Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 157, Number 9: GOVERNMENT NOTICES

March 4, 2023



Notice of annual fee adjustment

Notice is hereby given that the Minister of Canadian Heritage, pursuant to section 10 and subsection 11(2) of the Department of Canadian Heritage Act and in compliance with sections 16 and 17 of the Service Fees Act, has revised fees for certain services provided by the Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO).

The revised fees as of March 31, 2023, are listed below.

Table 1. Revised fees — Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit
Fee category Fee as of March 31, 2023
Canadian film or video production certificate (Part A) 0.15% of eligible production cost
Certificate of completion (Part B) 0.15% of eligible production cost
Application for both certificates (Parts A and B) 0.30% of eligible production cost (minimum: $215.13)
Amended certificate $322.71
Certified copy $100
Table 2. Revised fees — Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit
Fee category Fee as of March 31, 2023
Accreditation certificate $5,378.63
Amended certificate $1,075.72
Certified copy $100

The application fee for a Canadian film or video production certificate (0.15% of eligible production cost), the application fee for a certificate of completion (0.15% of eligible production cost), and the application fee if both certificates are requested at the same time (0.30% of eligible production cost) are exempt from an annual adjustment. These fees are based on a percentage of a production’s eligible production costs; therefore, they self-adjust for inflation.

The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC) and Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC) certified copy fees ($100) are exempt from the annual fee adjustment, as they are considered “low-materiality fees” as per the Service Fees Act.

Any inquiries or comments about the revised fees can be directed to CAVCO, 1‑888‑433‑2200 (telephone) or (email).



Order 2023-87-03-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Whereas, under subsection 87(5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 Footnote a, the Minister of the Environment has added the substance referred to in the annexed Order to the Domestic Substances List Footnote b;

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment makes the annexed Order 2023-87-03-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List under subsection 87(5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999Footnote a.

Gatineau, February 17, 2023

Steven Guilbeault
Minister of the Environment

Order 2023-87-03-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List


1 Part II of the Non-domestic Substances List Footnote 1 is amended by deleting the following:
19501-9 Alkanoic acid, trialkyl-, mixed polyesters with alkylalkanoic acid and poly(substituted alkyl)alkanepolyol

Coming into Force

2 This Order comes into force on the day on which Order 2023-87-03-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List comes into force.



Guidelines for Canadian drinking water quality — Boron

Pursuant to subsection 55(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Minister of Health hereby gives notice of the final guidelines for Canadian drinking water quality for boron. The technical document for these guidelines is available on the Water Quality website. This document was publicly consulted for 60 days in 2020 and was updated taking into consideration the comments received.

March 4, 2023

Greg Carreau
Director General
Safe Environments Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of Health



A maximum acceptable concentration (MAC) of 5 mg/L (5 000 μg/L) is established for total boron in drinking water based on treatment achievability.

Executive summary

This guideline technical document was prepared in collaboration with the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water (CDW) and assesses all available information on boron.


Boron enters the environment from natural sources, such as seawater spray and the weathering of rocks and soils, as well as from human activities, such as fossil fuel combustion and municipal and industrial wastewater discharge. Boron is also found in pesticides; cosmetics; pharmaceuticals; natural health products; many consumer products, such as swimming pool and spa products; and cleaning products. In water, boron exists primarily as boric acid and borate.

The main source for Canadians’ exposure to boron is food, although consumer products can also contribute significantly to exposure. Exposure through drinking water can contribute up to 16% of total dietary boron exposure. In most Canadian drinking water supplies, boron is below 0.1 mg/L. Higher concentrations of boron (1–8 mg/L) can be found in certain areas of Canada, particularly in groundwater supplies in areas with naturally occurring boron. However, elevated concentrations of boron are likely to occur only in a limited number of drinking water systems in Canada. Intake of boron from drinking water through skin contact or inhalation during showering or bathing is expected to be negligible.

