Under the Sex Offender Information Registration Act (SOIRA), anyone in Canada who is convicted, or found NCRMD, of a designated offence is eligible to be placed on the NSOR.
For this to occur, once an offender is convicted of a designated offence, the Crown prosecutor must make a formal request to the court for a Form 52 Sex Offender Registration Order which places the offender on the registry and mandates their compliance with the SOIRA. The court may refuse the order if it is determined that registration would be grossly disproportionate to public interest (SOIRA, 2004).
The SOIRA contains a provision which allows for the retrospective inclusion of offenders.
Following the initial registration, registrants are required to report in person between the 11th and 12th month of the last reporting period (SOIRA, 2004).
Lifetime reporting is required for offences with a maximum penalty of a life sentence or when an individual is subject to more than one order (SOIRA, 2004).
Additionally information on victim and offence characteristics such as the offence location, the victim's sex, age and relation to the offender are also included on the NSOR (SOIRA, 2004).