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Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1 (S.C. 2021, c. 23)

Act current to 2024-05-28 and last amended on 2024-05-24. Previous Versions

Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1

S.C. 2021, c. 23

Assented to 2021-06-29

An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

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 This Act may be cited as the Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1.

PART 1Amendments to the Income Tax Act and Other Legislation

R.S., c. 1 (5th Supp.)Income Tax Act

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R.S., c. E-15Excise Tax Act

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2002, c. 9, s. 5Air Travellers Security Charge Act

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2002, c. 22Excise Act, 2001

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2018, c. 12, s. 186Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act

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C.R.C., c. 945Income Tax Regulations

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SOR/2008-186Canada Disability Savings Regulations

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PART 2GST/HST Measures

R.S., c. E-15Excise Tax Act

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SOR/2010-151New Harmonized Value-added Tax System Regulations, No. 2

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PART 3Amendments to the Excise Act, 2001

2002, c. 22Excise Act, 2001

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PART 4Various Measures

DIVISION 1Stability and Efficiency of the Financial Sector

R.S., c. C-3Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act

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1996, c. 6, Sch.Payment Clearing and Settlement Act

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2018, c. 12Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1

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DIVISION 2Unclaimed Amounts

R.S., c. B-2Bank of Canada Act

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R.S., c. 32 (2nd Supp.)Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985

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1991, c. 45Trust and Loan Companies Act

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1991, c. 46Bank Act

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  •  Footnote *(1) Sections 140 and 143 to 148 come into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

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    Footnote *(2) Sections 141 and 142 come into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

DIVISION 32018, c. 27Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2

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DIVISION 4Sunset Provisions

1991, c. 45Trust and Loan Companies Act

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1991, c. 46Bank Act

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1991, c. 47Insurance Companies Act

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DIVISION 52017, c. 21Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law)

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DIVISION 62000, c. 17; 2001, c. 41, s. 48Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act

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Transitional Provision

Marginal note:No ascertainment of expenses in first year

 The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada is not required to ascertain, under subsection 51.1(1) of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act, as enacted by section 165, the total amount of prescribed expenses incurred during the fiscal year in which section 165 comes into force.

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  •  Footnote *(1) Section 159 comes into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

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    Footnote *(2) Sections 164, 165 and 170 come into force on a day or days to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

DIVISION 7Retail Payment Activities Act

Enactment of Act

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R.S., c. C-3Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act

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2000, c. 17; 2001, c. 41, s. 48Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act
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2001, c. 9Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Act

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2010, c. 12, s. 1834Payment Card Networks Act

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Coordinating Amendments

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  •  Footnote *(1) The provisions of the Retail Payment Activities Act, as enacted by section 177 of this Act, other than sections 1 to 10, 12 to 16 and 61, subsections 62(1), (3) and (4) and section 63, come into force on a day or days to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

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    Footnote *(2) Sections 180 and 181 come into force on a day or days to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

DIVISION 8R.S., c. 32 (2nd Supp.)Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985

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DIVISION 92005, c. 9; 2012, c. 19, s. 658First Nations Fiscal Management Act

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DIVISION 10R.S., c. F-8; 1995, c. 17, s. 45Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act (Fiscal Stabilization Payments)

Amendments to the Act

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Transitional Provision

Marginal note:Continuation

 The following continue to apply with respect to fiscal stabilization payments for the fiscal years beginning on April 1, 2019 and April 1, 2020:

  • (a) subsection 6(1), paragraphs 6(4)(b) and (5)(b) and (c) and subsection 6(7) of the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, as they read immediately before the day on which this Act receives royal assent; and

  • (b) any regulations made under that Act that apply in respect of any of those subsections and paragraphs, as the regulations read immediately before that day.

DIVISION 11R.S., c. F-8; 1995, c. 17, s. 45Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act (Additional Health Payments)

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DIVISION 12Canada’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan

Marginal note:Total payment of $1 billion

  •  (1) The Minister of Finance may make the following payments to the provinces and territories in respect of Canada’s COVID-19 immunization plan:

    • (a) to Ontario, $387,712,000;

    • (b) to Quebec, $225,603,000;

    • (c) to Nova Scotia, $25,755,000;

    • (d) to New Brunswick, $20,549,000;

    • (e) to Manitoba, $36,302,000;

    • (f) to British Columbia, $135,447,000;

    • (g) to Prince Edward Island, $4,198,000;

    • (h) to Saskatchewan, $31,022,000;

    • (i) to Alberta, $116,333,000;

    • (j) to Newfoundland and Labrador, $13,752,000;

    • (k) to Yukon, $1,107,000;

    • (l) to the Northwest Territories, $1,189,000; and

    • (m) to Nunavut, $1,031,000.

