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

Act current to 2017-11-06 and last amended on 2017-10-18. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Permanent resident
  •  (1) A person loses permanent resident status

    • (a) when they become a Canadian citizen;

    • (b) on a final determination of a decision made outside of Canada that they have failed to comply with the residency obligation under section 28;

    • (c) when a removal order made against them comes into force;

    • (c.1) on a final determination under subsection 108(2) that their refugee protection has ceased for any of the reasons described in paragraphs 108(1)(a) to (d);

    • (d) on a final determination under section 109 to vacate a decision to allow their claim for refugee protection or a final determination to vacate a decision to allow their application for protection; or

    • (e) on approval by an officer of their application to renounce their permanent resident status.

  • Marginal note:Effect of renunciation

    (1.1) A person who loses their permanent resident status under paragraph (1)(e) becomes a temporary resident for a period of six months unless they make their application to renounce their permanent resident status at a port of entry or are not physically present in Canada on the day on which their application is approved.

  • Marginal note:Effect of ceasing to be citizen

    (2) A person becomes a permanent resident if he or she ceases to be a citizen under

    • (a) paragraph 10(1)(a) of the Citizenship Act, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 8 of the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, other than in the circumstances set out in subsection 10(2) of the Citizenship Act, as it read immediately before that coming into force;

    • (b) subsection 10(1) of the Citizenship Act, other than in the circumstances set out in section 10.2 of that Act; or

    • (c) subsection 10.1(3) of the Citizenship Act, other than in the circumstances set out in section 10.2 of that Act.

  • 2001, c. 27, s. 46;
  • 2012, c. 17, s. 19;
  • 2013, c. 16, s. 20;
  • 2014, c. 22, s. 43;
  • 2017, c. 14, s. 26.
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