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

Act current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2014-02-06. Previous Versions

Federal Skilled Workers

Marginal note:Application made before February 27, 2008
  •  (1) An application by a foreign national for a permanent resident visa as a member of the prescribed class of federal skilled workers that was made before February 27, 2008 is terminated if, before March 29, 2012, it has not been established by an officer, in accordance with the regulations, whether the applicant meets the selection criteria and other requirements applicable to that class.

  • Marginal note:Application

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to an application in respect of which a superior court has made a final determination unless the determination is made on or after March 29, 2012.

  • Marginal note:Effect

    (3) The fact that an application is terminated under subsection (1) does not constitute a decision not to issue a permanent resident visa.

  • Marginal note:Fees returned

    (4) Any fees paid to the Minister in respect of the application referred to in subsection (1) — including for the acquisition of permanent resident status — must be returned, without interest, to the person who paid them. The amounts payable may be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

  • Marginal note:No recourse or indemnity

    (5) No person has a right of recourse or indemnity against Her Majesty in connection with an application that is terminated under subsection (1).

  • 2012, c. 19, s. 707.

Loans

Marginal note:Loans
  •  (1) The Minister of Finance may, from time to time, advance to the Minister out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, up to the maximum amount that is prescribed, sums that the Minister may require in order to make loans for the purposes of this Act.

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (2) The regulations may provide for any matter relating to the application of this section, and may include provisions respecting classes of persons to whom, and the purposes for which, the loans may be made.

Fees

Marginal note:Regulations
  •  (1) The regulations may govern fees for services provided in the administration of this Act, and cases in which fees may be waived by the Minister or otherwise, individually or by class.

  • Marginal note:User Fees Act

    (1.1) The User Fees Act does not apply to a fee for the provision of services in relation to a request for an opinion provided by the Department of Employment and Social Development with respect to an application for a work permit.

  • Marginal note:User Fees Act

    (1.2) The User Fees Act does not apply to a fee for the provision of services in relation to the processing of an application for a temporary resident visa, work permit, study permit or extension of an authorization to remain in Canada as a temporary resident.

  • Marginal note:User Fees Act

    (2) The User Fees Act does not apply to a fee for the provision of services in relation to an application referred to in subsection 11(1.01).

  • Marginal note:User Fees Act

    (3) The User Fees Act does not apply to a fee for the provision of services in relation to the collection, use and disclosure of biometric information and for the provision of related services.

  • 2001, c. 27, s. 89;
  • 2012, c. 17, s. 30, c. 31, ss. 312, 313;
  • 2013, c. 33, s. 162, c. 40, s. 237.