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response,
    • (ii) a person who is permitted to work in Canada as a provider of emergency services under paragraph 186(t) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations and who entered Canada for the purpose of providing those services,
    • (iii) a person who entered Canada not more than 90 days before the day on which this Interim Order came into effect and who, at the time they sought to enter Canada,
      • (A) held a permanent resident visa issued under subsection 139(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and
      • (B) was recognized as a Convention refugee or a person in similar circumstances to those of a Convention refugee within the meaning of subsection 146(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations,
    • (iv) a person who has been issued a temporary resident permit within the meaning of subsection 24(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and who entered Canada not more than 90 days before the day on which this Interim Order came into effect as a protected temporary resident under subsection 151.1(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations,
    • (v) an accredited person,
    • (vi) a person holding a D-1, O-1 or C-1 visa who entered Canada to take up a post and become an accredited person, or
    • (vii) a diplomatic or consular courier.

Persons — subparagraphs 17.3(2)(d)(i) to (iv)

17.4 (1) An air carrier must issue a document to a person referred to in any of subparagraphs 17.3(2)(d)(i) to (iv) who intends to board an aircraft for a flight that the air carrier operates or that is operated on the air carrier’s behalf under a commercial agreement if

  • (a) in the case of a person referred to in any of subparagraphs 17.3(2)(d)(i) to (iii), the person submits a request to the air carrier in respect of that flight in accordance with subsections (2) and (3) or such a request is submitted on their behalf;
  • (b) in the case of a person referred to in subparagraph 17.3(2)(d)(i) or (ii), the air carrier is obligated to accommodate the person on the basis of a medical contraindication or a sincerely held religious belief under applicable legislation by issuing the document; and
  • (c) in the case of a person referred to in subparagraph 17.3(2)(d)(iv), the person who needs accompaniment submits a request to the air carrier in respect of that flight in accordance with subsections (2) and (3) or such a request is submitted on their behalf.

Request — contents

(2) The request must be signed by the requester and include the following:

  • (a) the person’s name and home address and, if the request is made by someone else on the person’s behalf, that person’s name and home address;
  • (b) the date and number of the flight as well as the aerodrome of departure and the aerodrome of arrival;
  • (c) in the case of a person described in subparagraph 17.3(2)(d)(i),
    • (i) a document issued by the government of a province confirming that the person cannot complete a COVID-19 vaccination regimen due to a medical condition, or
    • (ii) a medical certificate signed by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner who is licensed to practise in Canada certifying that the person cannot complete a COVID-19 vaccination regimen due to a medical condition and the licence number issued by a professional medical licensing body to the medical doctor or nurse practitioner;
  • (d) in the case of a person described in subparagraph 17.3(2)(d)(ii), a statement sworn or affirmed by the person before a person appointed as a commissioner of oaths in Canada attesting that the person has not completed a COVID-19 vaccination regimen due to a sincerely held religious belief, including a description of how the belief renders them unable to complete such a regimen; and
  • (e) in the case of a person described in subparagraph 17.3(2)(d)(iii), a document that includes
    • (i) the signature of a medical doctor or nurse practitioner who is licensed to practise in Canada,
    • (ii) the licence number issued by a professional medical licensing body to the medical doctor or nurse practitioner,
    • (iii) the date of the appointment for the essential medical service or treatment and the location of the appointment,
    • (iv) the date on which the document was signed, and
    • (v) if the person needs to be accompanied by a person referred to in subparagraph 17.3(2)(d)(iv), the name and contact information of that person and the reason that the accompaniment is needed.

Timing of request

(3) The request must be submitted to the air carrier

  • (a) in the case of a person referred to in subparagraph 17.3(2)(d)(i) or (ii), 21 days before the day on which the flight is initially scheduled to depart; and
  • (b) in the case of a person referred to in subparagraph 17.3(2)(d)(iii) or (iv), 14 days before the day on which the flight is initially scheduled to depart.

Special circumstances

(4) In special circumstances, an air carrier may issue the document referred to in subsection (1) in response to a request submitted after the period referred to in subsection (3).

Content of document

(5) The document referred to in subsection (1) must include

  • (a) a confirmation that the air carrier has verified that the person is a person referred to in any of subparagraphs 17.3(2)(d)(i) to (iv); and
  • (b) the date and number of the flight as well as the aerodrome of departure and the aerodrome of arrival.

Record keeping

17.5 (1) An air carrier must keep a record of the following information:

  • (a) the number of requests that the air carrier has received in respect of each exception referred to in subparagraphs 17.3(2)(d)(i) to (iv);
  • (b) the number of documents issued under subsection 17.4(1); and
  • (c) the number of requests that the air carrier denied.

Retention

(2) An air carrier must retain the record for a period of at least 12 months after the day on which the record was created.

Ministerial request

(3) The air carrier must make the record available to the Minister on request.

Copies of requests

17.6 (1) An air carrier must keep a copy of a request for a period of at least 90 days after the day on which the air carrier issued a document under subsection 17.4(1) or refused to issue the document.

Ministerial request

(2) The air carrier must make the copy available to the Minister on request.

Request for evidence — air carrier

17.7 Before permitting a person to board an aircraft for a flight that the air carrier operates, the air carrier must request that the person provide

  • (a) evidence of COVID-19 vaccination demonstrating that they are a fully vaccinated person;
  • (b) evidence that they are a person referred to in paragraph 17.3(2)(a) or (b); or
  • (c) evidence that they are a person referred to in paragraph 17.3(2)(c) or any of subparagraphs 17.3(2)(d)(i) to (iv) or (e)(i) to (vii) and that they have received a result for a COVID-19 molecular test.

[17.8 reserved]

Provision of evidence

17.9 A person must, at the request of an air carrier, provide to the air carrier the evidence referred to in paragraph 17.7(a), (b) or (c).

Evidence of vaccination — elements

17.10 (1) Evidence of COVID-19 vaccination must be evidence issued by a non-governmental entity that is authorized to issue the evidence of COVID-19 vaccination in the jurisdiction in which the vaccine was administered, by a government or by an entity authorized by a government, and must contain the following information:

  • (a) the name of the person who received the vaccine;
  • (b) the name of the government or of the entity;
  • (c) the brand name or any other information that identifies the vaccine that was administered; and
  • (d) the dates on which the vaccine was administered or, if the evidence is one document issued for both doses and the document specifies only the date on which the most recent dose was administered, that date.

Evidence of vaccination — translation

(2) The evidence of COVID-19 vaccination must be in English or French and any translation into English or French must be a certified translation.

Evidence of COVID-19 molecular test — result

17.11 (1) A result for a COVID-19 molecular test is a result described in subparagraph 17.3(2)(c)(i) or (ii).

Evidence of COVID-19 molecular test — elements

(2) Evidence of a result for a COVID-19 molecular test must include the elements set out in paragraphs 14(a) to (d).

Person — paragraph 17.3(2)(a)

17.12 (1) Evidence that the person is a person referred to in paragraph 17.3(2)(a) must be

  • (a) a travel itinerary or boarding pass that shows that the initial scheduled departure time of the flight to an aerodrome in Canada is not more than 24 hours after the departure time of a flight taken by the person to Canada from any other country; and
  • (b) their passport or other travel document issued by their country of citizenship or nationality.

Person — paragraph 17.3(2)(b)

(2) Evidence that the person is a person referred to in paragraph 17.3(2)(b) must be

  • (a) a travel itinerary or boarding pass that shows that the initial scheduled departure time of the flight to an aerodrome in Canada is not more than 24 hours after the departure time of the flight taken by the person to Canada from any other country; and
  • (b) a document entitled “Confirmation of Permanent Residence” issued by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration that confirms that the person became a permanent resident on entry to Canada after the flight taken by the person to Canada from any other country.

