The registration period begins on the day the ex-offender relocates to Ontario.Under the 2001 Sexual Offenders Act, all those convicted of certain sexual offenses are obliged to notify the police within 7 days their name and address.Sex offender registration does not exist outside of the English-speaking world, however.The United States is the only country with a registry that is publicly accessible; all other countries in the English-speaking world have sex offender registries only accessible by law enforcement.
Canada's National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) came into force on 15 December 2004, with the passing of the Sex Offender Information Registration Act (SOIR Act). Since 2001, the Province of Ontario operates its own sex offender registry concurrently with the federal registry.
The National Register for Sex Offenders was established in terms of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007.
It records the details of anyone convicted of a sexual offence against a child or a mentally disabled person.
They must also notify the police of any changes to this information or if they intend to stay somewhere other than their registered address for more than 7 days (including if they are traveling abroad).
Individuals are subject to these registration requirements for varying durations, based on a sliding scale of the severity of the sentence they received.