Right of Permanent Residence Fees Remission Order (2012)

SI/2012-20

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION ACT

Registration 2012-04-11

Right of Permanent Residence Fees Remission Order (2012)

P.C. 2012-358 2012-03-29

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, considering that it is in the public interest to do so, on the recommendation of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and the Treasury Board, pursuant to subsection 23(2.1)Footnote a of the Financial Administration ActFootnote b, hereby makes the annexed Right of Permanent Residence Fees Remission Order (2012).

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in this Order.

Canadian mission worker

Canadian mission worker means a citizen of Afghanistan who directly supported the Canadian mission in Kandahar province, either

  • (a) as an employee or independent contractor of a department or agency of the federal public administration; or

  • (b) as an employee or independent contractor of a person or entity that has entered into a contract with a department or agency of the federal public administration. (travailleur de la mission canadienne)

common-law partner

common-law partner has the same meaning as in subsection 1(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. (conjoint de fait)

JRC

JRC means the Joint Referral Committee, established by the federal public administration and composed of senior officials of the federal public administration. (CMR)

spouse

spouse means a person who is considered to be a spouse under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. (époux)

Remission

 Remission is granted, to persons who meet the conditions set out in section 3 and to their spouses or common-law partners, of the fees paid or payable under subsection 303(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations for the acquisition of permanent resident status.

Conditions

 The remission is granted on the condition that

  • (a) the person

    • (i) was a Canadian mission worker in Kandahar province for at least 12 months, consecutive or not, and

    • (ii) at any point between October 9, 2007 and July 31, 2011, served in Kandahar province as an interpreter, cultural advisor or other professional;

  • (b) on or before September 12, 2011, a form provided by the federal public administration had been submitted to the JRC in accordance with the Temporary Public Policy Concerning Certain Local Staff in Direct Support of the Canadian Mission in Kandahar as of October 9, 2009 but the form was not referred to the Department of Citizenship and Immigration;

  • (c) the person has received a positive recommendation from a member of the Canadian Forces or an official of the federal public administration;

  • (d) at the request of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, the person provides any additional evidence or information that is required to demonstrate that they meet the conditions of this Order; and

  • (e) the Department of Citizenship and Immigration assessed the person in accordance with the Temporary Public Policy Concerning Certain Local Staff Who Provided Direct Support to the Canadian Mission in Kandahar as of February 2012 and approved the person’s application for permanent residence in Canada.

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