  • Marginal note:Payments out of C.R.F.

    (2) Any amount payable under subsection (1) may be paid by the Minister of Finance out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund at the times and in the manner that the Minister of Finance considers appropriate.

DIVISION 13Canada Community-Building Fund

Additional Payments

Marginal note:Maximum payment of $2.2 billion

 Despite section 161 of the Keeping Canada’s Economy and Jobs Growing Act, as amended by section 233 of the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1 and paragraph 375(1)(i) of the Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1, there may be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, on the requisition of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities or the Minister of Indigenous Services, in accordance with terms and conditions approved by the Treasury Board, in addition to the sum referred to in that section 161, a sum not exceeding $2,200,000,000 to provinces, territories, municipalities, municipal associations, provincial, territorial and municipal entities and First Nations for the purpose of municipal, regional and First Nations infrastructure.

2011, c. 24Keeping Canada’s Economy and Jobs Growing Act

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DIVISION 14Hibernia Dividend Backed Annuity Agreement

Marginal note:Maximum amount of $3,056,491,000

  •  (1) There may be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, on the requisition of the Minister of Finance and in accordance with the terms and conditions provided for in the agreement, the annual payments to be made to Newfoundland and Labrador, to a maximum amount of $3,056,491,000.

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    (2) A payment out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund must not be made under this section after March 31, 2057.

  • Marginal note:Definition of agreement

    (3) In this section, agreement means the Hibernia Dividend Backed Annuity Agreement entered into between Her Majesty in right of Canada and Her Majesty in right of Newfoundland and Labrador and dated April 1, 2019.

DIVISION 152005, c. 30, s. 85Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador Additional Fiscal Equalization Offset Payments Act

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DIVISION 161993, c. 38Telecommunications Act

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DIVISION 171998, c. 36Canada Small Business Financing Act

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Footnote * This Division, other than subsections 204(2) and (3) and 206(1), comes into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

  • Return to footnote *[Note: Division 17, other than subsections 204(2) and (3) and 206(1), in force July 4, 2022, see SI/2022-33.]

DIVISION 18R.S., c. 1 (2nd Supp.)Customs Act

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DIVISION 192020, c. 1Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement Implementation Act

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DIVISION 20Social Security Tribunal

2005, c. 34; 2013, c. 40, s. 205Department of Employment and Social Development Act

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R.S., c. F-7; 2002, c. 8, s. 14Consequential Amendment to the Federal Courts Act

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Transitional Provisions

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this section and sections 239 to 243.

Appeal Division

Appeal Division means the Appeal Division of the Tribunal. (division d’appel)

former Act

former Act means the Department of Employment and Social Development Act as it read immediately before the day on which this Division comes into force. (ancienne loi)

General Division

General Division means the General Division of the Tribunal. (division générale)

Income Security Section

Income Security Section means the Income Security Section of the General Division of the Tribunal. (section de la sécurité du revenu)

new Act

new Act means the Department of Employment and Social Development Act as it reads on the day on which this Division comes into force. (nouvelle loi)

Tribunal

Tribunal means the Social Security Tribunal established under section 44 of the Department of Employment and Social Development Act. (Tribunal)

Marginal note:Clarification — immediate application

 For greater certainty, but subject to sections 240 to 242, the new Act applies in respect of applications and appeals that are ongoing on the day on which this Division comes into force.

Marginal note:Time limit for appeals — summary dismissal

  •  (1) An appeal of a decision made by the General Division under section 53 of the former Act must be brought to the Appeal Division within 90 days after the day on which this Division comes into force. Despite subsection 56(1) of the new Act, no leave is necessary.

  • Marginal note:Appeals — summary dismissal

    (2) An appeal of a decision made by the General Division under section 53 of the former Act that is ongoing on the day on which this Division comes into force, or that is referred to in subsection (1), is to be dealt with by the Appeal Division in accordance with subsections 58(1) and 59(1) of the former Act. Section 58.3 of the new Act does not apply in respect of the appeal.

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    (3) Despite paragraph 28(1)(g.1) of the Federal Courts Act, the Federal Court has jurisdiction to hear and determine applications for judicial review of a decision of the Appeal Division that relates to an appeal brought under subsection 53(3) of the former Act or that is referred to in subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Judicial review

    (4) If, following a judicial review referred to in subsection (3), the Federal Court refers the matter back to the Appeal Division, the matter is to be dealt with by the Appeal Division in accordance with subsections 58(1) and 59(1) of the former Act. Section 58.3 of the new Act does not apply in respect of the matter.

