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Canada Pension Plan Regulations

Version of section 18 from 2021-06-23 to 2024-05-01:

  •  (1) In the case of an employer who is operating in Canada and who employs persons in international transportation on a ship that is operated under an agreement with the crew that is entered into in Canada, pensionable employment includes

    • (a) when that ship is engaged on a voyage other than an inland voyage, the employment on the ship of any person who has a place of domicile in Canada; and

    • (b) when that ship is engaged on an inland voyage, all persons employed on the ship.

  • (2) Where an employer operating in Canada employs persons in international transportation on a ship that is not operating under an agreement with the crew, pensionable employment includes all employment on the ship if it is being operated mainly in and near Canada.

  • (3) For the purposes of this section, a person has a place of domicile in Canada if

    • (a) the person is a Canadian citizen; or

    • (b) the person is a permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and has a place in Canada to which they return from time to time as their place of permanent abode.

  • (4) The following definitions apply in this section:

    agreement with the crew

    agreement with the crew means articles of agreement entered into under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. (contrat d’engagement de l’équipage)

    inland voyage

    inland voyage means a voyage on

    • (a) any river, lake or other navigable fresh waters within Canada, including the St. Lawrence River as far seaward as a straight line drawn from Cap-des-Rosiers to West Point, Anticosti Island and from Anticosti Island to the north shore of the St. Lawrence River along a meridian of longitude 63° W.;

    • (b) any part of any lake or river forming part of the inland waters of Canada that lies within the United States;

    • (c) Lake Michigan; or

    • (d) any sheltered waters on the coasts of Canada that are described in Schedule 1 to the Vessel Safety Certificates Regulations. (voyage en eaux internes)

  • 2001, c. 27, s. 273
  • SOR/2013-208, s. 3
  • SOR/2021-135, s. 21

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