Person — paragraph 17.3(2)(c)

(3) Evidence that the person is a person referred to in paragraph 17.3(2)(c) must be

  • (a) a travel itinerary or boarding pass that shows that the person is boarding an aircraft for a flight to a country other than Canada or to an aerodrome in Canada for the purpose of boarding an aircraft for a flight to a country other than Canada; and
  • (b) their passport or other travel document issued by their country of citizenship or nationality.

Person — subparagraphs 17.3(2)(d)(i) to (iv)

(4) Evidence that the person is a person referred to in any of subparagraphs 17.3(2)(d)(i) to (iv) must be a document issued by an air carrier under subsection 17.4(1) in respect of the flight for which the person is boarding the aircraft or entering the restricted area.

Person — subparagraph 17.3(2)(e)(i)

(5) Evidence that the person is a person referred to in subparagraph 17.3(2)(e)(i) must be a document issued by the Minister of Health that indicates that the person was asked to enter Canada for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response.

Person — subparagraph 17.3(2)(e)(ii)

(6) Evidence that the person is a person referred to in subparagraph 17.3(2)(e)(ii) must be a document from a government or non-governmental entity that indicates that the person was asked to enter Canada for the purpose of providing emergency services under paragraph 186(t) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.

Person — subparagraph 17.3(2)(e)(iii)

(7) Evidence that the person is a person referred to in subparagraph 17.3(2)(e)(iii) must be a document issued by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration that confirms that the person has been recognized as a Convention refugee or a person in similar circumstances to those of a Convention refugee within the meaning of subsection 146(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.

Person — subparagraph 17.3(2)(e)(iv)

(8) Evidence that the person is a person referred to in subparagraph 17.3(2)(e)(iv) must be a document issued by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration that confirms that the person entered Canada as a protected temporary resident under subsection 151.1(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.

Person — subparagraph 17.3(2)(e)(v)

(9) Evidence that the person is a person referred to in subparagraph 17.3(2)(e)(v) must be their passport containing a valid diplomatic, consular, official or special representative acceptance issued by the Chief of Protocol for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.

Person — subparagraph 17.3(2)(e)(vi)

(10) Evidence that the person is a person referred to in subparagraph 17.3(2)(e)(vi) must be the person’s D-1, O-1 or C-1 visa.

Person — subparagraph 17.3(2)(e)(vii)

(11) Evidence that the person is a person referred to in subparagraph 17.3(2)(e)(vii) must be

  • (a) in the case of a diplomatic courier, the official document confirming their status referred to in Article 27 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, as set out in Schedule I to the Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act; and
  • (b) in the case of a consular courier, the official document confirming their status referred to in Article 35 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, as set out in Schedule II to that Act.

False or misleading information

17.13 (1) A person must not submit a request referred to in section 17.4 that contains information that they know to be false or misleading.

False or misleading evidence

(2) A person must not provide evidence that they know to be false or misleading.

Notice to Minister — information

17.14 (1) An air carrier that has reason to believe that a person has submitted a request referred to in section 17.4 that contains information that is likely to be false or misleading must notify the Minister of the following not more than 72 hours after receiving the request:

  • (a) the person’s name and contact information;
  • (b) the date and number of the person’s flight; and
  • (c) the reason the air carrier believes that the information is likely to be false or misleading.

Notice to Minister — evidence

(2) An air carrier that has reason to believe that a person has provided evidence that is likely to be false or misleading must notify the Minister of the following not more than 72 hours after the provision of the evidence:

  • (a) the person’s name and contact information;
  • (b) the date and number of the person’s flight; and
  • (c) the reason the air carrier believes that the evidence is likely to be false or misleading.

Prohibition — air carrier

17.15 An air carrier must not permit a person to board an aircraft for a flight that the air carrier operates if the person does not provide the evidence they are required to provide under section 17.9.

[17.16 reserved]

Record keeping — air carrier

17.17 (1) An air carrier must keep a record of the following information in respect of a person each time the person is denied permission to board an aircraft for a flight under section 17.15:

  • (a) the person’s name and contact information, including the person’s home address, telephone number and email address;
  • (b) the date and flight number;
  • (c) the reason why the person was denied permission to board the aircraft; and
  • (d) whether the person had been issued a document under subsection 17.4(1) in respect of the flight.

Retention

(2) The air carrier must retain the record for a period of at least 12 months after the date of the flight.

Ministerial request

(3) The air carrier must make the record available to the Minister on request.

[17.18 and 17.19 reserved]

Policy Respecting Mandatory Vaccination

Application

17.20 Sections 17.21 to 17.25 apply to

  • (a) the operator of an aerodrome listed in Schedule 2;
  • (b) an air carrier operating a flight departing from an aerodrome listed in Schedule 2, other than an air carrier who operates a commercial air service under Subpart 1 of Part VII of the Regulations; and
  • (c) NAV CANADA.

Definition of relevant person

17.21 (1) For the purposes of sections 17.22 to 17.25, relevant person, in respect of an entity referred to in section 17.20, means a person whose duties involve an activity described in subsection (2) and who is

  • (a) an employee of the entity;
  • (b) an employee of the entity’s contractor or agent or mandatary;
  • (c) a person hired by the entity to provide a service;
  • (d) the entity’s lessee or an employee of the entity’s lessee, if the property that is subject to the lease is part of aerodrome property; or
  • (e) a person permitted by the entity to access aerodrome property or, in the case of NAV CANADA, a location where NAV CANADA provides civil air navigation services.

Activities

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the activities are

  • (a) conducting or directly supporting activities that are related to aerodrome operations or commercial flight operations — such as aircraft refuelling services, aircraft maintenance and repair services, baggage handling services, supply services for the operator of an aerodrome, an air carrier or NAV CANADA, fire prevention services, runway and taxiway maintenance services or de-icing services — and that take place on aerodrome property or at a location where NAV CANADA provides civil air navigation services;
  • (b) interacting in-person on aerodrome property with a person who intends to board an aircraft for a flight;
  • (c) engaging in tasks, on aerodrome property or at a location where NAV CANADA provides civil air navigation services, that are intended to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19; and
  • (d) accessing a restricted area at an aerodrome listed in Schedule 2.

Comprehensive policy — operators of aerodromes

17.22 (1) The operator of an aerodrome must establish and implement a comprehensive policy respecting mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with subsection (2).