Marginal note:Applications under section 66 of former Act

  •  (1) An application under section 66 of the former Act that is ongoing before the General Division or Appeal Division on the day on which this Division comes into force is to be dealt with in accordance with that section 66.

  • Marginal note:Referral back to General Division

    (2) If, following an appeal of a decision made by the General Division under section 66 of the former Act, the Appeal Division refers the matter back to the General Division, the matter is to be dealt with in accordance with that section 66.

  • Marginal note:Applications for leave to appeal — decision under section 66 of former Act

    (3) An application for leave to appeal a decision made by the General Division under section 66 of the former Act is to be dealt with by the Appeal Division in accordance with subsections 58(1) and (2) of the former Act.

  • Marginal note:Appeals — decisions under section 66 of former Act

    (4) If leave to appeal is granted, the appeal is to be dealt with in accordance with subsections 58(1) and 59(1) of the former Act and, in the case where the Appeal Division decides under that subsection 59(1) to give the decision that the General Division should have given, the appeal is also to be dealt with in accordance with section 66 of the former Act. Section 58.3 of the new Act does not apply in respect of the appeal.

  • Marginal note:Judicial review — leave to appeal

    (5) If, following a judicial review of a decision of the Appeal Division referred to in subsection (3), the Federal Court refers the matter back to the Appeal Division, the matter is to be dealt with by the Appeal Division in accordance with subsections 58(1) and (2) of the former Act.

  • Marginal note:Judicial review — appeals

    (6) If, following a judicial review of a decision of the Appeal Division referred to in subsection (4), the Federal Court of Appeal refers the matter back to the Appeal Division, the matter is to be dealt with by the Appeal Division in accordance with subsections 58(1) and 59(1) of the former Act and, in the case where the Appeal Division decides under that subsection 59(1) to give the decision that the General Division should have given, the matter is also to be dealt with in accordance with section 66 of the former Act. Section 58.3 of the new Act does not apply in respect of the matter.

Marginal note:Applications for leave to appeal — Income Security Section

  •  (1) An application for leave to appeal a decision of the Income Security Section that is ongoing on the day on which this Division comes into force is to be dealt with by the Appeal Division in accordance with subsections 58(1) and (2) of the former Act.

  • Marginal note:Ongoing appeals

    (2) An appeal of a decision of the Income Security Section that is ongoing on the day on which this Division comes into force, or an appeal that results from an application for leave to appeal referred to in subsection (1) that is granted, is to be dealt with in accordance with subsections 58(1) and 59(1) of the former Act. Section 58.3 of the new Act does not apply in respect of the appeal.

  • Marginal note:Federal Court — before coming into force

    (3) In the case of a judicial review of a decision of the Appeal Division under subsection 58(3) of the former Act that relates to a decision of the Income Security Section, if, before the day on which this Division comes into force, the Federal Court refers the matter back to the Appeal Division, the matter is to be dealt with by the Appeal Division in accordance with subsections 58(1) and (2) of the former Act.

  • Marginal note:Federal Court — after coming into force

    (4) In the case of a judicial review of a decision of the Appeal Division under subsection 58(3) of the former Act that relates to a decision of the Income Security Section other than a judicial review referred to in subsection 241(5), if, on or after the day on which this Division comes into force, the Federal Court refers the matter back to the Appeal Division, the matter is to be dealt with by the Appeal Division in accordance with the provisions of the new Act.

  • Marginal note:Federal Court of Appeal — before coming into force

    (5) In the case of a judicial review of a decision of the Appeal Division under subsection 59(1) of the former Act that relates to a decision of the Income Security Section, if, before the day on which this Division comes into force, the Federal Court of Appeal refers the matter back to the Appeal Division, the matter is to be dealt with by the Appeal Division in accordance with subsections 58(1) and 59(1) of the former Act. Section 58.3 of the new Act does not apply in respect of the matter.

  • Marginal note:Federal Court Appeal — after coming into force

    (6) In the case of a judicial review of a decision of the Appeal Division under subsection 59(1) of the former Act that relates to a decision of the Income Security Section other than a judicial review referred to in subsection 241(6), if, on or after the day on which this Division comes into force, the Federal Court of Appeal refers the matter back to the Appeal Division, the matter is to be dealt with by the Appeal Division in accordance with the provisions of the new Act.

Marginal note:Interpretation of consequential amendment to Federal Courts Act

 For greater certainty, the Federal Court has jurisdiction to hear and determine applications for judicial review of a decision of the Appeal Division made under section 58 of the former Act before the day on which this Division comes into force.

