Official Languages (Communications with and Services to the Public) Regulations

Version of section 6 from 2007-07-31 to 2017-11-20:

  •  (1) For the purposes of paragraph 22(b) of the Act, there is significant demand for communications with and services from an office or facility of a federal institution in an official language where

    • (a) the services provided by the office or facility are provided to a restricted clientele, the members of which are identifiable, those services are specifically intended for that clientele and at that office or facility over a year at least 5 per cent of the demand from that clientele for those services is in that language;

    • (b) the office or facility provides ship-to-shore communications services, including coast radio station services and vessel traffic services, and at that office or facility over a year at least 5 per cent of the demand from the public for those services is in that language;

    • (c) the office or facility provides immigration services and is located at a place of entry into Canada, and at that office or facility over a year at least 5 per cent of the demand from the public for those services is in that language;

    • (d) the office or facility provides services other than immigration services and is located at a place of entry into Canada, other than an airport or a ferry terminal, in a province in which the English or French linguistic minority population is equal to at least 5 per cent of the total population in the province, and at that office or facility over a year at least 5 per cent of the demand from the public for services is in that language;

    • (e) the office or facility provides search and rescue services from a vessel that has long-range capabilities or from an aircraft, the vessel or aircraft from which the service is provided is distinctively marked by the Department of National Defence or the Canadian Coast Guard as a search and rescue vessel or aircraft or is crewed by the Department of National Defence with personnel specially trained for search and rescue operations, and at that office or facility over a year at least 5 per cent of the demand from the public for those services is in that language; or

    • (f) the office or facility is a Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment that provides services in a province to sections of the Trans-Canada Highway where there is a point of entry to another province that is officially bilingual, and over a year at least 5 per cent of the demand from the public for those services is in that language.

  • (2) For the purposes of paragraph 22(b) of the Act, there is significant demand for communications with and services from an office or facility of a federal institution in both official languages where

    • (a) the office or facility provides ship-to-shore communications services, including coast radio station services and vessel traffic services, and the service area of the office or facility includes all or a portion of the Bay of Fundy, the St. Lawrence River or the Gulf of St. Lawrence up to the innermost limit of Cabot Strait, but not including Cabot Strait, and up to the southern limit of the Strait of Belle Isle, but not including the Strait of Belle Isle;

    • (b) the office or facility provides air traffic control services and related advisory services in circumstances in which either official language may be used pursuant to the Aeronautical Communications Standards and Procedures Order;

    • (c) the office or facility provides services other than immigration services and is located at a place of entry into Canada, other than an airport or ferry terminal, in a province in which the English or French linguistic minority population is equal to at least 5 per cent of the total population in the province, and at that place of entry at least 500,000 persons come into Canada in a year; or

    • (d) the office or facility provides search and rescue services from a vessel that has long-range capabilities or from an aircraft, the vessel or aircraft from which the service is provided is distinctively marked by the Department of National Defence or the Canadian Coast Guard as a search and rescue vessel or aircraft or is crewed by the Department of National Defence with personnel specially trained for search and rescue operations, and the office or facility provides those services

      • (i) in or over a province in which the English or French linguistic minority population is equal to at least 5 per cent of the total population in the province,

      • (ii) in or over Hudson Bay, Hudson Strait or James Bay, or

      • (iii) in or over an area that falls within the boundaries of the Halifax Search and Rescue Region as set out in Annex 3B of the National Search and Rescue Manual, published by the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Coast Guard, as amended from time to time.

  • SOR/2007-172, s. 1.
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