Health effects

Boron is not an essential element, but some studies indicate it may be beneficial to human health. Studies in humans have found possible associations between boron and effects on reproduction and development. However, these studies have a number of design limitations and cannot be used for risk assessment. Adverse effects to the male reproductive system following ingestion of high levels of boron have consistently been observed during studies in animals. This conclusion supports effects seen in human studies. Testicular effects observed in dogs were the most sensitive endpoint and are used to establish the health-based value (HBV) of 0.1 mg/L. The HBV is derived using a conservative approach, intended to be protective against potential reproductive effects.

Treatment and analytical considerations

The guideline development process considers the ability to both measure (quantify) and remove (treat) a contaminant in drinking water. There are several methods available for the analysis of total boron in drinking water at concentrations well below the HBV. Therefore, the ability to measure boron is not a limitation in the establishment of a MAC. Measurement should be of total boron, which includes both the dissolved and particulate forms of boron in a water sample.

Treatment technologies that are available to remove boron from drinking water supplies include reverse osmosis (RO) and ion exchange (IX). However, data from municipal-scale treatment plants indicate that a treated water concentration of 0.1 mg/L is not achievable for most systems. Assessment of the data indicates that a treated water concentration of less than 5 mg/L is achievable using RO or IX (with boron selective resin [BSR]) treatment systems of varying complexity that are designed and operated for boron removal. This achievability offers drinking water treatment providers flexibility in the type of RO or IX processes that can be used to achieve the MAC, including systems with higher boron concentrations (≥ 5 mg/L) in their source water. A concentration of 5 mg/L in treated water is also achievable for small drinking water systems using less complex technologies (single-pass RO system designed for boron removal) that may be more practical where resources are limited.

Although options for residential-scale treatment technologies that are effective for the removal of boron are limited, RO and distillation treatment units are expected to be capable of removing boron to 5 mg/L or less in treated water.

Since treatment technology achievability is a limiting factor in establishing a guideline for boron in drinking water, Health Canada and the CDW will continue to monitor new developments in treatment technologies to revise and update the guideline and the guideline technical document as required.

Distribution system

Where boron is present in source water, utilities should determine if boron must be included in their distribution system management plan. Although information on the presence of boron in distribution systems has not been reported in the literature, utilities that have aluminum or iron oxide deposits in the distribution system may need to confirm that the accumulation and release of boron (along with other metals such as manganese, arsenic and uranium) is not occurring.

Application of the guideline

Note: Specific guidance related to the implementation of drinking water guidelines should be obtained from the appropriate drinking water authority.

All water utilities should implement a risk management approach, such as the source-to-tap or water safety plan approach, to ensure water safety. These approaches require a system assessment to characterize the source water and describe the existing barriers that prevent or reduce contamination. The appropriate control measures an operational monitoring are then established, and operational/management protocols are instituted (e.g. standard operating procedures, corrective actions and incident responses). Compliance monitoring is determined and other protocols to validate the water safety plan are implemented (e.g. record keeping, consumer satisfaction). Operator training is also required to ensure the effectiveness of the water safety plan at all times.

The HBV is derived using a conservative approach, intended to be protective against potential reproductive effects. The guideline is risk managed to take into consideration the treatment challenges of achieving a lower MAC than that proposed, in particular the limited resources and options available to small drinking water systems and private well owners.

Efforts should be made to reduce boron in drinking water to levels lower than 5 mg/L where possible. Lower concentrations can be achieved by some drinking water treatment systems depending on the source water quality, the type of treatment technology in place and the operational conditions of the treatment plant.

An exceedance of the MAC should be investigated and followed by the appropriate corrective actions, if required. For exceedances in source water where there is no treatment in place, additional monitoring to confirm the exceedance should be conducted. If it is confirmed that source water boron concentrations are above the MAC, then an investigation to determine the most appropriate way to reduce exposure to boron should be conducted. Measures may include use of an alternate water supply or installation of treatment. Where treatment is already in place and an exceedance occurs, an investigation should be conducted to verify treatment and determine if adjustments are needed to lower the treated water concentration below the MAC.




List of repeals

Notice is hereby given that in the notice bearing the above-mentioned title published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 157, No. 7, Saturday, February 18, 2023, on page 426, the following paragraph contained an error in the French version and should have been written as follows:

Avis est donné, conformément à l’article 4 de la Loi sur l’abrogation des lois, chapitre 20 des Lois du Canada (2008), que les dispositions ci-après ont été abrogées le 31 décembre 2022 par l’effet de l’article 3 de cette loi.