Coming into Force

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Footnote * This Division comes into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

DIVISION 21R.S., c. L-2Canada Labour Code (Equal Remuneration Protection)

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DIVISION 22R.S., c. L-2Canada Labour Code (Federal Minimum Wage)

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Coming into Force

Marginal note:Six months after royal assent

Footnote * This Division comes into force on the day that, in the sixth month after the month in which this Act receives royal assent, has the same calendar number as the day on which it receives royal assent or, if that sixth month has no day with that number, the last day of that sixth month.

DIVISION 23R.S., c. L-2Canada Labour Code (Leave Related to the Death or Disappearance of a Child)

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DIVISION 24Payment to Quebec

Marginal note:Payment of $130.3 million

  •  (1) For the purpose of offsetting some of the costs of aligning the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan with temporary measures set out in Part VIII.5 of the Employment Insurance Act, the Minister of Employment and Social Development may, before the end of the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2022, make a one-time payment of $130,300,000 out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund to Quebec.

  • Marginal note:Agreement

    (2) The Minister of Employment and Social Development may, on behalf of Her Majesty in right of Canada, enter into an agreement with Quebec in relation to the time and manner of the payment.

DIVISION 25R.S., c. J-1Judges Act

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Transitional Provision

Marginal note:Section 65.1 of Judges Act

 Section 65.1 of the Judges Act does not apply to a judge whose removal from judicial office has been recommended by the Canadian Judicial Council before the day on which section 252 comes into force.

DIVISION 26New Judicial Resources

R.S., c. F-7; 2002, c. 8, s. 14Federal Courts Act

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R.S., c. J-1Judges Act

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R.S., c. T-2Tax Court of Canada Act

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DIVISION 27R.S., c. N-15National Research Council Act

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DIVISION 282005, c. 34; 2013, c. 40, s. 205Department of Employment and Social Development Act

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DIVISION 29Student Loans and Apprentice Loans

R.S., c. S-23Canada Student Loans Act

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1994, c. 28Canada Student Financial Assistance Act

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2014, c. 20, s. 483Apprentice Loans Act

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DIVISION 30First Nations Elections

Marginal note:Regulations deemed valid

 The First Nations Election Cancellation and Postponement Regulations (Prevention of Diseases), made on April 7, 2020 and registered as SOR/‍2020-84, and the Regulations Amending the First Nations Election Cancellation and Postponement Regulations (Prevention of Diseases), made on April 8, 2021 and registered as SOR/‍2021-78, are deemed to have been validly made and everything done under, and all consequences flowing from, those Regulations since April 8, 2020 are deemed effective as if those Regulations were so made.

DIVISION 31Increase to Old Age Security Pension and Payment

R.S., c. O-9Old Age Security Act

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Payment

Marginal note:Payment out of C.R.F.

 Any amount payable by the Minister of Employment and Social Development to pensioners, as defined in section 2 of the Old Age Security Act, who are or will be 75 years of age or older on June 30, 2022, in relation to a program to provide a one-time payment of $500 to those pensioners, may be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

DIVISION 322003, c. 22, ss. 12 and 13Public Service Employment Act

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Transitional Provisions

Marginal note:Investigations

 Subsection 2(5) of the Public Service Employment Act, as enacted by subsection 277(2), applies only in respect of appointment processes that commence on or after the day on which that subsection 277(2) comes into force and investigations into those processes.

Marginal note:Qualifications standards

 Subsection 31(3) of the Public Service Employment Act, as enacted by section 279, applies only in respect of reviews that commence on or after the day on which that section 279 comes into force.

Marginal note:Assessment methods

 Subsection 36(2) of the Public Service Employment Act, as enacted by section 280, applies only in respect of appointment processes that commence on or after the day on which that section 280 comes into force.

Marginal note:Preference

 Paragraph 39(1)(c) of the Public Service Employment Act, as enacted by section 281, applies only in respect of advertised external appointment processes that commence on or after the day on which that section 281 comes into force.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:Order in council

Footnote * Subsection 277(2) and section 280 come into force on a day or days to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

  • Return to footnote *[Note: Subsection 277(2) and section 280 in force July 1, 2023, see SI/2023-20.]

DIVISION 33Early Learning and Child Care

Marginal note:Payments out of C.R.F.

  •  (1) Any amount payable to a province under or in connection with a bilateral agreement in respect of early learning and child care for the fiscal year beginning on April 1, 2021 may be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, until March 31, 2022, on the requisition of the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, at the times and in the manner that that Minister considers appropriate.

  • Marginal note:Terms and conditions

    (2) That Minister may establish terms and conditions in respect of payments under the bilateral agreements with the provinces.

