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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

Version of section 7 from 2006-03-22 to 2018-06-04:

Marginal note:Temporary resident

  •  (1) A foreign national may not enter Canada to remain on a temporary basis without first obtaining a temporary resident visa.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a foreign national who

    • (a) is exempted under Division 5 of Part 9 from the requirement to have a temporary resident visa;

    • (b) holds a temporary resident permit issued under subsection 24(1) of the Act; or

    • (c) is authorized under the Act or these Regulations to re-enter Canada to remain in Canada.

  • Marginal note:When certificat d’acceptation du Québec required

    (3) In addition to any visa required under this section, a foreign national who is seeking to enter and remain in Canada on a temporary basis to receive medical treatment in the Province of Quebec must hold a certificat d’acceptation du Québec if the laws of that Province require the foreign national to hold that document.

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