Public release of the initial environmental assessment for the modernization of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement

In accordance with the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals, Global Affairs Canada is committed to conducting environmental assessments for all trade and investment negotiations using a process that requires interdepartmental coordination and public consultation. The objectives of the environmental assessment of a trade agreement are

The Government of Canada is committed to sustainable development. Mutually supportive trade and environmental policies can contribute to this objective. To this end, the Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development has directed trade officials to seek information and otherwise improve their understanding of the relationship between trade and environmental issues at the earliest stages of decision-making, and to do this through an open and inclusive process. Environmental assessments of trade negotiations are critical to this work.

The Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) entered into force in August 2017. While it is a comprehensive agreement from a trade-in-goods perspective, it does not contain chapters on services and investment. Under the terms of CUFTA, Canada and Ukraine committed to reviewing the Agreement within two years of its entry into force, with a view to expanding it. In July 2019, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that both Parties had agreed to move forward with modernization. The Government of Canada undertook public consultations in February and in March 2020, and a mandate to proceed with modernization was approved by the Cabinet in November 2020. On March 20, 2021, the Government of Canada published the Notice of intent to conduct impact assessments of the modernization of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement. Following delays due to COVID-19, Minister Mary Ng and Ukraine’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Yulia Svyrydenko, launched CUFTA modernization negotiations on January 27, 2022. While progress was subsequently paused as a result of the Russian invasion on February 24, ministers agreed to resume and expedite modernization in May 2022. In addition to adding services and investment, the Parties are seeking to expand the Agreement to include new chapters and provisions on inclusive trade, labour and environment, among others.

On March 3, 2023, the Government of Canada published the Initial Environmental Assessment for CUFTA Modernization. All interested parties are invited to submit their comments on the initial environmental assessment by April 3, 2023.

Prior to ratification of the final modernized free trade agreement (FTA), a final environmental assessment will be undertaken to assess the potential impacts of the negotiated outcome on the environment in Canada and beyond.

The Government of Canada is seeking the views of underrepresented groups in trade, such as women, Indigenous peoples, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as industry stakeholders, non-governmental organizations, and all interested Canadian citizens.

Should you prefer to provide your comments directly to Global Affairs Canada, either as an individual or on behalf of an organization, or for any questions concerning this consultation, please send them to

Alternatively, comments can also be sent to

Canada-Ukraine Trade Consultations
Global Affairs Canada
Trade Negotiations Division
John G. Diefenbaker Building
111 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 1J1

Please read the privacy notice statement carefully prior to sending a submission. When providing your personal opinion, please refrain from including the personal information of other individuals.


Summary of the initial gender-based analysis plus on the modernization of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement negotiations

In July 2019, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a commitment to expand and modernize the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA). Public consultations on the potential modernization of CUFTA were held from February 15 to March 16, 2020, followed by a notice of intent to conduct impact assessments, including a gender-based analysis plus (GBA+), in March 2021.

On January 27, 2022, Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, Mary Ng, and Ukraine’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Yulia Svyrydenko, officially launched negotiations towards the modernization of CUFTA. The Government of Canada is committed to the advancement of an inclusive approach to trade. This approach seeks to ensure that the benefits and opportunities resulting from FTAs are more widely shared, including among underrepresented groups in Canada’s economy and trade, such as women, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and Indigenous peoples. In this regard, the government has committed to conduct a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative chapter-by-chapter GBA+ process to inform CUFTA modernization negotiations through an examination of gender and other diversity considerations. The GBA+ aims to provide a better understanding of the potential effects and opportunities of a modernized CUFTA on all people in Canada—workers, producers, business owners, entrepreneurs, and, where possible, consumers. In this regard, the GBA+ will also help Canadian officials in negotiations with Ukraine identify opportunities for Canada to pursue new gender-responsive and inclusive trade provisions. For more information on GBA+ application to trade negotiations, please see the Global Affairs Canada webpage.