Policy — content

(2) The policy must

  • (a) require that a person who is 12 years and four months of age or older be a fully vaccinated person before accessing aerodrome property, unless they are a person
    • (i) who intends to board an aircraft for a flight that an air carrier operates,
    • (ii) who does not intend to board an aircraft for a flight and who is accessing aerodrome property for leisure purposes or to accompany a person who intends to board an aircraft for a flight,
    • (iii) who is the holder of an employee identification document issued by a department or departmental corporation listed in Schedule 3 or a member identification document issued by the Canadian Forces, or
    • (iv) who is delivering equipment or providing services within a restricted area that are urgently needed and critical to aerodrome operations and who has obtained an authorization from the operator of the aerodrome before doing so;
  • (b) despite paragraph (a), allow a person who is subject to the policy and who is not a fully vaccinated person to access aerodrome property if the person
    • (i) has not completed a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen due to a medical contraindication or their sincerely held religious belief, or
    • (ii) received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen before November 15, 2021;
  • (c) provide for a procedure for verifying evidence provided by a person referred to in paragraph (b) that demonstrates that the person
    • (i) has not completed a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen due to a medical contraindication or their sincerely held religious belief, or
    • (ii) received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen before November 15, 2021;
  • (d) provide for a procedure for issuing to a person whose evidence has been verified under the procedure referred to in paragraph (c) a document confirming that they are a person referred to in subparagraph (b)(i) or (ii);
  • (e) provide for a procedure that ensures that a person subject to the policy provides, on request, the following evidence before accessing aerodrome property:
    • (i) in the case of a fully vaccinated person, the evidence of COVID-19 vaccination referred to in section 17.10, and
    • (ii) in the case of a person referred to in paragraph (d), the document issued to the person under the procedure referred to in that paragraph;
  • (f) provide for a procedure that allows a person to whom sections 17.31 to 17.40 apply — other than a person referred to in subsection 17.34(2) — who is a fully vaccinated person or a person referred to in subparagraph (b)(i) or (ii) and who is unable to provide the evidence referred to in paragraph (e) to temporarily access aerodrome property if they provide a declaration confirming that they are a fully vaccinated person or that they have been issued a document under the procedure referred to in paragraph (d);
  • (g) provide for a procedure that ensures that a person referred to in paragraph (d) is tested for COVID-19 at least twice every week;
  • (h) provide for a procedure that ensures that a person who receives a positive result for a COVID-19 test, other than a COVID-19 molecular test, under the procedure referred to in paragraph (g) receives a result for a COVID-19 molecular test;
  • (i) provide for a procedure that ensures that a person who receives a positive result for a COVID-19 molecular test under the procedure referred to in paragraph (g) or (h) is prohibited from accessing aerodrome property for a period of 14 days after the result was received or until the person is not exhibiting any of the symptoms referred to in subsection 8(1), whichever is later; and
  • (j) provide for a procedure that ensures that a person referred to in paragraph (i) is exempt from the requirement referred to in paragraph (g) for a period of 180 days after the person received a positive result for a COVID-19 molecular test.

Medical contraindication

(3) For the purposes of subparagraph (2)(c)(i) and paragraph (2)(d), the policy must provide that a document is to be issued to a person confirming that they did not complete a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen on the basis of a medical contraindication only if they provide a medical certificate from a medical doctor or nurse practitioner who is licensed to practise in Canada certifying that the person cannot complete a COVID-19 vaccination regimen due to a medical condition and specifying whether the condition is permanent or temporary.

Religious belief

(4) For the purposes of subparagraph (2)(c)(i) and paragraph (2)(d), the policy must provide that a document is to be issued to a person confirming that they did not complete a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen on the basis of their sincerely held religious belief only if they submit a statement sworn or affirmed by them attesting that they have not completed a COVID-19 vaccination regimen due to their sincerely held religious belief.

Canadian Human Rights Act

(5) For the purposes of subparagraph (2)(c)(i) and paragraph (2)(d), in the case of an employee of the operator of an aerodrome or a person hired by the operator of an aerodrome to provide a service, the policy must provide that a document is to be issued to the employee or person confirming that they did not complete a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen on the basis of their sincerely held religious belief only if the operator of the aerodrome is obligated to accommodate them on that basis under the Canadian Human Rights Act by issuing such a document.

Applicable legislation

(6) For the purposes of subparagraph (2)(c)(i) and paragraph (2)(d), in the following cases, the policy must provide that a document is to be issued to the employee confirming that they did not complete a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen on the basis of their sincerely held religious belief only if they would be entitled to such an accommodation on that basis under applicable legislation:

  • (a) in the case of an employee of the operator of an aerodrome’s contractor or agent or mandatary; and
  • (b) in the case of an employee of the operator of an aerodrome’s lessee, if the property that is subject to the lease is part of aerodrome property.

Comprehensive policy — air carriers and NAV CANADA

17.23 Section 17.24 does not apply to an air carrier or NAV CANADA if that entity

  • (a) establishes and implements a comprehensive policy respecting mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with paragraphs 17.24(2)(a) to (i) and subsections 17.24(3) to (6); and
  • (b) has procedures in place to ensure that while a relevant person is carrying out their duties related to commercial flight operations, no in-person interactions occur between the relevant person and an unvaccinated person who has not been issued a document under the procedure referred to in paragraph 17.24(2)(d) and who is
    • (i) an employee of the entity,
    • (ii) an employee of the entity’s contractor or agent or mandatary,
    • (iii) a person hired by the entity to provide a service, or
    • (iv) the entity’s lessee or an employee of the entity’s lessee, if the property that is subject to the lease is part of aerodrome property.

Targeted policy — air carriers and NAV CANADA

17.24 (1) An air carrier or NAV CANADA must establish and implement a targeted policy respecting mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with subsection (2).

Policy — content

(2) The policy must

  • (a) require that a relevant person, other than the holder of an employee identification document issued by a department or departmental corporation listed in Schedule 3 or a member identification document issued by the Canadian Forces, be a fully vaccinated person before accessing aerodrome property or, in the case of NAV CANADA, a location where NAV CANADA provides civil air navigation services;
  • (b) despite paragraph (a), allow a relevant person who is subject to the policy and who is not a fully vaccinated person to access aerodrome property or, in the case of NAV CANADA, a location where NAV CANADA provides civil air navigation services, if the relevant person
    • (i) has not completed a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen due to a medical contraindication or their sincerely held religious belief, or
    • (ii) received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen before November 15, 2021;
  • (c) provide for a procedure for verifying evidence provided by a relevant person referred to in paragraph (b) that demonstrates that the relevant person
    • (i) has not completed a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen due to a medical contraindication or their sincerely held religious belief, or
    • (ii) received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen before November 15, 2021;
  • (d) provide for a procedure for issuing to a relevant person whose evidence has been verified under the procedure referred to in paragraph (c) a document confirming that they are a relevant person referred to in subparagraph (b)(i) or (ii);
  • (e) provide for a procedure that ensures that a relevant person subject to the policy provides, on request, the following evidence before accessing aerodrome property:
    • (i) in the case of a fully vaccinated person, the evidence of COVID-19 vaccination referred to in section 17.10, and
    • (ii) in the case of a relevant person referred to in paragraph (d), the document issued to the relevant person under the procedure referred to in that paragraph;
  • (f) provide for a procedure that ensures that a relevant person referred to in paragraph (d) is tested for COVID-19 at least twice every week;
  • (g) provide for a procedure that ensures that a relevant person who receives a positive result for a COVID-19 test, other than a COVID-19 molecular test, under the procedure referred to in paragraph (f) receives a result for a COVID-19 molecular test;
  • (h) provide for a procedure that ensures that a relevant person who receives a positive result for a COVID-19 molecular test under the procedure referred to in paragraph (f) or (g) is prohibited from accessing aerodrome property for a period of 14 days after the result was received or until the relevant person is not exhibiting any of the symptoms referred to in subsection 8(1), whichever is later;
  • (i) provide for a procedure that ensures that a relevant person referred to in paragraph (h) is exempt from the requirement referred to in paragraph (f) for a period of 180 days after the relevant person received a positive result for a COVID-19 molecular test;
  • (j) set out procedures for reducing the risk that a relevant person will be exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 due to an in-person interaction, occurring on aerodrome property or at a location where NAV CANADA provides civil air navigation services, with an unvaccinated person who has not been issued a document under the procedure referred to in paragraph (d) and who is a person referred to in any of subparagraphs 17.23(b)(i) to (iv), which procedures may include protocols related to
    • (i) the vaccination of persons, other than relevant persons, who access aerodrome property or a location where NAV CANADA provides civil air navigation services,
    • (ii) physical distancing and the wearing of masks, and
    • (iii) reducing the frequency and duration of in-person interactions;
  • (k) establish a procedure for collecting the following information with respect to an in-person interaction related to commercial flight operations between a relevant person and a person referred to in any of subparagraphs 17.23(b)(i) to (iv) who is unvaccinated and has not been issued a document under the procedure referred to in paragraph (d) or whose vaccination status is unknown:
    • (i) the time, date and location of the interaction, and
    • (ii) contact information for the relevant person and the other person;
  • (l) establish a procedure for recording the following information and submitting it to the Minister on request:
    • (i) the number of relevant persons who are subject to the entity’s policy,
    • (ii) the number of relevant persons who require access to a restricted area,
    • (iii) the number of relevant persons who
      • (A) are fully vaccinated persons,
      • (B) have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen, and
      • (C) are unvaccinated persons,
    • (iv) the number of hours during which relevant persons were unable to fulfill their duties related to commercial flight operations due to COVID-19,
    • (v) the number of relevant persons who have been issued a document under the procedure referred to in paragraph (d), the reason for issuing the document and a confirmation that the relevant persons have submitted evidence of COVID-19 tests in accordance with the requirements referred to in paragraphs (f) and (g),
    • (vi) the number of relevant persons who refuse to comply with a requirement referred to in paragraph (a), (f), (g) or (h),
    • (vii) the number of relevant persons who were denied entry to a restricted area because of a refusal to comply with a requirement referred to in paragraph (a), (f), (g) or (h),
    • (viii) the number of persons referred to in subparagraphs 17.23(b)(i) to (iv) who are unvaccinated and who have not been issued a document under the procedure referred to in paragraph (d), or whose vaccination status is unknown, who have an in-person interaction related to commercial flight operations with a relevant person and a description of any procedures implemented to reduce the risk that a relevant person will be exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 due to such an interaction, and
    • (ix) the number of instances in which the air carrier or NAV CANADA, as applicable, is made aware that a person with respect to whom information was collected under paragraph (k) received a positive result for a COVID-19 test, the number of relevant persons tested for COVID-19 as a result of this information, the results of those tests and a description of any impacts on commercial flight operations; and
  • (m) require the air carrier or NAV CANADA, as applicable, to keep the information referred to in paragraph (l) for a period of at least 12 months after the date that the information was recorded.

