Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/2002-227)

Regulations are current to 2015-08-30 and last amended on 2015-08-01. Previous Versions

Division 5Humanitarian and Compassionate Considerations

Marginal note:Request

 A request made by a foreign national under subsection 25(1) of the Act must be made as an application in writing accompanied by an application to remain in Canada as a permanent resident or, in the case of a foreign national outside Canada, an application for a permanent resident visa.

Marginal note:Applicant outside Canada

 If an exemption from paragraphs 70(1)(a), (c) and (d) is granted under subsection 25(1), 25.1(1) or 25.2(1) of the Act with respect to a foreign national outside Canada who has made the applications referred to in section 66, a permanent resident visa shall be issued to the foreign national if, following an examination, it is established that the foreign national meets the requirement set out in paragraph 70(1)(b) and

  • (a) in the case of a foreign national who intends to reside in the Province of Quebec and is not a member of the family class, the competent authority of that Province is of the opinion that the foreign national meets the selection criteria of the Province;

  • (b) the foreign national is not otherwise inadmissible; and

  • (c) the family members of the foreign national, whether accompanying or not, are not inadmissible.

  • SOR/2004-167, s. 80(F);
  • SOR/2010-252, s. 3.
Marginal note:Applicant in Canada

 If an exemption from paragraphs 72(1)(a), (c) and (d) is granted under subsection 25(1), 25.1(1) or 25.2(1) of the Act with respect to a foreign national in Canada who has made the applications referred to in section 66, the foreign national becomes a permanent resident if, following an examination, it is established that the foreign national meets the requirements set out in paragraphs 72(1)(b) and (e) and

  • (a) in the case of a foreign national who intends to reside in the Province of Quebec and is not a member of the family class or a person whom the Board has determined to be a Convention refugee, the competent authority of that Province is of the opinion that the foreign national meets the selection criteria of the Province;

  • (b) the foreign national is not otherwise inadmissible; and

  • (c) the family members of the foreign national, whether accompanying or not, are not inadmissible.

  • SOR/2004-167, s. 22;
  • SOR/2010-252, s. 3.
Marginal note:Accompanying family member outside Canada
  •  (1) A foreign national who is an accompanying family member of a foreign national to whom a permanent resident visa is issued under section 67 shall be issued a permanent resident visa if, following an examination, it is established that

    • (a) the accompanying family member is not inadmissible; and

    • (b) in the case of an accompanying family member who intends to reside in the Province of Quebec and is not a member of the family class or a person whom the Board has determined to be a Convention refugee, the competent authority of that Province is of the opinion that the family member meets the selection criteria of the Province.

  • Marginal note:Accompanying family member in Canada

    (2) A foreign national who is an accompanying family member of a foreign national who becomes a permanent resident under section 68 shall become a permanent resident if the accompanying family member is in Canada and, following an examination, it is established that

    • (a) the accompanying family member is not inadmissible; and

    • (b) in the case of an accompanying family member who intends to reside in the Province of Quebec and is not a member of the family class or a person whom the Board has determined to be a Convention refugee, the competent authority of that Province is of the opinion that the family member meets the selection criteria of the Province.

  • SOR/2004-167, s. 23.