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

Act current to 2014-10-15 and last amended on 2014-06-19. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Consideration of application

 Consideration of an application for protection shall be as follows:

  • (a) an applicant whose claim to refugee protection has been rejected may present only new evidence that arose after the rejection or was not reasonably available, or that the applicant could not reasonably have been expected in the circumstances to have presented, at the time of the rejection;

  • (b) a hearing may be held if the Minister, on the basis of prescribed factors, is of the opinion that a hearing is required;

  • (c) in the case of an applicant not described in subsection 112(3), consideration shall be on the basis of sections 96 to 98;

  • (d) in the case of an applicant described in subsection 112(3) — other than one described in subparagraph (e)(i) or (ii) — consideration shall be on the basis of the factors set out in section 97 and

    • (i) in the case of an applicant for protection who is inadmissible on grounds of serious criminality, whether they are a danger to the public in Canada, or

    • (ii) in the case of any other applicant, whether the application should be refused because of the nature and severity of acts committed by the applicant or because of the danger that the applicant constitutes to the security of Canada; and

  • (e) in the case of the following applicants, consideration shall be on the basis of sections 96 to 98 and subparagraph (d)(i) or (ii), as the case may be:

    • (i) an applicant who is determined to be inadmissible on grounds of serious criminality with respect to a conviction in Canada punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 10 years for which a term of imprisonment of less than two years — or no term of imprisonment — was imposed, and

    • (ii) an applicant who is determined to be inadmissible on grounds of serious criminality with respect to a conviction of an offence outside Canada that, if committed in Canada, would constitute an offence under an Act of Parliament punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 10 years, unless they are found to be a person referred to in section F of Article 1 of the Refugee Convention.

  • 2001, c. 27, s. 113;
  • 2012, c. 17, s. 39.
Marginal note:Effect of decision
  •  (1) A decision to allow the application for protection has

    • (a) in the case of an applicant not described in subsection 112(3), the effect of conferring refugee protection; and

    • (b) in the case of an applicant described in subsection 112(3), the effect of staying the removal order with respect to a country or place in respect of which the applicant was determined to be in need of protection.

  • Marginal note:Cancellation of stay

    (2) If the Minister is of the opinion that the circumstances surrounding a stay of the enforcement of a removal order have changed, the Minister may re-examine, in accordance with paragraph 113(d) and the regulations, the grounds on which the application was allowed and may cancel the stay.

  • Marginal note:Vacation of determination

    (3) If the Minister is of the opinion that a decision to allow an application for protection was obtained as a result of directly or indirectly misrepresenting or withholding material facts on a relevant matter, the Minister may vacate the decision.

  • Marginal note:Effect of vacation

    (4) If a decision is vacated under subsection (3), it is nullified and the application for protection is deemed to have been rejected.