  • Marginal note:Maximum amount

    (3) For the fiscal year beginning on April 1, 2021, the maximum aggregate amount payable to the provinces under subsection (1) is $2,948,082,433.

DIVISION 34Benefits and Leave

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R.S., c. L-2Canada Labour Code

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2020, c. 12COVID-19 Response Measures Act

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SOR/2021-35Canada Recovery Benefits Regulations

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C.R.C., c. 986; SOR/2019-168, s. 1Canada Labour Standards Regulations

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Coming into Force

Marginal note:June 19, 2021

 This Division, other than section 300, comes into force, or is deemed to have come into force, on June 19, 2021.

DIVISION 35Benefits and Leave Related to Employment

1996, c. 23Employment Insurance Act

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Marginal note:Words and expressions

 Words and expressions used in sections 332 to 336 have the same meaning as in the Employment Insurance Act.

Marginal note:Continued application — before September 26, 2021

 The following provisions of the Employment Insurance Act, as they read immediately before September 26, 2021, continue to apply in respect of an insured person or a claimant, as the case may be, whose benefit period begins before that day:

  • (a) the definitions major attachment claimant and minor attachment claimant in subsection 6(1);

  • (b) subsection 7(2);

  • (c) subsection 7.1(1);

  • (d) subsection 12(8);

  • (e) subsection 21(1);

  • (f) subsections 22(1), (2) and (5);

  • (g) subsections 23(1), (1.3), (4), (4.1), (5) and (6);

  • (h) subsection 23.1(2);

  • (i) subsection 23.2(1);

  • (j) subsection 23.3(1);

  • (k) subsection 28(7);

  • (l) paragraph 29(a);

  • (m) subsections 30(1) and (4) to (7);

  • (n) section 51; and

  • (o) Schedule I.

Marginal note:Continued application — Part VIII.5

 Part VIII.5 of the Employment Insurance Act, as it read immediately before September 26, 2021, continues to apply in respect of an insured person or claimant, as the case may be, whose benefit period begins during the period beginning on September 27, 2020 and ending on September 25, 2021.

Marginal note:Suspension of operation

  •  (1) The operation of Part VIII.1 of the Employment Insurance Act and any regulations made under that Part is suspended during the period beginning on September 26, 2021 and ending on September 24, 2022.

  • Marginal note:Continued application of suspension

    (2) The operation of Part VIII.1 of the Employment Insurance Act and any regulations made under that Part continues to be suspended in respect of an insured person or a claimant, as the case may be, whose benefit period begins during the period referred to in subsection (1).

Marginal note:Continued application — before September 25, 2022

 The following provisions of the Employment Insurance Act, as they read immediately before September 25, 2022, continue to apply in respect of an insured person or a claimant, as the case may be, whose benefit period begins during the period beginning on September 26, 2021 and ending on September 24, 2022:

  • (a) subsection 6(1);

  • (b) subsection 7(2);

  • (c) subsection 7.1(1);

  • (d) subsection 12(8);

  • (e) section 21;

  • (f) subsections 22(1), (2) and (5);

  • (g) subsections 23(1), (1.3), (4), (4.1), (5) and (6);

  • (h) subsection 23.1(2);

  • (i) subsection 23.2(1);

  • (j) subsection 23.3(1);

  • (k) section 28;

  • (l) paragraph 29(a);

  • (m) section 30;

  • (n) section 51; and

  • (o) Schedule I.

Marginal note:Illness, injury or quarantine

 Paragraphs 12(3)(c) and 152.14(1)(c) of the Employment Insurance Act, as amended by subsection 307(2) and section 323, respectively, apply in respect of a claimant for any benefit period that begins on or after the day on which subsection 307(2) and section 323 come into force.

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Coming into Force

Marginal note:September 26, 2021

  •  (1) Subsections 302(1), 303(1) and (3) and 304(1), section 305, subsections 306(1), 307(1) and (3), 308(1), 309(1), (3) and (5), 310(1), (3), (5), (7), (9), (11) and (13), 311(1), 312(1), 313(1), 314(1), 315(1), 316(1) and (3), 317(1) and 318(1), sections 319 to 321, subsection 322(1), sections 324, 325 and 327, subsection 329(1) and section 330 come into force, or are deemed to have come into force, on September 26, 2021.

  • Marginal note:September 25, 2022

    (2) Subsections 302(2), 303(2) and (4), 304(2), 306(2), 307(4), 308(2), 309(2), (4) and (6), 310(2), (4), (6), (8), (10), (12) and (14), 311(2), 312(2), 313(2), 314(2), 315(2), 316(2) and (4), 317(2), 318(2), 322(2) and 329(2) come into force, or are deemed to have come into force, on September 25, 2022.

