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:Visitors and permit holders
  •  (1) Any of the following persons who were in Canada immediately before the coming into force of this section are temporary residents under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and are subject to its provisions:

    • (a) a visitor under the former Act; and

    • (b) a person issued a permit under section 37 of the former Act.

  • Marginal note:Permits

    (2) A permit issued by the Minister under section 37 of the former Act is deemed to be a temporary resident permit referred to in section 24 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Marginal note:Examination

 Any of the following persons who were in Canada immediately before the coming into force of this section are deemed to have been authorized under section 23 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to enter Canada:

  • (a) a person in respect of whom an examination remains incomplete and whose examination was adjourned and referred to another immigration officer for completion under subsection 12(3) of the former Act;

  • (b) a person in respect of whom an examination remains incomplete and whose examination was deferred under paragraph 13(1)(a) of the former Act;

  • (c) a person in respect of whom an examination remains incomplete and who was authorized to come into Canada for further examination under paragraph 14(2)(b) of the former Act;

  • (d) a person in respect of whom an examination remains incomplete and who was authorized to come into Canada for further examination under paragraph 23(1)(b) of the former Act; and

  • (e) a person who has made a claim to be a Convention refugee in respect of which a determination of eligibility was not made before the coming into force of this section.

Marginal note:Performance bonds and security deposits

 A performance bond posted or security deposited under the former Act that remains posted or deposited immediately before the coming into force of this section continues as a deposit or a guarantee under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and is governed by its provisions.

Marginal note:Seizures

 A thing seized under the former Act continues to be seized on the coming into force of this section, and the seizure is governed by the provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Marginal note:Debts

 Any debt under subsection 118(3) of the former Act continues as a debt on the coming into force of this section and is governed by the provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

DIVISION 4Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program

Marginal note:Applications for protection abroad

 With the exception of subsection 140.3(1) of these Regulations, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act applies to an applicant described in section 7 of the former Regulations or section 4 of the Humanitarian Designated Classes Regulations, who made an application for admission under the former Act if the application is pending on the day on which this section comes into force and no visa has been issued to the applicant.

  • SOR/2012-225, s. 10.
Marginal note:Family member

 An applicant described in section 7 of the former Regulations or section 4 of the Humanitarian Designated Classes Regulations who made an application for admission under the former Act that has not been refused may add to their application at any time prior to their departure for Canada a person included in the definition family member in subsection 1(3).

Marginal note:Sponsorship agreements

 A sponsorship agreement with the Minister made under the former Act and former Regulations does not cease to have effect for the sole reason of section 152 coming into force.

Marginal note:Sponsors
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a sponsor who made an undertaking within the meaning of paragraph (b) of the definition undertaking in subsection 2(1) of the former Regulations, or of the definition undertaking in subsection 1(1) of the Humanitarian Designated Classes Regulations, and in respect of whom an immigration officer was satisfied that the requirements of paragraph 7.1(2)(d) or 5(2)(d) of those Regulations, respectively, were met is deemed to be a sponsor whose application has been approved by an officer under section 154.

  • Marginal note:Additional persons sponsored

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a sponsor who requests that a person be added to their undertaking.

  • Marginal note:Ineligibility to sponsor

    (3) Subsection (1) does not apply to a sponsor who is ineligible to be a party to a sponsorship under section 156.

DIVISION 5Refugee Protection

Marginal note:Refugee protection

 Refugee protection is conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act on a person who

  • (a) has been determined in Canada before the coming into force of this section to be a Convention refugee and

    • (i) no determination was made to vacate that determination, or

    • (ii) no determination was made that the person ceased to be a Convention refugee;

  • (b) as an applicant or an accompanying dependant was granted landing before the coming into force of this section after being issued a visa under

    • (i) section 7 of the former Regulations, or

    • (ii) section 4 of the Humanitarian Designated Classes Regulations; or

  • (c) was determined to be a member of the post-determination refugee claimants in Canada class before the coming into force of this section and was granted landing under section 11.4 of the former Regulations or who becomes a permanent resident under subsection 21(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Marginal note:Rejection of a claim for refugee protection

 A determination made in Canada before the coming into force of this section that a person is not a Convention refugee is deemed to be a claim for refugee protection rejected by the Board.

Marginal note:Ineligibility

 A determination made before the coming into force of this section that a person is not eligible to have their Convention refugee claim determined by the Convention Refugee Determination Division is deemed to be a determination that the claim is ineligible to be referred to the Refugee Protection Division.

Marginal note:Withdrawal and abandonment

 A claim to be a Convention refugee that was withdrawn or declared to be abandoned before the coming into force of this section is deemed to be a claim determined to be withdrawn or abandoned under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Marginal note:Eligibility

 A claim made in Canada to be a Convention refugee in respect of which a determination of eligibility was not made before the coming into force of this section is deemed to be a claim for refugee protection made in Canada that is received on the day on which this section comes into force.

Marginal note:Redetermination of eligibility

 Subject to section 191 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, a claim of a person who was determined eligible before the coming into force of this section to have a claim to be a Convention refugee determined by the Convention Refugee Determination Division, and in respect of which no determination was made by that Division, is a claim that

Marginal note:Cessation of refugee protection

 A determination made in Canada before the coming into force of this section that a person has ceased to be a Convention refugee is deemed to be a determination by the Board that refugee protection has ceased.

Marginal note:Vacation

 A decision made in Canada before the coming into force of this section to approve an application to reconsider and vacate a determination that a person is a Convention refugee is deemed to be a determination by the Board to vacate a decision to allow a claim for refugee protection.

Marginal note:Post-determination refugee claimants in Canada class
  •  (1) An application for landing as a member of the post-determination refugee claimants in Canada class in respect of which no determination of whether the applicant is a member of that class was made before the coming into force of this section is an application for protection under sections 112 to 114 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and those sections apply to the application.

  • Marginal note:Notification re additional submissions

    (2) Before a decision is made on the application, the applicant shall be notified that they may make additional submissions in support of their application.

  • Marginal note:Decision

    (3) A decision on the application shall not be made until 30 days after notification is given to the applicant.

  • Marginal note:Giving notification

    (4) Notification is given

    • (a) when it is given by hand to the applicant; or

    • (b) if it is sent by mail, seven days after the day on which it was sent to the applicant at the last address provided by them to the Department.

  • Marginal note:Stay of removal

    (5) For greater certainty, the execution of a removal order made under the former Act against an applicant referred to in subsection (1) is stayed, and the stay is effective until the earliest of the applicable events described in section 232 occurs.

  • SOR/2004-167, s. 76.
 
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