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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT

Updated Ministerial Instructions

Notice is hereby given, under subsection 87.3(6) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, that the Department of Citizenship and Immigration has established the following Ministerial Instructions that, in the opinion of the Minister, will best support the attainment of the immigration goals established by the Government of Canada.

Overview

These Ministerial Instructions identify immigration applications and requests that are eligible for processing under these instructions.

In all cases, applicants meeting eligibility criteria set out in Ministerial Instructions are still subject to the requirements of the program to which the applicant is applying.

Instructions are directed to officers and their delegates who are charged with handling and/or reviewing applications for permanent or temporary visas to enter Canada.

Authority for Ministerial Instructions is derived from section 87.3 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). The Instructions are being issued to ensure that the processing of applications and requests is conducted in a manner that, in the opinion of the Minister, will best support the attainment of the immigration goals established by the Government of Canada.

These Instructions come into force on November 5, 2011.

These Instructions apply to applications received by the designated Citizenship and Immigration Canada offices on or after November 5, 2011.

All applications received by designated Citizenship and Immigration Canada offices prior to November 5, 2011 shall continue to be considered for processing having regard to the Ministerial Instructions in place at the time of their receipt.

Any categories for which Instructions are not specifically issued shall continue to be processed in the usual manner.

The Instructions are consistent with IRPA objectives as laid out in section 3, specifically to support the development of a strong and prosperous Canadian economy; to see that families are reunited in Canada; to fulfill Canada’s international legal obligations with respect to refugees and provide assistance to those in need of resettlement; and to respect the federal, bilingual and multicultural character of Canada, including to support and assist the development of minority official languages communities.

The Instructions are compliant with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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

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

Economic Class applications

All applications received by designated Citizenship and Immigration Canada offices prior to November 5, 2011 shall continue to be considered for processing having regard to the Ministerial Instructions in place at the time of their receipt.

Any categories for which Instructions are not specifically issued shall continue to be processed in the usual manner.

Federal Skilled Worker applications
Introduction of an eligibility stream under the Federal Skilled Worker Program for international students pursuing doctoral (PhD) studies at Canadian institutions.

A maximum of 1,000 new Federal Skilled Worker applications from international students pursuing PhD studies at Canadian institutions will be considered for processing each year. This cap will be calculated over and above any other Federal Skilled Worker caps on application intake identified in separate Ministerial Instructions.

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

For the unique purpose of calculating the cap, the first cap year for the PhD stream will begin on November 5, 2011 and end on October 31, 2012, unless otherwise indicated in a future Ministerial Instruction. Subsequent years will be calculated from November 1 to October 31, unless otherwise indicated in a future Ministerial Instruction.

This stream is being introduced to enhance Canada’s ability to attract and retain highly qualified students and increase Canada’s PhD attainment, supporting immigration goals set by the Government of Canada.

Instructions for processing new Federal Skilled Worker applications from international students pursuing PhD studies at Canadian institutions.

Federal Skilled Worker applications (see footnote 1) received by the Centralized Intake Office in Sydney, Nova Scotia, on or after November 5, 2011, and that meet either of the following two sets of criteria shall be placed into processing:

  1. Applications from international students who are currently enrolled in a PhD program, delivered by a provincially or territorially recognized private or public post-secondary educational institution located in Canada, and who have completed at least two years towards the completion of their PhD and who are in good academic standing and who are not recipients of a Government of Canada award requiring them to return to their home country to apply their knowledge and skills. (see footnote 2)
    or
  2. Applications from foreign nationals who have completed a PhD program from a provincially or territorially recognized private or public post-secondary educational institution located in Canada no more than 12 months prior to the date their application is received by the Centralized Intake Office in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Applicants must not have received a Government of Canada award that required them to return to their home country to apply their knowledge and skills; or if they were a recipient of such an award, they must have satisfied the terms of the award. (see footnote 3)
Family Class applications

Any categories for which Instructions are not specifically issued shall continue to be processed in the usual manner.

