Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/2002-227)

Regulations are current to 2017-12-11 and last amended on 2017-12-08. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Travel document

 A fee of $50 is payable for processing an application for a travel document issued under subsection 31(3) of the Act.

Services in Relation to the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Biometric Information

Marginal note:Fee — $85
  •  (1) A fee of $85 is payable for the provision of services in relation to the collection of biometric information under Division 2.1 of Part 1 in respect of an application for a temporary resident visa, a study permit or a work permit and to the use and disclosure of that information and for the provision of services related to those services.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) The following persons are not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) a properly accredited diplomat, consular officer, representative or official of a country other than Canada, of the United Nations or any of its agencies or of any intergovernmental organization of which Canada is a member, the members of the suite of such a person and the family members of such a person;

    • (b) a member of the armed forces of a country that is a designated state for the purposes of the Visiting Forces Act, including a person who has been designated as a civilian component of that visiting force under paragraph 4(c) of that Act, and their family members;

    • (c) a person who is seeking to enter Canada

      • (i) for the purpose of attending a meeting hosted by the Government of Canada, an organization of the United Nations or the Organization of American States, as a participant,

      • (ii) for the purpose of attending a meeting as a representative of the Organization of American States or the Caribbean Development Bank, or

      • (iii) for the purpose of attending a meeting hosted by the Government of Canada, an organization of the United Nations or the Organization of American States, at the invitation of the Government of Canada;

    • (d) a person who is seeking to enter Canada as a competitor, coach, judge, team official, medical staff member or member of a national or international sports organizing body participating in the Pan-American Games, when held in Canada, or as a performer participating in a festival associated with any of those Games;

    • (e) a person who is seeking to enter Canada for a period of less than 48 hours and is

      • (i) travelling by transporter’s vehicle to a destination other than Canada, or

      • (ii) transiting through or stopping over in Canada for refuelling or for the continuation of their journey in another transporter’s vehicle;

    • (f) if the application is an application for a study permit or a work permit,

      • (i) the family members of a person in Canada who has made a refugee claim that has not yet been determined by the Refugee Protection Division,

      • (ii) the family members of a person in Canada on whom refugee protection has been conferred, and

      • (iii) the family members of a person who is a member of the Convention refugees abroad class or a member of a humanitarian-protected persons abroad class; and

    • (g) a person whose work in Canada would create or maintain reciprocal employment for Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada in other countries and who is a family member of an officer of a foreign government sent, under an exchange agreement between Canada and one or more countries, to take up duties with a federal or provincial agency.

  • Marginal note:Maximum fee

    (3) The total amount of fees payable under subsection (1) is

    • (a) in relation to an application for a temporary resident visa, $170, if the applicant and their family members submit their application at the same time and place; and

    • (b) in relation to an application for a work permit, $255, if the applicants are a group of three or more persons, consisting of performing artists and their staff, who submit their applications at the same time and place.

  • SOR/2013-73, s. 4.

Services in Relation to an Assessment from the Department of Employment and Social Development

[2013, c. 40, s. 237; SOR/2015-147, s.1]
Marginal note:Fee — $1,000
  •  (1) A fee of $1,000 is payable for the provision of services in relation to an assessment from the Department of Employment and Social Development that is requested by an employer or group of employers under subsection 203(2) for each offer of employment in respect of which the request is made.

  • Marginal note:Payment

    (2) The fee must be paid at the time the request is made.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions — agricultural work

    (3) No fee is payable if the request is made in respect of an offer of employment that relates to

    • (a) work to be performed under an international agreement between Canada and one or more countries concerning seasonal agricultural workers; or

    • (b) any other work in the primary agriculture sector.

  • Marginal note:Primary agriculture sector

    (4) For the purposes of paragraph (3)(b), work in the primary agriculture sector means, subject to subsection (5), work that is performed within the boundaries of a farm, nursery or greenhouse and involves

    • (a) the operation of agricultural machinery;

    • (b) the boarding, care, breeding, sanitation or other handling of animals, other than fish, for the purpose of obtaining animal products for market, or activities relating to the collection, handling and assessment of those products; or

    • (c) the planting, care, harvesting or preparation of crops, trees, sod or other plants for market.

  • Marginal note:Exclusions

    (5) Work in the primary agriculture sector does not include work involving

    • (a) the activities of agronomists or agricultural economists;

    • (b) landscape architecture;

    • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2014-169, s. 1]

    • (d) the preparation of vegetable fibres for textile use;

    • (e) activities related to commercial hunting and trapping; or

    • (f) veterinary activities.

  • Marginal note:Exception — care for medical needs

    (6) No fee is payable if

    • (a) the request is made in respect of an offer of employment that relates to work performed in a private household providing care to a person who is incapable of caring for themselves without assistance due to a physical or mental condition and who has a medical certificate from a medical practitioner entitled to practice medicine under the laws of a province, attesting to their incapacity; and

    • (b) the employer is the person receiving care or is

      • (i) that person’s spouse or common-law partner,

      • (ii) that person’s relative,

      • (iii) the child or grandchild of that person’s spouse or common-law partner,

      • (iv) any person legally authorized to act on behalf of that person such as a guardian, a tutor, a curator or a person acting under a power of attorney or protective mandate, or

      • (v) any person living with that person.

  • Marginal note:Exception — care for children

    (7) No fee is payable if the request is made in respect of an offer of employment that relates to work performed in a private household providing care to children under 13 years of age, by an employer who meets the following conditions:

    • (a) the employer lives with the child; and

    • (b) the total annual gross income of the employer and, if applicable, of their spouse or common-law partner, living in the same private household does not exceed $150,000 for the taxation year ending before the date of the request.

  • 2013, c. 40, s. 237;
  • SOR/2013-149, s. 1;
  • SOR/2014-169, s. 1;
  • SOR/2015-147, s. 1;
  • SOR/2017-279, s. 1.

PART 19.1Information Sharing Between Countries

DIVISION 1Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America for the Sharing of Visa and Immigration Information

Marginal note:Interpretation

 The definitions in this section apply in this Division.

Agreement

Accord

Agreement means the Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America for the Sharing of Visa and Immigration Information, signed on December 13, 2012. (Accord)

national of a third country

ressortissant d’un pays tiers

national of a third country means a foreign national other than a national, citizen or permanent resident of the United States. (ressortissant d’un pays tiers)

parties

parties

parties means the parties to the Agreement, namely the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States. (parties)

query

requête

query means a request that triggers an electronic search process requiring minimal human intervention. (requête)

  • SOR/2014-6, s. 1.
 
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