Canada Industrial Relations Board Regulations, 2012
Return to footnote aL.C. 1998, c. 26, s. 3
November 23, 2001
1 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.
affidavit means a written statement confirmed by oath or a solemn declaration. (affidavit)
application includes any application, complaint, question or dispute as defined in section 3 of the Code made or referred to the Board in writing under the Code. (demande)
Code means the Canada Labour Code. (Code)
complaint includes any complaint filed in writing with the Board under subsection 97(1), 110(3) or 133(1) of the Code. (plainte)
day means a calendar day. (jour)
intervenor means a person whose request to intervene made under section 12.1 has been granted. (intervenant)
party means any applicant, respondent and intervenor. (partie)
person includes an employer, an employers’ organization, a trade union, a council of trade unions, an employee or a group of employees. (personne)
Registrar means an employee of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada whom the Board has authorized in writing to act on its behalf. (greffier)
reply means the document by which the applicant replies in writing to a response and that is the final step in the application process. (réplique)
response means the document by which a respondent responds in writing to an application. (réponse)
- Returning Officer
Returning Officer means an individual appointed by the Board to conduct a representation vote. (directeur du scrutin)
- SOR/2011-109, s. 1
- SOR/2014-243, s. 1
2 (1) Only the Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson, or another member of the Board may sign an order or a decision of the Board, although a Registrar is authorized to sign the decisions referred to in section 3.
(2) [Repealed, SOR/2011-109, s. 2]
- SOR/2011-109, s. 2
3 In addition to processing any matters on behalf of the Board, a Registrar may make binding decisions on uncontested applications on behalf of the Board in respect of
(a) amendments to certification orders made pursuant to section 18 of the Code, incidental to a change of a party’s name;
(b) applications for certification pursuant to section 24 of the Code;
(c) successor rights, privileges and duties under section 43 of the Code;
(d) change of the name incidental to successor employer applications pursuant to sections 44 to 46 of the Code; and
(e) withdrawal of any complaint or application prior to its referral by the Chairperson to a panel.
PART 2Rules Applicable to Proceedings
Commencement of Proceedings
4 A proceeding before the Board is initiated by filing a document in writing in accordance with these Regulations.
- SOR/2012-305, s. 2
5 In any proceeding before the Board, the use of the forms provided by the Board is encouraged but not essential.
- SOR/2012-305, s. 2
Signatures and Authorizations
(a) if it is filed by a trade union, a council of trade unions or an employers’ organization, it shall be signed by the president or secretary or two other officers or by any individual authorized by the trade union, the council of trade unions or employers’ organization;
(b) if it is filed by an employer, it shall be signed by the employer or by the general manager or chief executive officer or by any individual authorized by the employer; and
(c) if it is filed by an employee, it shall be signed by the employee or by any individual authorized by the employee.
(2) For the purpose of subsection (1), the Board may require that an authorization be given in writing and filed with the Board.
Filing and Service of Documents
7 (1) If an application, response, reply, request to intervene or other document is required to be filed with the Board or served on any person, it must be filed or served on the person, the person’s legal counsel or the person’s representative
(2) For the purpose of subsection (1), address for service means
(a) in the case of the Board, the address of an office of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada that is identified as a Board office; and
(b) in the case of any other person, the person’s address as it appears in any notice issued by the Board in that proceeding, or if no address appears, the latest known address of the person.
(3) A document that is transmitted by fax must include the following information:
- SOR/2011-109, s. 3(F)
- SOR/2012-305, ss. 3, 26
- SOR/2014-243, s. 2
Date of Filing
8 The date of filing of an application, response, reply, request to intervene or any other document with the Board is
(a) if the document is sent by registered mail, the date it is mailed; and
(b) in any other case, the date the document is received by the Board.
Computation of time
9 If the time limit for the completion of any task or the filing of any document expires or falls on a Saturday or a holiday, as defined in subsection 35(1) of the Interpretation Act, it is extended to the next day after that.
- SOR/2012-305, s. 4
10 An application filed with the Board, other than an application to which any of sections 12.1, 33, 34, 36, 37, 40 to 43 and 45 apply, must include the following information:
(a) the name, postal and email addresses and telephone and fax numbers of the applicant and of their legal counsel or representative, if applicable;
(b) the name, postal and email addresses and telephone and fax numbers of the respondent;
(c) reference to the provision of the Code under which the application is being made;
(d) full particulars of the facts, of relevant dates and of grounds for the application;
(e) a copy of supporting documents;
(f) the date and description of any order or decision of the Board relating to the application;
(g) whether a hearing is being requested, and if so, the reasons for the request; and
(h) a description of the order or decision sought.
- SOR/2011-109, s. 4
- SOR/2012-305, s. 26
Notices of Application
11 (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Board shall, on receipt of an application and to the extent possible, give notice of the application in writing to a person whose rights may be directly affected by the application.
(2) If the rights of employees could be affected by an application, the Board may, in writing, require an employer or a trade union to do one or both of the following:
(a) immediately post any notices of the application that are provided by the Board, for the reasonable period that it prescribes, in places where those notices are most likely to come to the attention of the employees who may be affected by the application; and
(b) notify the employees who may be affected by the application by any other means set by the Board that ensures that they receive effective notice of the application.
(3) An employer or a trade union, as the case may be, must provide written confirmation to the Board that it has complied with any requirement prescribed in subsection (2).
(4) The date on which the employees are deemed to have received notice of the application is the earliest of
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