Annex 2 State*Yes
Signature Date24-SEP-1996
Ratification Date18-DEC-1998

Monitoring Facilities

LocationTypeTreaty CodeStatus
Iqaluit, NunavutAuxiliary Seismic StationAS012Certified
Dease Lake, B.C.Auxiliary Seismic StationAS013Certified
Sadowa, Ont.Auxiliary Seismic StationAS014Certified
Bella Bella, B.C.Auxiliary Seismic StationAS015Certified
Resolute, NunavutAuxiliary Seismic StationAS016Certified
Inuvik, N.W.T.Auxiliary Seismic StationAS017Certified
Queen Charlotte Islands, B.C.Hydroacoustic StationHA02Certified
Lac du Bonnet, Man.Infrasound StationIS10Certified
Lac du Bonnet, Man.Primary Seismic StationPS08Certified
Yellowknife, N.W.T.Primary Seismic StationPS09Certified
Schefferville, QuebecPrimary Seismic StationPS10Certified
Health Canada Ottawa, OntRadionuclide LaboratoryRL05Certified
SidneyRadionuclide StationRN14Certified
Resolute, NURadionuclide StationRN15Certified
Yellowknife, N.W.T.Radionuclide StationRN16Certified
Yellowknife, N.W.T.Noble Gas SystemCertified
St. John's N.L.Radionuclide StationRN17Certified
St. John's N.L.Noble Gas SystemCertified

Additional Information

Facility Agreement: In force (19 October 1998, articles 6, 8, and 9 on 1 March 2000).
Canada was the first State to conclude a facility agreement, see CTBTO press release.

Workshops and seminars hosted (selection):

  • Technical Training Programme for Seismic Station Operators, in April/June, August, November/December 2001, May 2002 and October/November 2002
  • Evaluation Workshop, April 2001, Vancouver

Featured stations:


"I wish to reiterate the view that the most important variable in a state’s decision to ratify the CTBT remains political will. I urge leaders and eminent experts in states that have yet to ratify the Treaty to apply their knowledge, experience and influence to ensure that the necessary resources are dedicated to completing the ratification and implementation process."
Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon at the 2009 Article XIV Conference in New York - full statement (PDF)

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