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Department of Employment and Social Development Act

Version of section 72 from 2018-06-21 to 2024-05-28:


Marginal note:Electronic manner of filing documents

  •  (1) Unless another manner of filing a document or information is expressly required by a provision of an Act or a regulation, or by a term or condition of a program, the filing of an electronic version of the document or information is to be considered as the filing of a document or information in accordance with the provision or the term or condition.

  • Marginal note:Power to prescribe form or manner of filing

    (2) A provision of an Act or a regulation, or a term or condition of a program, that provides for a power to issue, prescribe or in any other manner establish a form or to establish the manner of filing a document or information includes the power to do so with respect to an electronic document or information.

  • Marginal note:Written documents or information

    (3) A requirement under a provision of an Act or a regulation, or a term or condition of a program, that a document be in writing or information be provided in writing is satisfied by an electronic document or information if the electronic document or information

    • (a) is readable or perceivable so as to be usable for subsequent reference;

    • (b) is in a format that does not prevent it from being retained by the recipient; and

    • (c) meets the prescribed requirements, if any.

  • Marginal note:Signatures

    (4) A requirement under a provision of an Act or a regulation, or a term or condition of a program, to provide a signature is satisfied by an electronic signature if the electronic signature

    • (a) is reliable for the purposes for which it is required;

    • (b) is reliably linked with the electronic document in respect of which the signature is required; and

    • (c) meets the prescribed requirements, if any.

  • Marginal note:Meaning of filing

    (5) In this section, filing includes all manner of transmitting, regardless of how it is designated.

  • 2005, c. 34, s. 72
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 224
  • 2013, c. 40, s. 213
  • 2018, c. 12, s. 281

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