  • Marginal note:Order in council

    Footnote *(3) Subsection 307(2) and sections 323 and 336 come into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

    • Return to footnote *[Note: Subsection 307(2) and sections 323 and 336 in force December 18, 2022, see SI/2022-57.]

  • Marginal note:September 12, 2021

    (4) Section 326 comes into force, or is deemed to have come into force, on September 12, 2021.

  • Marginal note:Order in council

    Footnote *(5) Section 328 comes into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

R.S., c. L-2Canada Labour Code

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Marginal note:Subsection 307(2)

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SOR/96-332Employment Insurance Regulations

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Marginal note:Continued application — before September 25, 2022

  •  (1) Subsection 35(6), paragraph 35(7)(g) and section 36 of the former Regulations continue to apply in respect of a claimant’s earnings if, but for this subsection, the earnings would be allocated under subsection 36(9) or (10) of the new Regulations to a number of weeks the first week of which falls within the period beginning on September 26, 2021 and ending on September 24, 2022.

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    (2) The following definitions apply in this section.

    claimant

    claimant has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Employment Insurance Act. (prestataire)

    earnings

    earnings means the earnings referred to in subsections 36(9) and (10) of the new Regulations. (rémunération)

    former Regulations

    former Regulations means the Employment Insurance Regulations as they read immediately before September 25, 2022. (ancien règlement)

    new Regulations

    new Regulations means the Employment Insurance Regulations as they read on September 25, 2022. (nouveau règlement)

Coming into Force

Marginal note:September 26, 2021

  •  (1) Subsections 347(1) and (3), 348(1), 349(1) and (3) and section 350 come into force, or are deemed to have come into force, on September 26, 2021.

  • Marginal note:September 25, 2022

    (2) Subsections 347(2) and (4), 348(2) and 349(2) and (4) come into force, or are deemed to have come into force, on September 25, 2022.

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Marginal note:Non-application

 For greater certainty, subsections 153(3) to (9) of the Employment Insurance Act do not apply in respect of the amendments made by sections 352 to 358.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:September 26, 2021

  •  (1) Subsections 352(1), 353(1) and (3), 354(1) and 355(1) and (3) and sections 356 and 357 come into force, or are deemed to have come into force, on September 26, 2021.

  • Marginal note:September 25, 2022

    (2) Subsections 352(2), 353(2) and (4), 354(2) and 355(2) and (4) and section 358 come into force, or are deemed to have come into force, on September 25, 2022.

DIVISION 362000, c. 9Canada Elections Act

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Marginal note:Election within six months

 Despite subsection 554(1) of the Canada Elections Act, the amendments to that Act made by section 361 apply in an election for which the writ is issued within six months after the day on which this Act receives royal assent.

SCHEDULE 1(Subsection 329(1))

SCHEDULE I(Subsection 12(2))

Table of Weeks of Benefits

Regional Rate of Unemployment
Number of hours of insurable employment in qualifying period6% and underMore than 6% but not more than 7%More than 7% but not more than 8%More than 8% but not more than 9%More than 9% but not more than 10%More than 10% but not more than 11%More than 11% but not more than 12%More than 12% but not more than 13%More than 13% but not more than 14%More than 14% but not more than 15%More than 15% but not more than 16%More than 16%
420–454141414161820222426283032
455–489141414161820222426283032
490–524141415171921232527293133
525–559141415171921232527293133
560–594141416182022242628303234
595–629141416182022242628303234
630–664141517192123252729313335
665–699141517192123252729313335
700–734141618202224262830323436
735–769141618202224262830323436
770–804151719212325272931333537
805–839151719212325272931333537
840–874161820222426283032343638
875–909161820222426283032343638
910–944171921232527293133353739
945–979171921232527293133353739
980–1014182022242628303234363840
1015–1049182022242628303234363840
1050–1084192123252729313335373941
1085–1119192123252729313335373941
1120–1154202224262830323436384042
1155–1189202224262830323436384042
1190–1224212325272931333537394143
1225–1259212325272931333537394143
1260–1294222426283032343638404244
1295–1329222426283032343638404244
1330–1364232527293133353739414345
1365–1399232527293133353739414345
1400–1434242628303234363840424445
1435–1469252729313335373941434545
1470–1504262830323436384042444545
1505–1539272931333537394143454545
1540–1574283032343638404244454545
1575–1609293133353739414345454545
1610–1644303234363840424445454545
1645–1679313335373941434545454545
1680–1714323436384042444545454545
1715–1749333537394143454545454545
1750–1784343638404244454545454545
1785–1819353739414345454545454545
1820–363840424445454545454545