Medical contraindication

(3) For the purposes of subparagraph (2)(c)(i) and paragraph (2)(d), the policy must provide that a document is to be issued to a relevant person confirming that they did not complete a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen on the basis of a medical contraindication only if they provide a medical certificate from a medical doctor or nurse practitioner who is licensed to practise in Canada certifying that the relevant person cannot complete a COVID-19 vaccination regimen due to a medical condition and specifying whether the condition is permanent or temporary.

Religious belief

(4) For the purposes of subparagraph (2)(c)(i) and paragraph (2)(d), the policy must provide that a document is to be issued to a relevant person confirming that they did not complete a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen on the basis of their sincerely held religious belief only if they submit a statement sworn or affirmed by them attesting that they have not completed a COVID-19 vaccination regimen due to their sincerely held religious belief.

Canadian Human Rights Act

(5) For the purposes of subparagraph (2)(c)(i) and paragraph (2)(d), in the case of an employee of an entity or a relevant person hired by an entity to provide a service, the policy must provide that a document is to be issued to the employee or the relevant person confirming that they did not complete a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen on the basis of their sincerely held religious belief only if the entity is obligated to accommodate the relevant person on that basis under the Canadian Human Rights Act by issuing such a document.

Applicable legislation

(6) For the purposes of subparagraph (2)(c)(i) and paragraph (2)(d), in the following cases, the policy must provide that a document is to be issued to the employee confirming that they did not complete a COVID-19 vaccine dosage regimen on the basis of their sincerely held religious belief only if they would be entitled to such an accommodation on that basis under applicable legislation:

  • (a) in the case of an employee of an entity’s contractor or agent or mandatary; and
  • (b) in the case of an employee of an entity’s lessee, if the property that is subject to the lease is part of aerodrome property.

Ministerial request — policy

17.25 (1) The operator of an aerodrome, an air carrier or NAV CANADA must make a copy of the policy referred to in section 17.22, 17.23 or 17.24, as applicable, available to the Minister on request.

Ministerial request — implementation

(2) The operator of an aerodrome, an air carrier or NAV CANADA must make information related to the implementation of the policy referred to in section 17.22, 17.23 or 17.24, as applicable, available to the Minister on request.

[17.26 to 17.29 reserved]

Vaccination — Aerodromes in Canada

Application

17.30 (1) Sections 17.31 to 17.40 apply to all of the following persons:

  • (a) subject to paragraph (c), a person entering a restricted area at an aerodrome listed in Schedule 2 from a non-restricted area for a reason other than to board aircraft for a flight operated by an air carrier;
  • (b) a crew member entering a restricted area at an aerodrome listed in Schedule 2 from a non-restricted area to board an aircraft for a flight operated by an air carrier under Subpart 3, 4 or 5 of Part VII of the Regulations;
  • (c) a person entering a restricted area at an aerodrome listed in Schedule 2 from a non-restricted area to board an aircraft for a flight
    • (i) only to become a crew member on board another aircraft operated by an air carrier under Subpart 3, 4 or 5 of Part VII of the Regulations,
    • (ii) after having been a crew member on board an aircraft operated by an air carrier under Subpart 3, 4 or 5 of Part VII of the Regulations, or
    • (iii) to participate in mandatory training required by an air carrier in relation to the operation of an aircraft operated under Subpart 3, 4 or 5 of Part VII of the Regulations, if the person will be required to return to work as a crew member;
  • (d) a screening authority at an aerodrome where persons other than passengers are screened or can be screened;
  • (e) the operator of an aerodrome listed in Schedule 2.

Non-application

(2) Sections 17.31 to 17.40 do not apply to any of the following persons:

  • (a) a child who is less than 12 years and four months of age;
  • (b) a person who arrives at an aerodrome on board an aircraft following the diversion of their flight for a safety-related reason, such as adverse weather or an equipment malfunction, and who enters a restricted area to board an aircraft for a flight not more than 24 hours after the arrival time of the diverted flight;
  • (c) a member of emergency response provider personnel who is responding to an emergency;
  • (d) a peace officer who is responding to an emergency;
  • (e) the holder of an employee identification document issued by a department or departmental corporation listed in Schedule 3 or a member identification document issued by the Canadian Forces; or
  • (f) a person who is delivering equipment or providing services within a restricted area that are urgently needed and critical to aerodrome operations and who has obtained an authorization from the operator of the aerodrome before doing so.

Prohibition

17.31 (1) A person must not enter a restricted area unless they are a fully vaccinated person.

Exception

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who has been issued a document under the procedure referred to in paragraph 17.22(2)(d) or 17.24(2)(d).

Provision of evidence

17.32 A person must provide to a screening authority or the operator of an aerodrome, on their request,

  • (a) in the case of a fully vaccinated person, the evidence of COVID-19 vaccination referred to in section 17.10; and
  • (b) in the case of a person who has been issued a document under the procedure referred to in paragraph 17.22(2)(d) or 17.24(2)(d), the document issued to the person.

Request for evidence

17.33 Before permitting a certain number of persons, as specified by the Minister and selected on a random basis, to enter a restricted area, the screening authority must request that each of those persons, when they present themselves for screening at a non-passenger screening checkpoint or a passenger screening checkpoint, provide the evidence referred to in paragraph 17.32(a) or (b).

Declaration

17.34 (1) If a person who is a fully vaccinated person or who has been issued a document under the procedure referred to in paragraph 17.22(2)(d) is unable, following a request to provide evidence under section 17.33, to provide the evidence, the person may

  • (a) sign a declaration confirming that they are a fully vaccinated person or that they have been issued a document under the procedure referred to in paragraph 17.22(2)(d); or
  • (b) if the person has signed a declaration under paragraph (a) no more than seven days before the day on which the request to provide evidence is made, provide that declaration.

Exception

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the holder of a document of entitlement that expires within seven days after the day on which the request to provide evidence under section 17.33 is made.

Notification to aerodrome operator

(3) If a person signs a declaration referred to in paragraph (1)(a), the screening authority must notify the operator of the aerodrome as soon as feasible of the person’s name, the date on which the declaration was signed and, if applicable, the number or identifier of the person’s document of entitlement.

