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Social Development Canada
Développement social Canada
Your privacy rights
This section explains why
your information is
collected and how it is
used, shared and
protected. It also explains
how you can access your
The personal information you provide is collected under the authority of section 9.4 of the Special Accounts
Appropriation and Control Act (Government of British Columbia), the British Columbia Training and Education Savings
Program Regulation (Government of British Columbia), the Department of Employment and Social Development Act
(Government of Canada), the Canada Education Savings Act (Government of Canada) and the Income Tax Act
(Government of Canada) for the administration of the BCTESG. The SIN is collected under the authority of the Canada
Education Savings Act (Government of Canada) and in accordance with the Treasury Board Secretariat's Directive on
Social Insurance Number. The beneficiary's SIN is the primary identifier used to match a BCTESG application to the
beneficiary information in order to pay the BCTESG.
You are not obligated to provide any personal information. However, refusal to provide personal information will result in
ESDC being unable to pay the BCTESG to the trustee in respect of the RESP beneficiary.
The personal information you provide may be used by and shared between the following parties for the administration of
section 9.4 of the Special Accounts Appropriation and Control Act and the Income Tax Act: the Government of British
Columbia, ESDC, the Canada Revenue Agency, the RESP provider and its agents, the trustee, and between RESP
providers when transferring RESP assets.
Information may be shared with a third party contracted by ESDC for direct mailings. Information may also be used for
policy analysis, research, statistical and/or evaluation purposes. Information may also be disclosed to Statistics Canada
for research and statistical purposes. However, these additional uses will never result in an administrative decision
being made about you.
Once under the control of ESDC, the information is administered in accordance with the Department of Employment
and Social Development Act, the Canada Education Savings Act, the Privacy Act and all other applicable laws.
You have the right to the protection of, and access to, your personal information. The personal information banks ESDC
PPU 506 and ESDC PPU 390 describe the types of information held by ESDC for the administration of the BCTESG by
the Canada Education Savings Program. Instructions for obtaining this information are outlined in the government
publication entitled Info Source, which is available at Canada.ca/infosource-ESDC
. Info Source may also be accessed
online at any Service Canada Centre.
You have the right to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada regarding the institution's handling of
your personal information. Additional information is available at www.priv.gc.ca/en.
These definitions are
provided for your
information only and do
not constitute the legal
definitions. In the event of
a discrepancy, the legal
definitions found in the
Income Tax Act, the
Savings Act and the
British Columbia Special
and Control Act shall
British Columbia Training and Education Savings Grant (BCTESG): $1,200 grant paid into an RESP of an eligible
child born in 2006 or later. It is available to children who are resident of British Columbia with a custodial parent/legal
guardian who is also a resident of British Columbia at the time the application form is submitted to the RESP provider. A
subscriber may be able to apply for the grant in respect of an eligible child no earlier than the beneficiary's 6
and no later than the day before the beneficiary's 9
Custodial parent/legal guardian: Individual, department, agency or institution that has the responsibility of taking care
of the child and the legal right to make decisions affecting the child's interests.
RESP provider (also called promoter): Individual or organization offering an RESP to the public and who will open an
RESP for the subscriber.
Subscriber: Individual or child care agency, who opens an RESP, names one or more beneficiaries and may deposit
money (contributions) into the RESP.
Trustee: Financial organization that invests, administers, and distributes the money in the RESP for the beneficiary.