First Nations Land Registry Regulations
P.C. 2007-1637 2007-10-25
Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, pursuant to subsection 25(3) of the First Nations Land Management ActFootnote a, hereby makes the annexed First Nations Land Registry Regulations.
Return to footnote aS.C. 1999, c. 24
1 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.
Act means the First Nations Land Management Act. (Loi)
applicant means a person who submits an application for registration or recording. (demandeur)
First Nations Land Registry
First Nations Land Registry means the office referred to in section 2. (bureau d’enregistrement)
general abstract, in respect of a reserve, means an electronic abstract of registered interests — or, in Quebec, registered rights — and recorded documents that affect all lands on the reserve. (répertoire général)
official plan means a graphical description of boundaries of land prepared from field notes of a survey confirmed under section 29 of the Canada Lands Surveys Act. (plan officiel)
répertoire de lot
parcel abstract means an electronic abstract of registered interests — or, in Quebec, registered rights — and recorded documents that affect an individual parcel of first nation lands. (répertoire de lot)
Register means the First Nations Land Register established by the Minister under subsection 25(1) of the Act. (registre)
Registrar means the officer in the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development responsible for the management of the First Nations Land Registry. (registraire)
registration plan means a graphical description of the boundaries of land shown on the plan made by the Surveyor General under section 31 of the Canada Lands Surveys Act. (plan d’enregistrement)
textual description means a metes and bounds description of first nation lands or any other description of first nation lands that does not refer exclusively to one or more complete parcels on a registration plan or official plan. (description textuelle)
- SOR/2008-263, s. 1.
Operation of Registry
Marginal note:Registry location
2 The Register shall be maintained in an office located in the National Capital Region to be known as the First Nations Land Registry.
Marginal note:Office hours
Marginal note:Electronic registration or recording
(2) Despite subsection (1), a document may be transmitted for registration or recording in accordance with section 12 at any time.
Marginal note:Limitation on activities
4 Neither the Registrar nor any employee of the First Nations Land Registry shall express an opinion about any interest, right or licence in first nation land, including whether
(a) a document submitted for registration or recording is validly made; or
(b) a document has been registered, as opposed to having been recorded.
- SOR/2008-263, s. 2.
Marginal note:Examination of Register
5 Any person may, during the hours referred to in subsection 3(1), inspect at the First Nations Land Registry the electronic image of any document that is registered or recorded in the Register.
6 On request, the Registrar shall provide a copy or certified copy of a document registered or recorded in the Register.
Marginal note:Registrar’s certificate
7 On request, the Registrar shall issue a certificate indicating all the interests registered — or, in Quebec, all the rights registered — and other documents recorded on the abstract of a specified parcel of first nation land.
- SOR/2008-263, s. 3.
8 The following abstracts shall be included in the Register:
(a) for each reserve of a first nation, a general abstract; and
(b) for each parcel of first nation land, a parcel abstract.
9 The Registrar shall not create a parcel abstract unless the parcel abstract refers exclusively to a lot described on an official plan or registration plan.
Application to Register or Record Documents
Marginal note:Application to register or record
(a) in person, by submitting the document and a completed application for registration or recording to the Registrar at the address set out in section 11;
(b) by mailing the document and a completed application for registration or recording to the Registrar at the address set out in section 11; or
(c) electronically, in the manner set out in section 12.
(2) An application for registration or recording shall contain the following information in relation to the document submitted for registration or recording:
(a) the names of all parties to the document;
(b) the name and address of the person who completed the application;
(c) the type of document;
(d) if applicable, the date the document was executed — or, in Quebec, signed according to all the required formalities for its validity — or, if there is more than one date indicated, the most recent date;
(e) the province where the land is located;
(f) the name of the first nation, the name of the reserve and the lot number, if any, associated with the land;
(g) the land description;
(h) a list of any supporting documents accompanying the document submitted for registration or recording; and
(i) if two or more documents that are to be registered or recorded are submitted together by mail, directions regarding the order to be respected in registering or recording each document relative to each other.
- SOR/2008-263, s. 4.
Marginal note:Submission by mail or in person
11 A document to be registered or recorded and a completed application for registration or recording may be mailed or delivered in person to the Registrar at
- First Nations Land Registry
- 10 Wellington Street
- Gatineau, Quebec
- K1A 0H4
Marginal note:Electronic transmission
Marginal note:File format
(2) A document transmitted electronically to the Registrar must be in the form of one or more images contained in a single file, scanned from the original document at a resolution of at least 200 dpi, in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format or tagged image file (.tif) format.
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