Provision of evidence

(4) A person who signed a declaration under paragraph (1)(a) must provide the evidence referred to in paragraph 17.32(a) or (b) to the operator of the aerodrome within seven days after the day on which the declaration is signed.

Suspension of restricted area access

(5) An operator of an aerodrome must ensure that the restricted area access of a person who does not provide the evidence within seven days as required under subsection (4) is suspended until the person provides the evidence.

Record keeping — suspension

17.35 (1) The operator of the aerodrome must keep a record of the following information in respect of a person each time the restricted area access of the person is suspended under subsection 17.34(5):

  • (a) the person’s name;
  • (b) the number or identifier of the person’s document of entitlement, if applicable;
  • (c) the date of the suspension; and
  • (d) the reason for the suspension.

Retention

(2) The operator must retain the record for a period of at least 12 months after the day on which the record was created.

Ministerial request

(3) The operator of the aerodrome must make the record available to the Minister on request.

Prohibition

17.36 (1) A screening authority must deny a person entry to a restricted area if, following a request to provide evidence under section 17.33, the person does not provide the evidence or, if applicable, does not sign or provide a declaration under subsection 17.34(1).

Notification to aerodrome operator

(2) If a screening authority denies a person entry to a restricted area, it must notify the operator of the aerodrome as soon as feasible of the person’s name, the date on which the person was denied entry and, if applicable, the number or identifier of the person’s document of entitlement.

Suspension of restricted area access

(3) An operator of an aerodrome must ensure that the restricted area access of a person who was denied entry under subsection (1) is suspended until the person provides the requested evidence or the signed declaration.

False or misleading evidence

17.37 A person must not provide evidence that they know to be false or misleading.

Notice to Minister

17.38 A screening authority or the operator of an aerodrome that has reason to believe that a person has provided evidence that is likely to be false or misleading must notify the Minister of the following not more than 72 hours after the provision of the evidence:

  • (a) the person’s name;
  • (b) the number or identifier of the person’s document of entitlement, if applicable; and
  • (c) the reason the screening authority or the operator of an aerodrome believes that the evidence is likely to be false or misleading.

Record keeping — denial of entry

17.39 (1) A screening authority must keep a record of the following information in respect of a person each time the person is denied entry to a restricted area under subsection 17.36(1):

  • (a) the person’s name;
  • (b) the number or identifier of the person’s document of entitlement, if applicable;
  • (c) the date on which the person was denied entry and the location; and
  • (d) the reason why the person was denied entry to the restricted area.

Retention

(2) The screening authority must retain the record for a period of at least 12 months after the day on which the record was created.

Ministerial request

(3) The screening authority must make the record available to the Minister on request.

Requirement to establish and implement

17.40 The operator of an aerodrome must ensure that a document of entitlement is only issued to a fully vaccinated person or a person who has been issued a document under the procedure referred to in paragraph 17.22(2)(d).

Masks

Non-application

18 (1) Sections 19 to 24 do not apply to any of the following persons:

  • (a) a child who is less than two years of age;
  • (b) a child who is at least two years of age but less than six years of age who is unable to tolerate wearing a mask;
  • (c) a person who provides a medical certificate certifying that they are unable to wear a mask for a medical reason;
  • (d) a person who is unconscious;
  • (e) a person who is unable to remove their mask without assistance;
  • (f) a crew member;
  • (g) a gate agent.

Mask readily available

(2) An adult responsible for a child who is at least two years of age but less than six years of age must ensure that a mask is readily available to the child before boarding an aircraft for a flight.

Wearing of mask

(3) An adult responsible for a child must ensure that the child wears a mask when wearing one is required under section 21 and complies with any instructions given by a gate agent under section 22 if the child

  • (a) is at least two years of age but less than six years of age and is able to tolerate wearing a mask; or
  • (b) is at least six years of age.

Notification

19 A private operator or air carrier must notify every person who intends to board an aircraft for a flight that the private operator or air carrier operates that the person must

  • (a) be in possession of a mask before boarding;
  • (b) wear the mask at all times during the boarding process, during the flight and from the moment the doors of the aircraft are opened until the person enters the air terminal building; and
  • (c) comply with any instructions given by a gate agent or a crew member with respect to wearing a mask.

Obligation to possess mask

20 Every person who is at least six years of age must be in possession of a mask before boarding an aircraft for a flight.

Wearing of mask — persons

21 (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a private operator or air carrier must require a person to wear a mask at all times during the boarding process and during a flight that the private operator or air carrier operates.

Exceptions — person

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply

  • (a) when the safety of the person could be endangered by wearing a mask;
  • (b) when the person is drinking or eating, unless a crew member instructs the person to wear a mask;
  • (c) when the person is taking oral medications;
  • (d) when a gate agent or a crew member authorizes the removal of the mask to address unforeseen circumstances or the person’s special needs; or
  • (e) when a gate agent, a member of the aerodrome security personnel or a crew member authorizes the removal of the mask to verify the person’s identity.

Exceptions — flight deck

(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to any of the following persons when they are on the flight deck:

  • (a) a Department of Transport air carrier inspector;
  • (b) an inspector of the civil aviation authority of the state where the aircraft is registered;
  • (c) an employee of the private operator or air carrier who is not a crew member and who is performing their duties;
  • (d) a pilot, flight engineer or flight attendant employed by a wholly owned subsidiary or a code share partner of the air carrier;
  • (e) a person who has expertise related to the aircraft, its equipment or its crew members and who is required to be on the flight deck to provide a service to the private operator or air carrier.

Compliance

22 A person must comply with any instructions given by a gate agent, a member of the aerodrome security personnel or a crew member with respect to wearing a mask.

Prohibition — private operator or air carrier

23 A private operator or air carrier must not permit a person to board an aircraft for a flight that the private operator or air carrier operates if

  • (a) the person is not in possession of a mask; or
  • (b) the person refuses to comply with an instruction given by a gate agent or a crew member with respect to wearing a mask.

Refusal to comply

24 (1) If, during a flight that a private operator or air carrier operates, a person refuses to comply with an instruction given by a crew member with respect to wearing a mask, the private operator or air carrier must

  • (a) keep a record of
    • (i) the date and flight number,
    • (ii) the person’s name, date of birth and contact information, including the person’s home address, telephone number and email address,
    • (iii) the person’s seat number, and
    • (iv) the circumstances related to the refusal to comply; and
  • (b) inform the Minister as soon as feasible of any record created under paragraph (a).

Retention period

(2) The private operator or air carrier must retain the record for a period of at least 12 months after the date of the flight.

Ministerial request

(3) The private operator or air carrier must make the record available to the Minister on request.

Wearing of mask — crew member

25 (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a private operator or air carrier must require a crew member to wear a mask at all times during the boarding process and during a flight that the private operator or air carrier operates.

Exceptions — crew member

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply

  • (a) when the safety of the crew member could be endangered by wearing a mask;
  • (b) when the wearing of a mask by the crew member could interfere with operational requirements or the safety of the flight; or
  • (c) when the crew member is drinking, eating or taking oral medications.

Exception — flight deck

(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to a crew member who is a flight crew member when they are on the flight deck.

Wearing of mask — gate agent

26 (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a private operator or air carrier must require a gate agent to wear a mask during the boarding process for a flight that the private operator or air carrier operates.

Exceptions

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply

  • (a) when the safety of the gate agent could be endangered by wearing a mask; or
  • (b) when the gate agent is drinking, eating or taking oral medications.

