Licenses Issued by the Canadian National Authority - Schedule 1 Chemicals

Do you need a Licence from the Canadian National Authority?

Under the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act, it is illegal for any person to produce, use, acquire or possess a Schedule 1 chemical, except as authorized by the Canadian National Authority, usually through a licence. The Canadian National Authority is mandated to issue, amend, renew, suspend or cancel licences. The section below contains guidance on how to apply for a licence.

Personnel Screening Forms
Application

Personnel Screening Forms

Instructions for the completion of consent and verification forms in support of an application for a license to produce, use, acquire or possess Schedule 1 Chemicals.

  1. The following forms are to be obtained and the relevant sections completed by:
    1. License Applicants (pursuant to Section 4.1.(a) of the Schedule 1 Chemicals Regulations);
    2. Individuals responsible for facilities (pursuant to Section 4.1.(b) ) of the Schedule 1 Chemicals Regulations); and
    3. Individuals who would have access to Schedule 1 chemicals in carrying out the activities requested in the license application (pursuant to Section 4.1.(c) of the Schedule 1 Chemicals Regulations).
    Personnel Screening, Consent and Authorization Form
    SectionApplicantFacility (*)Other (**)
    A (administrative information)NoNoNo
    B (biographical information)YesYesYes
    C (consent and verification)Parts 1 and 2Parts 1 and 2Parts 1 and 2
    D (review)NoNoNo
    E (approval)NoNoNo
    Security Clearance Form
    SectionApplicantFacility (*)Other (**)
    A (administrative information)NoNoNo
    B (biographical information)YesYesYes
    C (security screening)YesYesYes
    D (marital status)NoNoNo
    E (immediate relatives)NoNoNo
    F (criminal convictions)YesYesYes
    G (naturalized / dual citizenship)YesYesYes
    H (residence)NoNoNo
    I (employment)Yes (5 years only)NoNo
    J (foreign employment)Yes (5 years only)NoNo
    K (travel)NoNoNo
    L (foreign assets)NoNoNo
    M (character references in Canada)NoNoNo
    N (education)YesNoNo
    O (military service)NoNoNo
    P (certification)YesYesYes

    (*) Individual responsible for the facility

    (**) Individuals who would have access to Schedule 1 Chemicals

  2. Forms are to be mailed, together with the application, to:

    National coordinator, Canadian National Authority to the Chemical Weapons Convention (IDA)
    Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
    A-3, Lester B. Pearson Building
    125 Sussex Drive
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 0G2

There are no specific application forms. The application is a simple letter that should contain the information indicated below.

Application

  1. Applicant

    Applicant's full name:
    Aliases, if any:
    Addresses for the last five years:

    Citizenship:
    Date of birth:
    Place of birth:
    Relevant education:

    Telephone Number:
    Facsimile number:
    E-Mail:

    Work history:

    Name of the entity that person works for:

    Address of the entity:

    Copy of birth certificate attached:

  2. Individual Responsible for Facility

    Name:
    Address:
    Position:

    Telephone Number:
    Facsimile number:
    E-Mail:

    Citizenship:
    Date of birth:
    Place of birth:
    Name of the entity that person works for:

    Address of the entity:

  3. All Individuals who would have Access to the Schedule 1 Chemical(s)

    Name:
    Citizenship:
    Date of Birth:
    Place of Birth:
    Position:
    Business address:

    Telephone Number:
    Facsimile number:
    E-Mail:

    Name:
    Citizenship:
    Date of Birth:
    Place of Birth:
    Position:
    Business address:

    Telephone Number:
    Facsimile number:
    E-Mail:

    Name:
    Citizenship:
    Date of Birth:
    Place of Birth:
    Position:
    Business address:

    Telephone Number:
    Facsimile number:
    E-Mail:

  4. Facility Address

    Address of Facility

    Address of building:

    Address of lab or room:

  5. Chemical Information - General

    Description of the activities to be carried out:

    Purpose of each activity:

  6.  
    For each Schedule 1 Chemical that is to be authorized by the licence
    Agent CodeIUPAC NameCAS NumberQuantity held in a calendar year
        
        
    Chemical Production
    Agent CodeIUPAC NameCAS NumberQuantity held in a calendar year
        
        
    Production method to be employed:
    Schedule 1 ChemicalProduction Method
      
      
    Precursor Information for each Schedule 1 Chemical to be Produced (if applicable)
    Schedule 1 ChemicalScheduled PrecursorCAS NumberQuantity
        
        
  7. Detailed Technical Description of the Facility
  8. Term
  9. Consent

    Consent of the applicant, person responsible and those individuals who will have access to the Schedule 1 chemical(s) to share and verify the information required -

    Signature of Applicant

    Date