On March 3, 2023, Canada released a summary of the initial GBA+ report conducted on the modernization negotiations of CUFTA. This summary is being published in order to seek stakeholder feedback on the potential differentiated effects of a modernized CUFTA on men and women in Canada, and on any other gender diverse people, with SMEs and Indigenous peoples as priority considerations.

Global Affairs Canada welcomes stakeholder feedback on this summary of the initial GBA+ report. The deadline for submission is April 3, 2023.
Please read the privacy notice statement carefully prior to sending a submission. When providing your opinion, we ask that you refrain from including the personal information of other individuals.

Comments can be sent to

Canada-Ukraine FTA Consultations
Global Affairs Canada
111 Sussex Drive
John G. Diefenbaker Building
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 1J1



Schedules I, II and III

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to subsections 14(3) and 14.1(3) of the Bank Act that Schedules I, II and III, as amended, were as shown below as at December 31, 2022.


(Section 14)

As at December 31, 2022
Name of Bank Head Office
B2B Bank Ontario
Bank of Montreal Quebec
Bank of Nova Scotia (The) Ontario
Bridgewater Bank Alberta
Caisse populaire acadienne ltée New Brunswick
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Ontario
Canadian Tire Bank Ontario
Canadian Western Bank Alberta
Coast Capital Savings Federal Credit Union British Columbia
Concentra Bank Saskatchewan
CS Alterna Bank Ontario
Digital Commerce Bank Alberta
Equitable Bank Ontario
Exchange Bank of Canada Ontario
Fairstone Bank of Canada Ontario
First Nations Bank of Canada Saskatchewan
General Bank of Canada Alberta
Haventree Bank Ontario
Home Bank Ontario
HomeEquity Bank Ontario
Laurentian Bank of Canada Quebec
Manulife Bank of Canada Ontario
Motus Bank Ontario
National Bank of Canada Quebec
Peoples Bank of Canada British Columbia
President’s Choice Bank Ontario
RFA Bank of Canada Ontario
Rogers Bank Ontario
Royal Bank of Canada Quebec
Tangerine Bank Ontario
Toronto-Dominion Bank (The) Ontario
Vancity Community Investment Bank British Columbia
VersaBank Ontario
Wealth One Bank of Canada Ontario


(Section 14)

As at December 31, 2022
Name of Bank Head Office
Amex Bank of Canada Ontario
Bank of China (Canada) Ontario
Cidel Bank Canada Ontario
Citco Bank Canada Ontario
Citibank Canada Ontario
CTBC Bank Corp. (Canada) British Columbia
Habib Canadian Bank Ontario
HSBC Bank Canada British Columbia
ICICI Bank Canada Ontario
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Canada) Ontario
J.P. Morgan Bank Canada Ontario
KEB Hana Bank Canada Ontario
SBI Canada Bank Ontario
Shinhan Bank Canada Ontario
UBS Bank (Canada) Ontario


(Section 14.1)

As at December 31, 2022
Name of Authorized Foreign Bank (FB) Name under which FB is permitted to carry on business in Canada Type of Foreign Bank Branch (FBB) table 6 note * Principal Office
Bank of America, National Association Bank of America, National Association Full-service Ontario
Bank of China Limited Bank of China, Toronto Branch Full-service Ontario
Bank of New York Mellon (The) Bank of New York Mellon (The) Full-service Ontario
Barclays Bank PLC Barclays Bank PLC, Canada Branch Full-service Ontario
BNP Paribas BNP Paribas Full-service Quebec
Capital One, National Association Capital One Bank (Canada Branch) Full-service Ontario
China Construction Bank China Construction Bank Toronto Branch Full-service Ontario
Citibank, N.A. Citibank, N.A. Full-service Ontario
Comerica Bank Comerica Bank Full-service Ontario
Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A. Rabobank Canada Full-service Ontario
Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Canada Branch) Lending Quebec
Credit Suisse AG Credit Suisse AG, Toronto Branch Lending Ontario
Deutsche Bank AG Deutsche Bank AG Full-service Ontario
Fifth Third Bank, National Association Fifth Third Bank, National Association Full-service Ontario
First Commercial Bank First Commercial Bank Full-service British Columbia
JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Full-service Ontario
M&T Bank M&T Bank Full-service Ontario
Maple Bank GmbH Maple Bank Full-service Ontario
Mega International Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. Mega International Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. Full-service Ontario
Mizuho Bank, Ltd. Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Canada Branch Full-service Ontario
MUFG Bank, Ltd. MUFG Bank, Ltd., Canada Branch Full-service Ontario
Natixis Natixis Canada Branch Lending Quebec
Northern Trust Company (The) Northern Trust Company, Canada Branch (The) Full-service Ontario
PNC Bank, National Association PNC Bank Canada Branch Full-service Ontario
Silicon Valley Bank Silicon Valley Bank Lending Ontario
Société Générale Société Générale (Canada Branch) Full-service Quebec
State Street Bank and Trust Company State Street Full-service Ontario
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Canada Branch Full-service Ontario
U.S. Bank National Association U.S. Bank National Association Full-service Ontario
United Overseas Bank Limited United Overseas Bank Limited Full-service British Columbia
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, Canadian Branch Full-service Ontario