SCHEDULE 2(Subsection 329(2))

SCHEDULE I(Subsection 12(2))

Table of Weeks of Benefits

Regional Rate of Unemployment
Number of hours of insurable employment in qualifying period6% and underMore than 6% but not more than 7%More than 7% but not more than 8%More than 8% but not more than 9%More than 9% but not more than 10%More than 10% but not more than 11%More than 11% but not more than 12%More than 12% but not more than 13%More than 13% but not more than 14%More than 14% but not more than 15%More than 15% but not more than 16%More than 16%
420–45426283032
455–4892426283032
490–524232527293133
525–55921232527293133
560–5942022242628303234
595–629182022242628303234
630–66417192123252729313335
665–6991517192123252729313335
700–734141618202224262830323436
735–769141618202224262830323436
770–804151719212325272931333537
805–839151719212325272931333537
840–874161820222426283032343638
875–909161820222426283032343638
910–944171921232527293133353739
945–979171921232527293133353739
980–1014182022242628303234363840
1015–1049182022242628303234363840
1050–1084192123252729313335373941
1085–1119192123252729313335373941
1120–1154202224262830323436384042
1155–1189202224262830323436384042
1190–1224212325272931333537394143
1225–1259212325272931333537394143
1260–1294222426283032343638404244
1295–1329222426283032343638404244
1330–1364232527293133353739414345
1365–1399232527293133353739414345
1400–1434242628303234363840424445
1435–1469252729313335373941434545
1470–1504262830323436384042444545
1505–1539272931333537394143454545
1540–1574283032343638404244454545
1575–1609293133353739414345454545
1610–1644303234363840424445454545
1645–1679313335373941434545454545
1680–1714323436384042444545454545
1715–1749333537394143454545454545
1750–1784343638404244454545454545
1785–1819353739414345454545454545
1820–363840424445454545454545

SCHEDULE 3(Section 330)

SCHEDULE V(Subsection 12(2.3))

Table of Weeks of Benefits — Seasonal Workers

Regional Unemployment Rate
Number of hours of insurable employment in qualifying period6% and underMore than 6% but not more than 7%More than 7% but not more than 8%More than 8% but not more than 9%More than 9% but not more than 10%More than 10% but not more than 11%More than 11% but not more than 12%More than 12% but not more than 13%More than 13% but not more than 14%More than 14% but not more than 15%More than 15% but not more than 16%More than 16%
420–454191919212325272931333537
455–489191919212325272931333537
490–524191920222426283032343638
525–559191920222426283032343638
560–594191921232527293133353739
595–629191921232527293133353739
630–664192022242628303234363840
665–699192022242628303234363840
700–734192123252729313335373941
735–769192123252729313335373941
770–804202224262830323436384042
805–839202224262830323436384042
840–874212325272931333537394143
875–909212325272931333537394143
910–944222426283032343638404244
945–979222426283032343638404244
980–1014232527293133353739414345
1015–1049232527293133353739414345
1050–1084242628303234363840424445
1085–1119242628303234363840424445
1120–1154252729313335373941434545
1155–1189252729313335373941434545
1190–1224262830323436384042444545
1225–1259262830323436384042444545
1260–1294272931333537394143454545
1295–1329272931333537394143454545
1330–1364283032343638404244454545
1365–1399283032343638404244454545
1400–1434293133353739414345454545
1435–1469303234363840424445454545
1470–1504313335373941434545454545
1505–1539323436384042444545454545
1540–1574333537394143454545454545
1575–1609343638404244454545454545
1610–1644353739414345454545454545
1645–1679363840424445454545454545
1680–1714373941434545454545454545
1715–1749384042444545454545454545
1750–1784394143454545454545454545
1785–1819404244454545454545454545
1820–414345454545454545454545

SCHEDULE VI(Paragraph 12(2.3)(b))Regions for the Purpose of Benefits for Seasonal Workers

Interpretation

  • 1 The definitions in this section apply in this Schedule.

    Census Agglomeration

    Census Agglomeration for the purposes of section 4 means a census agglomeration within the meaning of the Statistics Canada document entitled Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 1996 and for the purposes of sections 5 and 7 means a census agglomeration within the meaning of the Statistics Canada document entitled Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2011. (agglomération de recensement)

    Census Division

    Census Division means a census division within the meaning of the Statistics Canada document entitled Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 1996. (division de recensement)

    Census Metropolitan Area

    Census Metropolitan Area means a census metropolitan area within the meaning of the Statistics Canada document entitled Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 1996. (région métropolitaine de recensement)

    Census Subdivision

    Census Subdivision for the purposes of sections 4 and 6 means a census subdivision within the meaning of the Statistics Canada document entitled Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 1996 and for the purposes of sections 5 and 7 means a census subdivision within the meaning of the Statistics Canada document entitled Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2011. (subdivision de recensement)

Regions

Quebec
    • 2 (1) The region of Gaspésie — Îles-de-la-Madeleine, consisting of Census Division Nos. 1 to 8 and 98.

