Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (S.C. 2001, c. 27)

Act current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2015-07-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Dismissal
  •  (1) The Immigration Appeal Division shall dismiss an appeal if it does not allow the appeal or stay the removal order, if any.

  • Marginal note:Minister’s Appeal

    (2) In the case of an appeal by the Minister respecting a permanent resident or a protected person, other than a person referred to in subsection 64(1), if the Immigration Appeal Division is satisfied that, taking into account the best interests of a child directly affected by the decision, sufficient humanitarian and compassionate considerations warrant special relief in light of all the circumstances of the case, it may make and may stay the applicable removal order, or dismiss the appeal, despite being satisfied of a matter set out in paragraph 67(1)(a) or (b).

  • Marginal note:Removal order

    (3) If the Immigration Appeal Division dismisses an appeal made under subsection 63(4) and the permanent resident is in Canada, it shall make a removal order.

Marginal note:Decision binding
  •  (1) An officer, in examining a permanent resident or a foreign national, is bound by the decision of the Immigration Appeal Division to allow an appeal in respect of the permanent resident or foreign national.

  • Marginal note:Examination suspended

    (2) If the Minister makes an application for leave to commence an application for judicial review of a decision of the Immigration Appeal Division with respect to a permanent resident or a foreign national, an examination of the permanent resident or the foreign national under this Act is suspended until the final determination of the application.

  • 2001, c. 27, s. 70;
  • 2015, c. 3, s. 111(E).
Marginal note:Reopening appeal

 The Immigration Appeal Division, on application by a foreign national who has not left Canada under a removal order, may reopen an appeal if it is satisfied that it failed to observe a principle of natural justice.

Division 8Judicial Review

Marginal note:Application for judicial review
  •  (1) Judicial review by the Federal Court with respect to any matter — a decision, determination or order made, a measure taken or a question raised — under this Act is, subject to section 86.1, commenced by making an application for leave to the Court.

  • Marginal note:Application

    (2) The following provisions govern an application under subsection (1):

    • (a) the application may not be made until any right of appeal that may be provided by this Act is exhausted;

    • (b) subject to paragraph 169(f), notice of the application shall be served on the other party and the application shall be filed in the Registry of the Federal Court (“the Court”) within 15 days, in the case of a matter arising in Canada, or within 60 days, in the case of a matter arising outside Canada, after the day on which the applicant is notified of or otherwise becomes aware of the matter;

    • (c) a judge of the Court may, for special reasons, allow an extended time for filing and serving the application or notice;

    • (d) a judge of the Court shall dispose of the application without delay and in a summary way and, unless a judge of the Court directs otherwise, without personal appearance; and

    • (e) no appeal lies from the decision of the Court with respect to the application or with respect to an interlocutory judgment.

  • 2001, c. 27, s. 72;
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 194;
  • 2015, c. 20, s. 52.