Applications for sponsorship of the sponsor’s mother or father or the mother or father of the sponsor’s mother or father (Parents and Grandparents)

Temporary pause

No new applications for sponsorship of the sponsor’s mother or father [paragraph 117(1)(c) of the Immigration Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR)] or the mother or father of the sponsor’s mother or father [paragraph 117(1)(d) of the IRPR] will be accepted unless received by the Centralized Processing Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, prior to November 5, 2011. This temporary pause is being implemented as part of a broader strategy to address the large backlog and wait times in the Parents and Grandparents category, supporting the attainment of immigration goals set by the Government of Canada.

The temporary pause will remain in place for up to 24 months while a more responsive, sustainable, and long-term approach for the program is being considered.

No Humanitarian and Compassionate requests to overcome requirements of Ministerial Instructions

Requests made on the basis of Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds made from outside Canada that accompany any permanent resident application affected by Ministerial Instructions but not identified for processing under the Instructions will not be processed.

Temporary Resident applications

All applications for temporary residence, including Temporary Foreign Workers, Foreign Students and Visitors shall continue to be placed into processing immediately upon receipt.

Retention/Disposition

Persons who submit Federal Skilled Worker Program applications or Family Class applications for sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents received by the designated Citizenship and Immigration Canada offices on or after November 5, 2011, and which do not meet the criteria described above shall be informed that their application will not continue for processing and their processing fees shall be returned.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice with respect to the Code of Practice for the Management of Tetrabutyltin in Canada

Pursuant to subsection 54(4) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Minister of the Environment hereby gives notice of the availability of the following code of practice issued under subsection 54(1) of that Act:

Code of Practice for the Management of Tetrabutyltin in Canada.

Electronic copies of this code of practice may be downloaded from the Internet at the following address: www.ec.gc.ca/CEPARegistry/default.cfm. Paper copies are available from Environment Canada’s Inquiries Centre at 1-800-668-6767.

PETER KENT
Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Significant New Activity Notice No. 16509

Significant New Activity Notice
(Section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have assessed information in respect of the substance Calcium magnesium hydroxide, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 39445-23-3, under section 83 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas the substance is not on the Domestic Substances List;

And whereas the ministers suspect that a significant new activity in relation to the substance may result in the substance becoming toxic within the meaning of section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999,

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment indicates, pursuant to section 85 of that Act, that subsection 81(4) of the same Act applies with respect to the substance in accordance with the Annex.

PETER KENT
Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Information Requirements

(Section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

  1. In relation to the substance Calcium magnesium hydroxide, a significant new activity is any activity involving the use of the substance in quantities greater than 10 kg per calendar year, where the substance is engineered to contain particles ranging from 1 to 100 nanometres.
  2. A person who proposes a significant new activity set out in this Notice for this substance shall provide to the Minister of the Environment, at least 90 days before the day on which the quantity of the substance involved in the activity exceeds 10 kg per calendar year, the following information:
    • (a) a description of the proposed significant new activity in relation to the substance;
    • (b) the analytical information to determine the average particle size and particle size distribution of the substance;
    • (c) the information describing the agglomeration and aggregation state, shape, surface area and surface charge of the substance;
    • (d) the analytical information to determine the leachability potential of the substance and its precursors from the final product resulting from the new activity;
    • (e) the information specified in Schedule 6 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) for this substance;
    • (f) the analytical information to determine the particle size distribution of the test substance as administered in the health and ecological toxicity tests required under paragraph (e); and
    • (g) the information describing the agglomeration and aggregation state, shape, surface area and surface charge of the test substance as administered in the health and ecological toxicity tests required under paragraph (e).
  3. The above information will be assessed within 90 days after the day on which it is received by the Minister of the Environment.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This explanatory note is not part of the Significant New Activity Notice.)

A Significant New Activity Notice is a legal instrument issued by the Minister of the Environment pursuant to section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The Significant New Activity Notice sets out the appropriate information that must be provided to the Minister for assessment prior to the commencement of a new activity as described in the Notice.

