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Sex Offender Information Registration Act

Version of section 4 from 2011-04-15 to 2023-01-11:


Marginal note:First obligation to report

  •  (1) A person who is subject to an order shall report to a registration centre referred to in section 7.1 within seven days — or, if they are required to report to a registration centre designated under the National Defence Act, within 15 days — after

    • (a) the order is made, if they are convicted of the offence in connection with which the order is made and

      • (i) they are not given a custodial sentence,

      • (ii) they are ordered to serve a sentence of imprisonment intermittently under subsection 732(1) of the Criminal Code, or

      • (iii) they are the subject of a conditional sentence order made under section 742.1 of the Criminal Code;

    • (b) they receive an absolute or conditional discharge under Part XX.1 of the Criminal Code, if they are found not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder for the offence in connection with which the order is made;

    • (b.1) they receive an absolute or conditional discharge or are released from custody under Division 7 of Part III of the National Defence Act, if they are found not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder for the offence in connection with which the order is made;

    • (b.2) the imprisonment or detention to which they are sentenced for the offence in connection with which the order is made is suspended under section 215 or 216 of the National Defence Act;

    • (c) they are released from custody pending the determination of an appeal relating to the offence in connection with which the order is made; or

    • (d) they are released from custody after serving the custodial portion of a sentence for the offence in connection with which the order is made.

  • Marginal note:First obligation to report

    (2) A person who is subject to an obligation under section 490.019 or 490.02901 of the Criminal Code, section 227.06 of the National Defence Act or section 36.1 of the International Transfer of Offenders Act shall report to a registration centre referred to in section 7.1

    • (a) if they are not in custody on the day on which they become subject to the obligation, within seven days — or, if they are required to report to a registration centre designated under the National Defence Act, within 15 days — after that day; and

    • (b) in any other case, within seven days — or, if they are required to report to a registration centre designated under the National Defence Act, within 15 days — after

      • (i) they receive an absolute or conditional discharge under Part XX.1 of the Criminal Code,

      • (i.1) they receive an absolute or conditional discharge or are released from custody under Division 7 of Part III of the National Defence Act,

      • (i.2) an imprisonment or a detention to which they are sentenced is suspended under section 215 or 216 of the National Defence Act,

      • (ii) they are released from custody pending the determination of an appeal, or

      • (iii) they are released from custody after serving the custodial portion of a sentence.

  • Marginal note:Means of reporting

    (3) If a sex offender is required to report to a registration centre designated under this Act, they shall report in person. If they are required to report to a registration centre designated under the National Defence Act, they shall report in person unless regulations are made under paragraph 227.2(a) of that Act, in which case they shall report in accordance with those regulations.

  • Marginal note:Compliance before leaving Canada

    (4) A sex offender shall not leave Canada before they report under this section.

  • 2004, c. 10, s. 4
  • 2007, c. 5, s. 33
  • 2010, c. 17, s. 30
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