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Investment Canada Regulations

Version of section 3.1 from 2015-04-24 to 2017-09-20:

  •  (1) In this section, non-Canadian refers to

    • (a) a non-Canadian, other than a WTO investor, if the Canadian business that is the subject of the investment is controlled by an investor, other than a WTO investor, immediately prior to the implementation of the investment;

    • (b) a non-Canadian if the Canadian business that is the subject of the investment is a cultural business as defined in subsection 14.1(6) of the Act; or

    • (c) a state-owned enterprise.

  • (1.1) For the purposes of section 14 and subsection 14.1(1.1) of the Act, if a non-Canadian acquires control of a Canadian business by acquiring only the assets that are used in carrying on the Canadian business or by acquiring only control of an entity that is carrying on the Canadian business, the value of the assets is the value of the aggregate of all assets acquired, or of all assets of the entity, as shown in the audited financial statements of the entity carrying on the business for its fiscal year immediately preceding the implementation of the investment.

  • (2) For the purposes of section 14 and subsection 14.1(1.1) of the Act, if a non-Canadian acquires control of a Canadian business by acquiring control of an entity carrying on the Canadian business and also, directly or indirectly, acquires control of one or more other entities in Canada, the value of the assets is the value of the aggregate of all assets shown in the audited financial statements consolidated for all the entities for their fiscal year immediately preceding the implementation of the investment.

  • (3) For the purposes of section 14 and subsection 14.1(1.1) of the Act, if a non-Canadian acquires control of a Canadian business by acquiring control, directly or indirectly, of a corporation incorporated outside Canada that controls, directly or indirectly, an entity in Canada that is carrying on a Canadian business, the value of the assets of all entities, both inside and outside Canada, whose control is acquired, directly or indirectly, is the value of the aggregate of all assets shown in the audited financial statements consolidated for all the entities for their fiscal year immediately preceding the implementation of the investment.

  • (4) If the consolidated financial statements of the entities referred to in subsection (2) or (3) are not available, the value of the assets for the purposes of section 14 and subsection 14.1(1.1) of the Act is the value of the aggregate of the assets of all the entities as shown in the audited financial statements of each entity for its fiscal year immediately preceding the implementation of the investment, excluding

    • (a) any amount shown to represent an ownership interest in any other entity the control of which is acquired, directly or indirectly; and

    • (b) any amount representing duplication arising from transactions between any entities the control of which is acquired, directly or indirectly.

  • (5) For the purposes of this section, where an individual or entity does not ordinarily prepare financial statements for audit or where financial statements for its fiscal year immediately preceding the implementation of the investment have not been audited, unaudited statements may be used.

  • (6) Where the first fiscal year of an entity has not been completed immediately preceding the implementation of the investment, a reference in this section to fiscal year shall mean the fiscal period that ends immediately preceding the implementation.

  • (7) The value of the assets calculated under this section shall be expressed in Canadian dollars.

  • (8) Any conversion into Canadian dollars that is required to calculate the value of the assets under this section shall be based on the noon exchange rate quoted by the Bank of Canada on the last day of the period covered by the financial statements referred to in this section.

  • SOR/93-604, s. 4
  • SOR/95-25, s. 4
  • SOR/2015-64, s. 4
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