Substances that are not listed on the Domestic Substances List can be manufactured or imported only by the person who has met the requirements set out in section 81 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. Under section 86 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, in circumstances where a Significant New Activity Notice is issued for a new substance, it is the responsibility of every person who transfers the physical possession or control of the substance to notify all persons to whom the possession or control is transferred of the obligation to comply with the Significant New Activity Notice and of the obligation to notify the Minister of the Environment of any new activity and all other information as described in the Notice. It is the responsibility of the users of the substance to be aware of and comply with the Significant New Activity Notice and to submit a Significant New Activity notification to the Minister prior to the commencement of a significant new activity associated with the substance. However, as mentioned in subsection 81(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, a Significant New Activity notification is not required when the proposed new activity is regulated under an act or regulations listed on Schedule 2 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

A Significant New Activity Notice does not constitute an endorsement from Environment Canada or the Government of Canada of the substance to which it relates, or an exemption from any other laws or regulations that are in force in Canada and that may apply to this substance or activities involving the substance.

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DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS

FISHERIES ACT

Notice of intent with respect to regulations for fish pathogens and pest treatment

The purpose of this Notice is to outline Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO) intentions to develop regulations under the Fisheries Act (FA) to support responsible treatment and control of fish pathogen and pests in aquaculture facilities and under the Health of Animals Act (HAA). The regulations under consideration would provide greater clarity and coherence with respect to federal environmental regulatory measures in the management of aquatic animal health and welfare.

This Notice does not replace prepublication of the proposed regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, or DFO’s duty to consult with the affected and interested parties as part of the regulatory process.

  • 1. Context

    Pathogen and pest treatment is important in the protection of cultured and wild fish from the spread and introduction of disease and pests. Environmental effects of undertaking treatments, however, also need to be considered in determining whether to use treatments, and in ensuring use does not adversely affect the environment, including fish and fish habitat.

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada is considering the development of fish pathogen and pest treatment regulations that would ensure the protection of fish and fish habitat when fish pathogen and pest treatment products are deposited in aquaculture facilities under the HAA, and when other treatment methods are used.

    The federal government is committed to reducing or avoiding duplicative administrative requirements, while ensuring that legislative environmental protection objectives are met.

    In Canada, a number of pieces of legislation and regulations administered by a number of federal agencies govern aspects related to fish pathogen and pest treatment, including requirements related to environmental risk assessment and mitigation. Treatment products may be regulated under one or more of the following acts: the Food and Drugs Act (FDA), the Pest ControlProducts Act (PCPA) and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). As well, the HAA provides for control measures to prevent the spread and introduction of aquatic animal diseases of concern to Canada and the Fisheries Act has, as a purpose, the protection of fish and fish habitat.

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada is committed to protecting and advancing the public interest by working with Canadians and other governments to ensure that regulatory activities result in sustainable use of aquatic resources and the greatest overall benefit to current and future generations of Canadians.

  • 2. Proposed regulatory scope

    It is envisioned that the proposed regulations would be developed under subsection 36(5) of the FA. The FA provides for the proper management and control of fisheries, the conservation and protection of fish and fish habitat and pollution prevention.

    The proposed regulations would govern the deposit of therapeutants including pest control products and drugs as defined under the PCPA and the FDA respectively when these substances are used in aquatic health management. It would also regulate the use of non-therapeutant means to manage aquatic animal health which involves the killing of fish by means other than fishing, noting that the FA definition of “fish” is broad. (see footnote 4)

    The proposed regulations would include activities occurring in the territorial sea of Canada and the internal waters of Canada with respect to requirements under the HAA and its Regulations and under CEPA 1999. It would also encompass aquaculture activities occurring within facilities from which fish or water may escape into the territorial sea of Canada and the internal waters of Canada, including hatcheries on land or any closed contained system with potential escape or water deposit into fish bearing waters.