Exception — physical barrier

(3) During the boarding process, subsection (1) does not apply to a gate agent if the gate agent is separated from any other person by a physical barrier that allows the gate agent and the other person to interact and reduces the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Deplaning

Non-application

27 (1) Section 28 does not apply to any of the following persons:

  • (a) a child who is less than two years of age;
  • (b) a child who is at least two years of age but less than six years of age who is unable to tolerate wearing a mask;
  • (c) a person who provides a medical certificate certifying that they are unable to wear a mask for a medical reason;
  • (d) a person who is unconscious;
  • (e) a person who is unable to remove their mask without assistance;
  • (f) a person who is on a flight that originates in Canada and is destined to another country.

Wearing of mask

(2) An adult responsible for a child must ensure that the child wears a mask when wearing one is required under section 28 if the child

  • (a) is at least two years of age but less than six years of age and is able to tolerate wearing a mask; or
  • (b) is at least six years of age.

Wearing of mask — person

28 A person who is on board an aircraft must wear a mask at all times from the moment the doors of the aircraft are opened until the person enters the air terminal building, including by a passenger loading bridge.

Screening Authority

Non-application

29 (1) Sections 30 to 33 do not apply to any of the following persons:

  • (a) a child who is less than two years of age;
  • (b) a child who is at least two years of age but less than six years of age who is unable to tolerate wearing a mask;
  • (c) a person who provides a medical certificate certifying that they are unable to wear a mask for a medical reason;
  • (d) a person who is unconscious;
  • (e) a person who is unable to remove their mask without assistance;
  • (f) a member of emergency response provider personnel who is responding to an emergency;
  • (g) a peace officer who is responding to an emergency.

Wearing of mask

(2) An adult responsible for a child must ensure that the child wears a mask when wearing one is required under subsection 30(2) and removes it when required by a screening officer to do so under subsection 30(3) if the child

  • (a) is at least two years of age but less than six years of age and is able to tolerate wearing a mask; or
  • (b) is at least six years of age.

Requirement — passenger screening checkpoint

30 (1) A screening authority must notify a person who is subject to screening at a passenger screening checkpoint that they must wear a mask at all times during screening.

Wearing of mask — person

(2) Subject to subsection (3), a person who is the subject of screening referred to in subsection (1) must wear a mask at all times during screening.

Requirement to remove mask

(3) A person who is required by a screening officer to remove their mask during screening must do so.

Wearing of mask — screening officer

(4) A screening officer must wear a mask at a passenger screening checkpoint when conducting the screening of a person if, during the screening, the screening officer is two metres or less from the person being screened.

Requirement — non-passenger screening checkpoint

31 (1) A person who presents themselves at a non-passenger screening checkpoint to enter into a restricted area must wear a mask at all times.

Wearing of mask — screening officer

(2) Subject to subsection (3), a screening officer must wear a mask at all times at a non-passenger screening checkpoint.

Exceptions

(3) Subsection (2) does not apply

  • (a) when the safety of the screening officer could be endangered by wearing a mask; or
  • (b) when the screening officer is drinking, eating or taking oral medications.

Exception — physical barrier

32 Sections 30 and 31 do not apply to a person, including a screening officer, if the person is two metres or less from another person and both persons are separated by a physical barrier that allows them to interact and reduces the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Prohibition — passenger screening checkpoint

33 (1) A screening authority must not permit a person who has been notified to wear a mask and refuses to do so to pass beyond a passenger screening checkpoint into a restricted area.

Prohibition — non-passenger screening checkpoint

(2) A screening authority must not permit a person who refuses to wear a mask to pass beyond a non-passenger screening checkpoint into a restricted area.

Designated Provisions

Designation

34 (1) The provisions of this Interim Order set out in column 1 of Schedule 4 are designated as provisions the contravention of which may be dealt with under and in accordance with the procedure set out in sections 7.7 to 8.2 of the Act.

Maximum amounts

(2) The amounts set out in column 2 of Schedule 4 are the maximum amounts of the penalty payable in respect of a contravention of the designated provisions set out in column 1.

Notice

(3) A notice referred to in subsection 7.7(1) of the Act must be in writing and must specify

  • (a) the particulars of the alleged contravention;
  • (b) that the person on whom the notice is served or to whom it is sent has the option of paying the amount specified in the notice or filing with the Tribunal a request for a review of the alleged contravention or the amount of the penalty;
  • (c) that payment of the amount specified in the notice will be accepted by the Minister in satisfaction of the amount of the penalty for the alleged contravention and that no further proceedings under Part I of the Act will be taken against the person on whom the notice in respect of that contravention is served or to whom it is sent;
  • (d) that the person on whom the notice is served or to whom it is sent will be provided with an opportunity consistent with procedural fairness and natural justice to present evidence before the Tribunal and make representations in relation to the alleged contravention if the person files a request for a review with the Tribunal; and
  • (e) that the person on whom the notice is served or to whom it is sent will be considered to have committed the contravention set out in the notice if they fail to pay the amount specified in the notice and fail to file a request for a review with the Tribunal within the prescribed period.

Repeal

35 The Interim Order Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, No. 49, made on December 13, 2021, is repealed.

SCHEDULE 1

(Subsection 13(2))

Countries
Item Name
1 India
2 Morocco

SCHEDULE 2

(Subsections 1(1) and 17.1(1) and paragraphs 17.1(2)(c), 17.20(a) and (b), 17.21(2)(d) and 17.30(1)(a) to (c) and (e))

Aerodromes
Name ICAO Location Indicator
Abbotsford International CYXX
Alma CYTF
Bagotville CYBG
Baie-Comeau CYBC
Bathurst CZBF
Brandon Municipal CYBR
Calgary International CYYC
Campbell River CYBL
Castlegar (West Kootenay Regional) CYCG
Charlo CYCL
Charlottetown CYYG
Chibougamau/Chapais CYMT
Churchill Falls CZUM
Comox CYQQ
Cranbrook (Canadian Rockies International) CYXC
Dawson Creek CYDQ
Deer Lake CYDF
Edmonton International CYEG
Fort McMurray CYMM
Fort St. John CYXJ
Fredericton International CYFC
Gander International CYQX
Gaspé CYGP
Goose Bay CYYR
Grande Prairie CYQU
Greater Moncton International CYQM
Halifax (Robert L. Stanfield International) CYHZ
Hamilton (John C. Munro International) CYHM
Îles-de-la-Madeleine CYGR
Iqaluit CYFB
Kamloops CYKA
Kelowna CYLW
Kingston CYGK
Kitchener/Waterloo Regional CYKF
La Grande Rivière CYGL
Lethbridge CYQL
Lloydminster CYLL
London CYXU
Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon CYBX
Medicine Hat CYXH
Mont-Joli CYYY
Montréal International (Mirabel) CYMX
Montréal (Montréal — Pierre Elliott Trudeau International) CYUL
Montréal (St. Hubert) CYHU
Nanaimo CYCD
North Bay CYYB
Ottawa (Macdonald-Cartier International) CYOW
Penticton CYYF
Prince Albert (Glass Field) CYPA
Prince George CYXS
Prince Rupert CYPR
Québec (Jean Lesage International) CYQB
Quesnel CYQZ
Red Deer Regional CYQF
Regina International CYQR
Rivière-Rouge/Mont-Tremblant International CYFJ
Rouyn-Noranda CYUY
Saint John CYSJ
Sarnia (Chris Hadfield) CYZR
Saskatoon (John G. Diefenbaker International) CYXE
Sault Ste. Marie CYAM
Sept-Îles CYZV
Smithers CYYD
St. Anthony CYAY
St. John’s International CYYT
Stephenville CYJT
Sudbury CYSB
Sydney (J.A. Douglas McCurdy) CYQY
Terrace CYXT
Thompson CYTH
Thunder Bay CYQT
Timmins (Victor M. Power) CYTS
Toronto (Billy Bishop Toronto City) CYTZ
Toronto (Lester B. Pearson International) CYYZ
Toronto/Buttonville Municipal CYKZ
Val-d’Or CYVO
Vancouver (Coal Harbour) CYHC
Vancouver International CYVR
Victoria International CYYJ
Wabush CYWK
Whitehorse (Erik Nielsen
International)
CYXY
Williams Lake CYWL
Windsor CYQG
Winnipeg (James Armstrong Richardson International) CYWG
Yellowknife CYZF

