Deputy Minister directions – COVID-19

Deputy Minister of Community Services

Business Corporations Act change of statutory timelines

We've changed the statutory timelines for business corporations to meet their legal and reporting requirements under the Business Corporations Act. April 1, 2021, is the new deadline to file annual or other periodic reports due during any time between January 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021, in the corporate registries.   

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Cooperative Associations Act change of statutory timelines

We've changed the statutory timelines for cooperative associations to meet their legal and reporting requirements under the Cooperative Associations Act. We've set a new deadline of April 1, 2021, for filings due in the corporate registries between January 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021.   

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Partnership and Business Names Act change of statutory timelines

We've changed the statutory timeline under the Partnership and Business Names Act. We've set a new deadline of April 1, 2021, for filing of the annual or other periodic reports due during any time between January 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, in the corporate registries, and for name renewals that were due between January 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021. 

Unincorporated businesses, such as those owned by sole proprietors (businesses) and partnerships, must renew their business names every 3 years. We've updated the statutory timeline under the Partnership and Business Names Act as names that were due for renewal since March 17, 2020, have not expired.

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Societies Act change of statutory timelines

On May 6, 2020, the legislated deadlines for certain required reports by societies were extended, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As new reporting challenges have come to light, further changes were made on December 8, 2020, so that societies can meet their legal and reporting requirements regarding interim financial statements and annual report filings under societies legislation.

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Deputy Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources

Oil and Gas Drilling and Production Regulation extension of statutory timelines

We've extended the statutory requirement for Chance Oil and Gas Limited to inspect its suspended wells by August 31, 2020, to a new deadline of September 25, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Oil and Gas Geoscience and Exploration Regulations extension of statutory timelines

We've extended the July 22, 2020, statutory deadline for Chance Oil and Gas Limited to provide a final report for its geological operation to a new deadline of September 25, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A final report is required within 12 months of completing or terminating a geological operation or within 12 months of the estimated date of completion.

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Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services

Extension of statutory timelines under sections 16 and 17 of Child and Family Services Act

This is an extension of statutory timelines under sections 16 and 17 of Child and Family Services Act. It ensures that youth who currently receive supports or services from Family and Children’s Services continue to do so during the pandemic 

Under section 16, support services that would end or which have already ended between March 27, 2020, and the date of this extension order are extended to the end of the state of emergency, plus 90 days.

Under section 17, transitional support services that would end or which have already ended between March 27, 2020, and the date of this extension order are extended to the end of the state of emergency, plus 90 days.

Read the Child and Family Services Act extension of statutory timelines.