    In determining the design of the regulations under consideration, DFO will be examining the scope of legislation governing fish pathogen and pest treatment, and the environmental aspects of regulations, regulatory mechanisms and programs administered by Health Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Environment Canada, and DFO as well as provincial and territorial authorities.

    The proposed regulations under the FA are expected to complement current federal regulatory instruments, ensuring that fish and fish habitat are protected and healthy aquatic ecosystems maintained in the carrying out of fish pathogen and pest treatments.

    These regulations under consideration would apply only to those products and activities within the scope outlined above. Any other deposits would remain subject to the general subsection 36(3) provisions of the FA.

  • 3. Public comment period

    Any comments, in English or in French, must be received in writing at the address below within 30 days of publication of this notice to the Manager, Aquaculture Management Directorate, Program Policy, Stewardship Unit, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 200 Kent Street, 14th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E6. Comments can also be sent via email to fpptr-rtppp@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

November 5, 2011

Aquaculture Management Directorate

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

FOOD AND DRUGS ACT

Food and Drug Regulations — Amendments

Interim Marketing Authorization

Provision currently exists in the Food and Drug Regulations (the Regulations) for the use of sorbic acid, calcium sorbate and potassium sorbate as preservatives in unstandardized foods, each at a maximum level of use of 1 000 ppm.

Health Canada has received a submission to increase the maximum level of use of the preservatives sorbic acid, potassium sorbate and calcium sorbate in unstandardized processed cheese products to 3 000 ppm, if used singly or in combination, calculated as sorbic acid. Evaluation of available data supports the safety and effectiveness of sorbic acid, potassium sorbate and calcium sorbate in the production of these food products.

The use of sorbic acid, potassium sorbate and calcium sorbate will benefit consumers by increasing the availability of quality food products with reduced sodium content. It will also benefit industry through more efficient and improved manufacturing conditions.

Therefore, it is the intention of Health Canada to recommend that the Regulations be amended to increase the maximum level of use of the preservatives sorbic acid, potassium sorbate and calcium sorbate in unstandardized processed cheese products to 3 000 ppm, if used singly or in combination, calculated as sorbic acid.

As a means to improve the responsiveness of the regulatory system, an Interim Marketing Authorization (IMA) is being issued to permit the immediate use of sorbic acid, potassium sorbate, and calcium sorbate, as indicated above, while the regulatory process is undertaken to amend the Regulations. The unstandardized foods listed above are exempted from paragraph B.01.043(b) and section B.16.007 of the Regulations.

The proposed regulatory amendments would be enabling measures to allow the sale of additional foods containing sorbic acid, potassium sorbate and calcium sorbate as preservatives. The amendments are supported by the safety assessment and would have low impact on the economy and on the environment. Consequently, the regulatory amendments may proceed directly to final approval and publication in Canada Gazette, Part Ⅱ.

Interested persons may make representations, with respect to Health Canada’s intention to amend the Regulations, within 75 days after the date of publication of this notice. All such representations must cite the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, and the date of publication of this notice, and be addressed to the contact person identified below.

Contact

Rick O’Leary, Acting Associate Director, Bureau of Food Regulatory, International and Interagency Affairs, Health Canada, 251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway, Address Locator 2203B, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9, 613-957-1750 (telephone), 613-941-6625 (fax), sche-ann@hc-sc.gc.ca (email).

October 24, 2011

PAUL GLOVER
Assistant Deputy Minister
Health Products and Food Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Beccarea, Robert A.

2011-1218

Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal

 

Part-time member

 

Canada Pension Plan

 

Review Tribunal

 

Members

 

Cole, Thomas Victor

2011-1204

Kerr, Ronald George

2011-1205

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

 

Permanent members — part-time basis

 

Harvey, André

2011-1216

Tolgyesi, Dan

2011-1217

Chapman, Marie

2011-1213

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

 

First Director

 

Collier, David R.