SCHEDULE 3

(Subparagraph 17.22(2)(a)(iii) and paragraphs 17.24(2)(a) and 17.30(2)(e))

Departments and Departmental Corporations

Name
  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Correctional Service of Canada
  • Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food
  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans
  • Department of Health
  • Department of National Defence
  • Department of the Environment
  • Department of Transport
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police

SCHEDULE 4

(Subsections 34(1) and (2))

Designated Provisions

Column 1

Designated Provision

Column 2

Maximum Amount of Penalty ($)

Individual Corporation
Subsection 2(1) 5,000 25,000
Subsection 2(2) 5,000 25,000
Subsection 2(3) 5,000 25,000
Subsection 2(4) 5,000 25,000
Subsection 3(1) 5,000  
Subsection 3(2) 5,000  
Section 4 5,000 25,000
Section 5 5,000 25,000
Subsection 8(1) 5,000 25,000
Subsection 8(2) 5,000 25,000
Subsection 8(3) 5,000  
Subsection 8(4) 5,000 25,000
Subsection 8(5) 5,000  
Subsection 8(7) 5,000 25,000
Section 9 5,000 25,000
Section 10 5,000  
Section 12 5,000 25,000
Subsection 13(1) 5,000  
Section 13.1 5,000  
Section 15 5,000  
Section 16 5,000 25,000
Section 17 5,000 25,000
Section 17.2   25,000
Subsection 17.3(1) 5,000  
Subsection 17.4(1)   25,000
Subsection 17.5(1)   25,000
Subsection 17.5(2)   25,000
Subsection 17.5(3)   25,000
Subsection 17.6(1)   25,000
Subsection 17.6(2)   25,000
Section 17.7   25,000
Section 17.9 5,000  
Subsection 17.13(1) 5,000  
Subsection 17.13(2) 5,000  
Subsection 17.14(1)   25,000
Subsection 17.14(2)   25,000
Section 17.15   25,000
Subsection 17.17(1)   25,000
Subsection 17.17(2)   25,000
Subsection 17.17(3)   25,000
Subsection 17.22(1)   25,000
Subsection 17.24(1)   25,000
Subsection 17.25(1)   25,000
Subsection 17.25(2)   25,000
Subsection 17.31(1) 5,000  
Section 17.32 5,000  
Section 17.33   25,000
Subsection 17.34(3)   25,000
Subsection 17.34(4) 5,000  
Subsection 17.34(5)   25,000
Subsection 17.35(1)   25,000
Subsection 17.35(2)   25,000
Subsection 17.35(3)   25,000
Subsection 17.36(1)   25,000
Subsection 17.36(2)   25,000
Subsection 17.36(3)   25,000
Section 17.37 5,000  
Section 17.38   25,000
Subsection 17.39(1)   25,000
Subsection 17.39(2)   25,000
Subsection 17.39(3)   25,000
Section 17.40   25,000
Subsection 18(2) 5,000  
Subsection 18(3) 5,000  
Section 19 5,000 25,000
Section 20 5,000  
Subsection 21(1) 5,000 25,000
Section 22 5,000  
Section 23 5,000 25,000
Subsection 24(1) 5,000 25,000
Subsection 24(2) 5,000 25,000
Subsection 24(3) 5,000 25,000
Subsection 25(1) 5,000 25,000
Subsection 26(1) 5,000 25,000
Subsection 27(2) 5,000  
Section 28 5,000  
Subsection 29(2) 5,000  
Subsection 30(1)   25,000
Subsection 30(2) 5,000  
Subsection 30(3) 5,000  
Subsection 30(4) 5,000  
Subsection 31(1) 5,000  
Subsection 31(2) 5,000  
Subsection 33(1)   25,000
Subsection 33(2)   25,000

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA MARINE ACT

Toronto Port Authority — Supplementary letters patent

WHEREAS letters patent were issued by the Minister of Transport (“Minister”) for the Toronto Port Authority (“Authority”), under the authority of the Canada Marine Act (“Act”), effective June 8, 1999;

WHEREAS article 6 of the Authority’s letters patent sets out the Gross Revenue Charge payable by the Authority to Her Majesty each year;

WHEREAS the Government is providing support for the air transportation sector during the COVID-19 pandemic via financial relief measures;

WHEREAS the financial relief measures include comparable treatment to the Authority for the operation of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to that received by the National Airports System airports for the period of March 1st to December 31st of Fiscal Year 2020 and for the entirety of Fiscal Year 2021;

WHEREAS, pursuant to subsection 9(1) of the Act, the Minister wishes to issue, on his own initiative, supplementary letters patent to the Authority modifying article 6 of its letters patent to provide relief from paying the Gross Revenue Charge related to airport operations for the period of March 1st to December 31st of Fiscal Year 2020 as well as for the entirety of Fiscal Year 2021;

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 amendment to the letters patent is consistent with the Act;

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

  1. Article 6 of the Authority’s letters patent is amended by adding the following:
    • 6.11 Notwithstanding any provisions in this article 6:
      • (a) the Gross Revenue Charge for Fiscal Year 2019 will be calculated in accordance with paragraph 6.2, provided that the Calculated Gross Revenue for Fiscal Year 2019 shall be further reduced by an amount equal to the aggregate of the projected revenues derived from the operation of Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport and airport improvement fees for the period of March 1st to December 31st of Fiscal Year 2020;
      • (b) the calculation of the Gross Revenue Charge for Fiscal Year 2020 will be calculated in accordance with paragraph 6.2, provided that the Calculated Gross Revenue for Fiscal Year 2020 shall be adjusted as follows:
        • (i) if the amount equal to the aggregate actual revenues derived from the operation of Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport and airport improvement fees for the period of March 1st to December 31st of Fiscal Year 2020 is greater than the amount of projected revenues deducted from the Calculated Gross Revenue for Fiscal Year 2019 as per paragraph 6.11(a), the difference between such amounts shall be deducted from the Calculated Gross Revenue for Fiscal Year 2020; and
        • (ii) if the amount equal to the aggregate actual revenues derived from the operation of Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport and airport improvement fees for the period of March 1st to December 31st of Fiscal Year 2020 is less than the amount of projected revenues deducted from the Calculated Gross Revenue for Fiscal Year 2019 as per paragraph 6.11(a), the difference between such amounts shall be added to the Calculated Gross Revenue for Fiscal Year 2020;
      • (c) the calculation of the Gross Revenue Charge for Fiscal Year 2021 will be calculated in accordance with paragraph 6.2, provided that the Calculated Gross Revenue for Fiscal Year 2021 shall be reduced by an amount equal to the aggregate of the revenues derived from the operation of Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport and airport improvement fees for Fiscal Year 2021.
  2. These letters patent take effect on the date of issuance.

ISSUED this 17th day of December, 2021.

The Honourable Omar Alghabra, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Transport

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA MARINE ACT

Trois-Rivières Port Authority — Supplementary letters patent

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

WHEREAS Schedule C of the letters patent sets out the immovables, other than federal immovables, held or occupied by the Authority;

WHEREAS, pursuant to subsection 46(2.1) of the Act, the Authority wishes to acquire the immovables known and designated as being lots 1 018 882 and 1 018 890 of the cadastre of Quebec;

WHEREAS the board of directors of the Authority has requested that the Minister issue supplementary letters patent to set out the said immovables in Schedule C of the letters patent;

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

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

1. Schedule C of the letters patent is amended by adding the following at the end of that Schedule:
Lot Number Description
1 018 882 An immovable known and designated in the Land register of Quebec as being lot 1 018 882, containing an area of 6 053.50 m2.
1 018 890 An immovable known and designated in the Land register of Quebec as being lot 1 018 890, containing an area of 1 248.10 m2.

