Canada Pension Plan Regulations
18 (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 Certificates Regulations. (voyage en eaux internes)
- 2001, c. 27, s. 273
- SOR/2013-208, s. 3
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