2011-1225

Superior Court for the district of Montréal in the Province of Quebec

 

Puisne Judge

 

Cousins, John Richard

2011-1209

Lake of the Woods Control Board

 

Alternate to the federal member

 

Dauphinee, Shelly Lin

2011-1179

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

 

Governor of the Council

 

Duval Hesler, The Hon. Nicole

2011-1177

Chief Justice of Quebec

 

Ebbs, Catherine

2011-1221

Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee

 

Chairman

 

Employment Insurance Act

 

Chairpersons of the Boards of Referees

 

Benzi, Paolo

2011-1201

Harper, Edward David

2011-1199

McKean, Allen Ross

2011-1200

Ernst & Young LLP

2011-1203

Auditor

 

Auditor General of Canada

 

Joint Auditor

 

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

 

Fournier, The Hon. Jacques Robert

2011-1178

Court of Appeal of the Province of Quebec

 

Puisne Judge

 

Gauthier, The Hon. Johanne

2011-1222

Federal Court of Appeal

 

Judge

 

Federal Court

 

Member ex officio

 

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

2011-1252

Administrators

 

Osborn, The Hon. David B.

 

October 21 to October 24 and October 26 to October 29, 2011

 

Welsh, The Hon. B. Gale

 

November 1 to November 4, 2011

 

Government of Ontario

2011-1171

Administrators

 

Moldaver, The Hon. Michael J.

 

October 29 to November 11, 2011

 

Smith, The Hon. Heather J.

 

October 19 to October 21 and October 24 to October 28, 2011

 

Gwich’in Land Claim Settlement Act

 

Renewable Resources Board

 

Alternate members

 

Allen, Cindy

2011-1197

Charlie, Johnnie

2011-1196

Snowshoe, Charlie

2011-1198

Hecky, Robert E.

2011-1185

Great Lakes Fishery Commission

 

Member

 

Immigration and Refugee Board

 

Full-time members

 

Diop, Youssoupha

2011-1207

Johnstone, Alexander George

2011-1208

Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission

 

Members

 

Siegel, Mark Lorne

2011-1214

Tellier, Paul

2011-1215

Kisoun, Gerald W.

2011-1194

Northwest Territories

 

Deputy Commissioner

 

Lal, Stindar, Q.C.

2011-1193

Arbitration Board

 

Chairman

 

Latour, Paul

2011-1195

Sahtu Dene and Metis Land Claim Settlement Act

 

Renewable Resources Board

 

Alternate member

 

LeBlanc, Jacques

2011-1202

Canada Employment Insurance Financing Board

 

Director of the board of directors

 

Leach, Stephen A.

2011-1206

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

 

Chairperson

 

MacIntosh, Wayne B.

2011-1184

Canada Lands Company Limited

 

Director/Administrateur

 

Marceau, The Hon. Richard P.

2011-1247

Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories

 

Deputy judge

 

Martel, Serge

2011-1191

Veterans Review and Appeal Board

 

Permanent member

 

McCarthy, John R.

2011-1224

Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario

 

Judge

 

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Judge ex officio

 

McCurdy, Earle

2011-1186

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization — General Council and Fisheries Commission

 

Canadian representative

 

McDermot, The Hon. John P. L.

2011-1223

Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario, a member of the Family Court

 

Judge

 

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Judge ex officio

 

Millar, The Hon. Bruce A.

2011-1228

Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta

 

Justice

 

Court of Appeal of Alberta

 

Member ex officio

 

National Parole Board

 

Part-time member

 

Hiebert, Jacob Harold

2011-1220

Kuban, Ron

2011-1219

Neiles, Byron

2011-1212

Canadian Museum of Nature

 

Trustee of the Board of Trustees

 

Paul, Terrance

2011-1192

National Aboriginal Economic Development Board

 

Member

 

Shaner, Karan M.

2011-1229

Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories

 

Judge

 

Court of Appeal for the Northwest Territories

 

Judge

 

Court of Appeal of Yukon

 

Judge

 

Court of Appeal of Nunavut

 

Judge

 

St. John’s Port Authority

 

Directors

 

Carrigan, Victor Russell

2011-1210

Hawco, Caron

2011-1211

Supreme Court of British Columbia

 

Judges

 

Fitch, Gregory J., Q.C.