2. These supplementary letters patent take effect on the date of registration in the Land register of Quebec of the deed of sale evidencing the transfer of the immovables to the Authority.

ISSUED this 17th day of December, 2021.

The Honourable Omar Alghabra, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Transport

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA MARINE ACT

Trois-Rivières Port Authority — Supplementary letters patent

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

WHEREAS Schedule C of the letters patent sets out the immovables, other than federal immovables, held or occupied by the Authority;

WHEREAS, pursuant to subsection 46(2.1) of the Act, the Authority wishes to acquire the immovable known and designated as being lot 1 019 095 of the cadastre of Quebec;

WHEREAS the board of directors of the Authority has requested that the Minister issue supplementary letters patent to set out the said immovable in Schedule C of the letters patent;

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

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

1. Schedule C of the letters patent is amended by adding the following at the end of that Schedule:
Lot Number Description
1 019 095 An immovable known and designated in the Land Register of Quebec as being lot 1 019 095, containing an area of 402.6 m2.

2. These supplementary letters patent take effect on the date of registration in the Land Register of Quebec of the deed of sale evidencing the transfer of the immovable to the Authority.

ISSUED this 17th day of December, 2021.

The Honourable Omar Alghabra, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Transport

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA MARINE ACT

Trois-Rivières Port Authority — Supplementary letters patent

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

WHEREAS Schedule C of the letters patent sets out the immovables, other than federal immovables, held or occupied by the Authority;

WHEREAS Schedule C of the letters patent sets out an immovable known and designated in the Land Register of Quebec as being lot 1 018 883, which has been subdivided into two immovables known and designated in the Land register of Quebec as being lots 6 376 215 and 6 376 216;

WHEREAS the Authority wishes to

  • (i) acquire the immovable known and designated as being lot 6 376 218 of the Land register of Quebec, pursuant to subsection 46(2.1) of the Act;
  • (ii) dispose of the immovable known and designated as being lot 6 376 215 of the Land register of Quebec, formerly known as being part of lot 1 018 883, pursuant to subsection 46(2) of the Act;

WHEREAS the board of directors of the Authority has requested that the Minister issue supplementary letters patent amending Schedule C of the letters patent;

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:

1. Schedule C of the letters patent is amended by adding the following at the end of that Schedule to allow for the acquisition of an immovable by the Authority:
Lot Number Description

6 376 218

An immovable known and designated as being lot 6 376 218 of the Land register of Quebec, containing an area of 753.9 m2.
2. Schedule C of the letters patent is amended by replacing lot number 1 018 883 and its corresponding description with the following to reflect the disposal of lot number 6 376 215 (containing an area of 304.3 m2) and that the immovable known as lot number 6 376 216 remains under the ownership of the Authority:
Lot Number Description

6 376 216

Formally known as part of lot 1 018 883

An immovable known and designated as being lot 6 376 216 of the Land register of Quebec, containing an area of 274 m2.

3. These supplementary letters patent take effect on the date of registration in the Land register of Quebec of the documents evidencing the transfer of immovables between parties.

ISSUED this 17th day of December, 2021.

The Honourable Omar Alghabra, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Transport

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA SHIPPING ACT, 2001

Order Repealing the Interim Order Respecting a Flooded Area in British Columbia, 2021, No. 3

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 10.1(1)footnote j of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001footnote k, the Minister of Transport made the Interim Order Respecting a Flooded Area in British Columbia, 2021, No. 3 on December 8, 2021;

And whereas, that Minister believes that that Interim Order is no longer required to deal with a direct or indirect risk to marine safety or to the marine environment;

Therefore, the Minister of Transport, pursuant to subsection 10.1(2)footnote j of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 footnote k, makes the annexed Order Repealing the Interim Order Respecting a Flooded Area in British Columbia, 2021, No. 3.

Ottawa, December 23, 2021

Omar Alghabra
Minister of Transport

Order Repealing the Interim Order Respecting a Flooded Area in British Columbia, 2021, No. 3

Repeal

1 Interim Order Respecting a Flooded Area in British Columbia, 2021, No. 3, made on 8 December, 2021, is repealed.

ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE CANADA

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice of intent to amend the Domestic Substances List, deleting one non-eligible living organism

Notice is hereby given that the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999,footnote aintends to delete the living organism referred to in the annexed proposed Order from the Domestic Substances Listfootnote b as the identity of this living organism is not substantiated.

Public comment period

Any person may provide comments within 60 days of publication of this notice. Any person who objects to the deletion of the living organism from the Domestic Substances List should provide documentation substantiating the identity of this living organism using the Domestic Substances List nomination form (PDF). Additional guidance concerning the documentation to support the eligibility of a living organism is available in the New Substances Program Advisory Note 2015-05.

The annexed proposed Order includes the confidential substance identity number of the living organism proposed to be deleted from the Domestic Substances List. Any person who believes they are conducting activities with this living organism may seek confirmation from the New Substances program.

Comments must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of publication of this notice. Comments can be submitted using the online reporting system available through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window, by mail addressed to Thomas Kruidenier, Acting Executive Director, Program Development and Engagement Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, or by email to substances@ec.gc.ca.

Pursuant to section 313 of the Act, any person who provides information in response to this notice may submit, with the information, a request that it be treated as confidential.

Marc d’Iorio
Assistant Deputy Minister
Science and Technology Branch
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

Proposed Order 2022-105-01-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List

1 Part 7 of the Domestic Substances List footnote b is proposed to be amended by deleting the following:

Column 1

Confidential substance identity number

Column 2

Inanimate biotechnology product and living organism identified by their masked name in accordance with the Masked Name Regulations  table c8 note a

13637-2 Name: Complex microbial culture
Source: Coastal marine waters of the Gulf of Mexico
History: Grown in a specialized medium
Characteristics: Spiral and rod-shaped microorganisms that are, in the fresh product, found in a proportion of 1:10
Use: Bioremediation of oil field production systems, waste streams, grease traps and various hazardous waste sites in Canada

Table c8 note(s)

Table c8 note a

SOR/94-261

Return to table c8 note a referrer

COMING INTO FORCE

2 This Order would come into force on the day on which it is registered.

INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CANADA

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-012-21 — Release of RSS-222, issue 3, and DBS-01, issue 3

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

  • Radio Standards Specification RSS-222, issue 3, White Space Devices (WSDs), which sets out the certification requirements for licence-exempt radio apparatus, known as WSDs, operating in the frequency bands 54-72 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz, 470-608 MHz and 657-663 MHz.
  • Database Specifications DBS-01, issue 3, White Space Database Specifications, which sets out the technical requirements for the designation of a database capable of identifying available channels for use by white space devices (WSDs) in the white space frequency bands (54-72 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz, 470-608 MHz and 657-663 MHz).

These documents are now official and available on the Published documents page of the Spectrum management and telecommunications website.

Submitting comments

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

October 4, 2021

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.

Governor in Council appointment opportunities
Position Organization Closing date
Chief Executive Officer Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse  
Member Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board  
Chief Executive Officer Canadian Dairy Commission  
Deputy Chief Commissioner Canadian Human Rights Commission  
Member Canadian Human Rights Commission  
Member Canadian Museum of Nature  
Chairperson Invest in Canada Hub  
Chief Executive Officer Invest in Canada Hub  
Director Invest in Canada Hub  
Commissioner Law Commission of Canada  
President Law Commission of Canada  
Privacy Commissioner Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada  
Director (Federal) Québec Port Authority  
Director Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority