Remission Order in Respect of Fees Paid by Certain Foreign Nationals for the Processing of Applications for Temporary Resident Permits, Work Permits and Restorations of Temporary Resident Status

SI/2017-35

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION ACT

Registration 2017-07-12

Remission Order in Respect of Fees Paid by Certain Foreign Nationals for the Processing of Applications for Temporary Resident Permits, Work Permits and Restorations of Temporary Resident Status

P.C. 2017-797 2017-06-20

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, makes the annexed Remission Order in Respect of Fees Paid by Certain Foreign Nationals for the Processing of Applications for Temporary Resident Permits, Work Permits and Restorations of Temporary Resident Status.

Remission

 Remission is granted to any foreign national who meets the conditions set out in section 2 of the fees paid under subsection 298(1), 299(1) or 306(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations for the processing of an application for, respectively,

  • (a) a temporary resident permit issued under subsection 24(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;

  • (b) a work permit referred to in paragraph 208(b) of those Regulations; or

  • (c) the restoration of their temporary resident status under section 182 of those Regulations.

Conditions

 The conditions are that

  • (a) the foreign national applied for a work permit referred to in subparagraph 205(c)(ii) of those Regulations that was, between September 1, 2014, and March 15, 2016, refused on the basis of a determination that most of their coursework was completed via distance learning, which refusal was made without taking into account the entirety of their program of study, including transfer credits;

  • (b) the foreign national applied for a temporary resident permit that was refused in the period that began on the day on which the application for their work permit referred to in paragraph (a) was refused and ended on September 27, 2016; and

  • (c) if the foreign national made an application for a work permit referred to in paragraph (1)(b) or to have their temporary resident status referred to in paragraph (1)(c) restored, the application was made in conjunction with the application for the temporary resident permit referred to in paragraph (b) and was refused on or before September 27, 2016.

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