2011-1227

Tindale, The Hon. Ronald S.

2011-1226

Supreme Court of Canada

 

Puisne Judge

 

Karakatsanis, The Hon. Andromahi

2011-1256

Moldaver, The Hon. Michael J.

2011-1255

Tran, Norman

2011-1183

Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission

 

Governor — Council

 

October 21, 2011

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

TRADE-MARKS ACT

Geographical indications

The Minister of Industry proposes that the following geographical indications be entered on the list of geographical indications kept pursuant to subsection 11.12(1) of the Trade-marks Act, where “(i)” refers to the file number, “(ii)” refers to the indication and whether it identifies a wine or spirit, “(iii)” refers to the territory, or the region or locality of a territory in which the wine or spirit is identified as originating, “(iv)” refers to the name of the responsible authority (the person, firm or other entity that is, by reason of state or commercial interest, sufficiently connected with and knowledgeable of the wine of spirit), “(v)” refers to the address in Canada for the responsible authority, and “(vi)” refers to the quality, reputation or other characteristic of the wine or spirit that, in the opinion of the Minister, qualifies that indication as a geographical indication:

  • (i) File No. 1532420
  • (ii) Napa Valley (Wine)
  • (iii) Napa Valley, California, United States of America.
  • (iv) Napa Valley Vintners Association
    1475 Library Lane
    Saint Helena, CA 94574
    United States of America
  • (v) Boughton Law Corporation
    P.O. Box 49290
    Three Bentall Centre
    700–595 Burrard Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    V7X 1S8
  • (vi) The name listed in (ii) is recognized and protected in the United States of America as a geographical indication for wine in Title 27, U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, sections 4.25(e)(1)(i), (3)(i)-(ii), (iv); 9.23 of January 28, 1981.

CHRISTIAN PARADIS
Minister of Industry

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

MARINE ATLANTIC INC.

President and Chief Executive Officer (full-time position)

Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

The Government of Canada is seeking a new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Marine Atlantic Inc. Marine Atlantic Inc. is a federal Crown corporation that provides a vital ferry service link between Newfoundland and Labrador and mainland Canada. To provide this service, the corporation owns and operates four ocean class vessels: three passenger vessels and a commercial freight vessel. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President and CEO is responsible for all aspects of the corporation’s activities.

The successful candidate must have a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience. The ideal candidate will have significant experience leading and managing a major public and/or private corporation serving consumer and business customers. Experience in customer service management, financial management, human resources management, risk management and performance management, is required. The suitable candidate will possess experience in strategic planning and managing change, in addition to experience in dealing with government, preferably with senior government officials. Operating in a unionized environment and reporting to a board as well as experience in the transportation sector would be considered assets.

The qualified candidate will possess knowledge of transformational leadership and change management processes, particularly in transforming customer service cultures, as well as knowledge of process improvement in complex operational environments, with experience preferably in marine or transportation sectors. The preferred candidate must possess knowledge of corporate governance and best practices, as well as federal public policy. Furthermore, knowledge of Marine Atlantic Inc.’s mandate, legislative framework and regional interests and concerns, as well as municipal, provincial and federal elements, and how these relate to Marine Atlantic Inc. are necessary.

In order to achieve the corporation’s objectives and carry out its mandate, the President and Chief Executive Officer must have the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the corporation’s partners and stakeholders. The position requires excellent leadership, managerial and motivational skills. The suitable candidate must possess the ability to think strategically with a focus on pursuing the organization’s mission and vision. He/she must also be able to lead an organization in a manner that fosters collaboration among organizational stakeholders, achieves the strategic objectives of the corporation, and delivers high-quality service in a cost-effective manner. The selected candidate must possess superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to act as a spokesperson in dealing with stakeholders, media, public institutions, governments and other organizations.

The selected candidate will adhere to strong ethical standards and integrity, and will have sound judgment and superior interpersonal skills. He/she will also possess tact and diplomacy, and be customer-focused.