Table 6 note(s)

Table 6 note *

An FBB, whose order is subject to the restrictions and requirements referred to in subsection 524(2) of the Bank Act, is referred to as a "lending" branch.

Return to table 6 note * referrer

February 27, 2023

Peter Routledge
Superintendent of Financial Institutions


Appointment opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

We are equally committed to providing a healthy workplace that supports one’s dignity, self-esteem and the ability to work to one’s full potential. With this in mind, all appointees will be expected to take steps to promote and maintain a healthy, respectful and harassment-free work environment.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions.

Current opportunities

The following opportunities for appointments to Governor in Council positions are currently open for applications. Every opportunity is open for a minimum of two weeks from the date of posting on the Governor in Council appointments website.

Governor in Council appointment opportunities
Position Organization Closing date
Director Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada  
Director Atomic Energy of Canada Limited  
Director Bank of Canada  
Chairperson Business Development Bank of Canada  
Director Business Development Bank of Canada  
Director Canada Council for the Arts  
Director Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation  
Director Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology  
President Canada Lands Company Limited  
Director Canada Post Corporation  
Director Canada Revenue Agency  
Chairperson Canadian Air Transport Security Authority  
Chief Executive Officer Canadian Air Transport Security Authority  
Director Canadian Broadcasting Corporation  
Director Canadian Commercial Corporation  
Member Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board  
Director Canadian Energy Regulator  
Chief Commissioner Canadian Human Rights Commission  
Pay Equity Commissioner Canadian Human Rights Commission  
Member Canadian Human Rights Tribunal  
Member Canadian Institutes of Health Research  
President Canadian Institutes of Health Research  
Member Canadian International Trade Tribunal  
Secretary Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat  
Trustee Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21  
Permanent Member Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission  
President Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission  
Member Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  
Member Canadian Statistics Advisory Council  
Chairperson Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board  
Member Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board  
Member Canadian Transportation Agency  
Chairperson Export Development Canada  
Director Export Development Canada  
Director First Nations Financial Management Board  
Commissioner First Nations Tax Commission  
Deputy Administrator Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods  
Member Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada  
Commissioner International Commission on the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas  
President International Development Research Centre  
Commissioner International Joint Commission  
Director Invest in Canada Hub  
Chairperson Military Grievances External Review Committee  
Vice-Chairperson Military Grievances External Review Committee  
Commissioner National Battlefields Commission  
Chairperson National Capital Commission  
Member National Capital Commission  
Member National Farm Products Council  
Vice-Chairperson National Farm Products Council  
Director National Gallery of Canada  
Member Net-Zero Advisory Body  
Canadian Representative North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization  
Canadian Representative North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission  
Public Sector Integrity Commissioner Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner  
Member Pacific Pilotage Authority  
Member Patented Medicine Prices Review Board  
Commissioner Public Service Commission  
Member Royal Canadian Mounted Police Management Advisory Board  
Principal Royal Military College of Canada  
Deputy Administrator Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund  
Executive Director Telefilm Canada  
Chief Executive Officer VIA Rail Canada Inc.  
Chief Executive Officer Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority