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Department of Employment and Social Development Act (S.C. 2005, c. 34)

Act current to 2023-01-25 and last amended on 2022-12-05. Previous Versions

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  • — 2012, c. 19, s. 251

    • Definitions

      251 The following definitions apply in sections 252 to 270.

      board of referees

      board of referees means a board of referees established under Part VI of the Employment Insurance Act, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 247. (conseil arbitral)

      Pension Appeals Board

      Pension Appeals Board means the Pension Appeals Board established under section 83 of the Canada Pension Plan, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 229. (Commission d’appel des pensions)

      Review Tribunal

      Review Tribunal means a Review Tribunal established under section 82 of the Canada Pension Plan, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 229. (tribunal de révision)

      Social Security Tribunal

      Social Security Tribunal means the Social Security Tribunal established under section 44 of the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Act. (Tribunal de la sécurité sociale)

      umpire

      umpire means an umpire appointed under Part VI of the Employment Insurance Act, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 247. (juge-arbitre)

  • — 2012, c. 19, s. 252

    • Information

      252 The Pension Appeals Board, a Review Tribunal, a board of referees or an umpire must transfer to the Social Security Tribunal any information under their control that either relates to an application of which that Tribunal is seized or that the Governor in Council has, by regulation, prescribed.

  • — 2012, c. 19, s. 261

    • Request for reconsideration
      • 261 (1) If no decision has been made before April 1, 2013, in respect of a request made under subsection 84(2) of the Canada Pension Plan, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 229, it is deemed to be an application made on April 1, 2013 under section 66 of the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Act and is deemed to relate to a decision made, as the case may be, by

        • (a) the General Division of the Social Security Tribunal, in the case of a decision made by a Review Tribunal; or

        • (b) the Appeal Division of the Social Security Tribunal, in the case of a decision made by the Pension Appeals Board.

      • Deeming

        (2) An application made under section 66 of the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Act after March 31, 2013 is deemed to relate to a decision made, as the case may be, by

        • (a) the General Division of the Social Security Tribunal, in the case of a decision made by a Review Tribunal; or

        • (b) the Appeal Division of the Social Security Tribunal, in the case of a decision made by the Pension Appeals Board.

  • — 2012, c. 19, s. 269

    • Request for reconsideration
      • 269 (1) If no decision has been made before April 1, 2013 in respect of a request made under section 120 of the Employment Insurance Act as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 247, it is deemed to be an application made on April 1, 2013 under section 66 of the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Act and is deemed to relate to a decision made, as the case may be, by

        • (a) the General Division of the Social Security Tribunal, in the case of a decision made by a board of referees; or

        • (b) the Appeal Division of the Social Security Tribunal, in the case of a decision made by an umpire.

      • Deeming

        (2) An application made under section 66 of the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Act after March 31, 2013 is deemed to relate to a decision made, as the case may be, by

        • (a) the General Division of the Social Security Tribunal, in the case of a decision made by a board of referees; or

        • (b) the Appeal Division of the Social Security Tribunal, in the case of a decision made by an umpire.

  • — 2013, c. 40, s. 217

    • Deputy Minister and Associate Deputy Minister
      • 217 (1) Any person who holds the office of Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development or of Associate Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development immediately before the day on which this section comes into force is deemed to hold the office of Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development or of Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development, respectively, as of that day.

      • Deputy Minister of Labour

        (2) Any person who holds the office of Deputy Minister of Labour immediately before the day on which this section comes into force is deemed to have been designated Deputy Minister of Labour under subsection 4(3) of the Department of Employment and Social Development Act, as enacted by section 209 of this Act, as of that day.

  • — 2013, c. 40, s. 218

    • Positions

      218 Nothing in this Act is to be construed as affecting the status of an employee who, immediately before the coming into force of this section, occupied a position in the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development except that the employee, on the coming into force of this section, occupies their position in the Department of Employment and Social Development under the authority of the Minister of Employment and Social Development.

  • — 2013, c. 40, s. 219

    • Transfer of appropriations

      219 Any amount appropriated by an Act of Parliament for the fiscal year in which this section comes into force to defray the charges and expenses of the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development that is unexpended is deemed to have been appropriated to defray the charges and expenses of the Department of Employment and Social Development.

  • — 2013, c. 40, s. 220

    • Transfer of powers, duties and functions

      220 If, under any Act of Parliament, any instrument made under an Act of Parliament or any order, contract, lease, licence or other document, any power, duty or function is vested in or may be exercised or performed by the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, that power, duty or function is vested in or may be exercised or performed by the Minister of Employment and Social Development, the Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development or the appropriate officer of the Department of Employment and Social Development, as the case may be.

  • — 2021, c. 23, s. 238

    • Definitions

      238 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)

  • — 2021, c. 23, s. 239

    • Clarification — immediate application

      239 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.

  • — 2021, c. 23, s. 240

    • Time limit for appeals — summary dismissal
      • 240 (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.

      • 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.

      • Federal Court

        (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).

      • 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.

  • — 2021, c. 23, s. 241

    • Applications under section 66 of former Act
      • 241 (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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • — 2021, c. 23, s. 242

    • Applications for leave to appeal — Income Security Section
      • 242 (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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • — 2021, c. 23, s. 243

    • Interpretation of consequential amendment to Federal Courts Act

      243 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.

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