Proficiency in both official languages would be an asset.

The successful candidate must be willing to relocate to St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, or to a location within reasonable commuting distance. He/she must be prepared to travel significantly to company locations in Port aux Basques and Argentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and North Sydney, Nova Scotia.

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

The preferred candidate must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments Web site, under “Reference Material,” at www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca.

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

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

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

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae to Lloyd Powell, Knightsbridge Robertson Surette, at lpowell@ kbrs.ca.

Bilingual notices of vacancies will be produced in an alternative format (audio cassette, diskette, Braille, large print, etc.) upon request. For further information, please contact Publishing and Depository Services, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S5, 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

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BANK OF CANADA

Statement of financial position as at September 30, 2011

(Millions of dollars) Unaudited

ASSETS

Cash and foreign deposits

 

3.9

Loans and receivables

Securities purchased under resale agreements

 

Advances to members of the Canadian Payments Association

0.9

 

Advances to governments

 

Other receivables

1.7

 
   

2.6

Investments

Treasury bills of Canada

21,410.8

 

Government of Canada bonds

39,168.0

 

Other investments

338.3

 
   

60,917.1

Property and equipment

 

157.6

Intangible assets

 

36.0

Other assets

 

127.3

   

61,244.5


LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Bank notes in circulation

 

57,571.0

Deposits

Government of Canada

1,587.9

 

Members of the Canadian Payments Association

425.5

 

Other deposits

769.0

 
   

2,782.4

Liabilities in foreign currencies

Government of Canada

 

Other

 
     

Other liabilities

Securities sold under

   

repurchase agreements

 

Other liabilities

440.9

 
     

440.9

     

60,794.3

Equity

Share capital

5.0

 

Statutory and special reserves

125.0

 

Available-for-sale reserve

320.2

 

Actuarial gains reserve

 

Retained earnings

 
     

450.2

     

61,244.5

Effective January 1, 2011, the Bank of Canada adopted International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

I declare that the foregoing return is correct according to the books of the Bank.

Ottawa, October 25, 2011

S. VOKEY
Chief Accountant

I declare that the foregoing return is to the best of my knowledge and belief correct, and shows truly and clearly the financial position of the Bank, as required by section 29 of the Bank of Canada Act.

Ottawa, October 25, 2011

M. CARNEY
Governor

[45-1-o]

  • Footnote 1
    In order to be considered, applications must be completed according to the application kit requirements in place at the time the application is received by the designated office.

  • Footnote 2
    Applicants will be required to include, in their application package, a letter of attestation from the recognized provincial or territorial post-secondary education institution where they are pursuing their PhD.  The letter shall contain the following attestations:

    • that the applicant is currently enrolled in a PhD program and has completed at least two years towards its completion; and
    • that the applicant is deemed in good academic standing to the satisfaction of the institution.

    The letter of attestation should be an official letter, on university letterhead, signed by a recognized institutional authority such as the registrar or dean of Graduate Studies that clearly addresses the above-noted two components.
    Applicants will also be required to declare that they are not a recipient of a Government of Canada award requiring them to return to their home country to apply their knowledge and skills, by completing the appropriate section in schedule 3.

  • Footnote 3
    Applicants will be required to include, in their application package, official transcripts supplied by the recognized provincial or territorial post-secondary education institution where they completed their PhD, showing the awarding of a PhD.

    Applicants will also be required to declare that they were not a recipient of a Government of Canada award requiring them to return to their home country to apply their knowledge and skills; or if they were a recipient of such an award, that they have satisfied the terms of the award, by completing the appropriate section in schedule 3.

  • Footnote 4
    “Fish” is defined as follows under the Fisheries Act:
    “fish” includes

    • (a) parts of fish,
    • (b) shellfish, crustaceans, marine animals and any parts of shellfish, crustaceans or marine animals, and
    • (c) the eggs, sperm, spawn, larvae, spat and juvenile stages of fish, shellfish, crustaceans and marine animals.