    • (2) The region of Central Quebec, consisting of

      • (a) those portions of Census Division Nos. 21 and 22 that are not part of the Census Metropolitan Area of Quebec City;

      • (b) those portions of Census Division Nos. 37 and 38 that are not part of the Census Metropolitan Area of Trois-Rivières;

      • (c) those portions of Census Division Nos. 41, 42, 44 and 45 that are not part of the Census Metropolitan Area of Sherbrooke;

      • (d) those portions of Census Division Nos. 52, 60, 75 and 76 that are not part of the Census Metropolitan Area of Montréal;

      • (e) the portion of Census Division No. 82 that is not part of the Census Metropolitan Area of Ottawa — Hull; and

      • (f) Census Division Nos. 31 to 36, 39, 40, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 61, 62, 63, 77, 78, 80 and 90.

    • (3) The region of North Western Quebec, consisting of Census Division Nos. 79, 83 to 89 and 99.

    • (4) The region of Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore, consisting of

      • (a) the portion of Census Division No. 94 that is not part of the Census Metropolitan Area of Chicoutimi — Jonquière; and

      • (b) Census Division Nos. 9 to 18, 28, 91, 92, 93, 95, 96 and 97.

    • (5) The region of Chicoutimi — Jonquière, consisting of the Census Metropolitan Area of Chicoutimi — Jonquière.

Nova Scotia
    • 3 (1) The region of Eastern Nova Scotia, consisting of

      • (a) Census Division Nos. 13 to 18; and

      • (b) the portion of Census Division No. 9 that is not part of the Census Metropolitan Area of Halifax.

    • (2) The region of Western Nova Scotia, consisting of Census Division Nos. 1 to 8, 10, 11 and 12.

New Brunswick
    • 4 (1) The region of Madawaska — Charlotte, consisting of

      • (a) the portion of Census Division No. 2 that is not part of the Census Metropolitan Area of Saint John;

      • (b) Census Division Nos. 11, 12 and 13; and

      • (c) Census Subdivision Nos. 1310004, 1310005, 1310006, 1310007, 1310008, 1310011, 1310012, 1310013, 1310014, 1310016, 1310021, 1310024, 1310025 and 1310054.

    • (2) The region of Restigouche — Albert, consisting of

      • (a) Census Division Nos. 8, 9, 14 and 15;

      • (b) Census Subdivision Nos. 1303014 and 1303018;

      • (c) the portion of Census Division No. 4 that is not part of the Census Metropolitan Area of Saint John;

      • (d) the portion of Census Division No. 6 that is not part of the Census Agglomeration of Moncton;

      • (e) Census Subdivision Nos. 1307001, 1307002, 1307004, 1307005, 1307007, 1307008, 1307009, 1307011, 1307012, 1307013, 1307014, 1307016, 1307024, 1307029 and 1307052; and

      • (f) Census Subdivision Nos. 1310036 and 1310037.

Prince Edward Island
    • 5 (1) The region of Charlottetown, consisting of the Census Agglomeration of Charlottetown.

    • (2) The region of Prince Edward Island, consisting of all Census Subdivisions that are not part of the Census Agglomeration of Charlottetown.

Newfoundland/Labrador
  • 6 The region of Newfoundland/Labrador, consisting of

    • (a) Census Subdivision Nos. 01557 and 01559 and the portion of Census Division No. 1 that is not part of the Census Metropolitan Area of St. John’s; and

    • (b) Census Division Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Yukon
  • 7 The region of Yukon, consisting of all Census Subdivisions that are not part of the Census Agglomeration of Whitehorse.

SCHEDULE 4(Section 358)

SCHEDULE(Paragraphs 8(2)(b) and (7)(b) and 12(5)(a))

Insurable Earnings Entrance Requirement for Fishers

Column 1Column 2
ItemRegional Rate of Unemployment (%)Insurable Earnings ($)
1over 132,500
2more than 12 but not more than 132,700
3more than 11 but not more than 122,900
4more than 10 but not more than 113,200
5more than 9 but not more than 103,400
6more than 8 but not more than 93,600
7more than 7 but not more than 83,800
8more than 6 but not more than 74,000
96 and under4,200

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