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

Regulations are current to 2017-09-14 and last amended on 2017-06-27. Previous Versions

Applications for Extension of Authorization to Remain in Canada as a Temporary Resident

Marginal note:Circumstances
  •  (1) A foreign national may apply for an extension of their authorization to remain in Canada as a temporary resident if

    • (a) the application is made by the end of the period authorized for their stay; and

    • (b) they have complied with all conditions imposed on their entry into Canada.

  • Marginal note:Extension

    (2) An officer shall extend the foreign national’s authorization to remain in Canada as a temporary resident if, following an examination, it is established that the foreign national continues to meet the requirements of section 179.

Restoration of Temporary Resident Status

Marginal note:Restoration
  •  (1) On application made by a visitor, worker or student within 90 days after losing temporary resident status as a result of failing to comply with a condition imposed under paragraph 185(a), any of subparagraphs 185(b)(i) to (iii) or paragraph 185(c), an officer shall restore that status if, following an examination, it is established that the visitor, worker or student meets the initial requirements for their stay, has not failed to comply with any other conditions imposed and is not the subject of a declaration made under subsection 22.1(1) of the Act.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Despite subsection (1), an officer shall not restore the status of a student who is not in compliance with a condition set out in subsection 220.1(1).

  • SOR/2013-210, s. 2;
  • SOR/2014-14, s. 3.

DIVISION 1.1Declaration Under Subsection 22.1(1) of the Act

Marginal note:Notice

 If the Minister makes a declaration under subsection 22.1(1) of the Act in respect of a foreign national, the foreign national is considered to have been given notice of the declaration if

  • (a) notice is sent by mail to their last known address;

  • (b) notice is sent to their last known email address;

  • (c) notice is provided to them by hand, including at a port of entry; or

  • (d) notice is sent or provided by other reasonable means, if it is not possible to give notice by one of the means referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c).

  • SOR/2013-210, s. 2.
Marginal note:Written submissions
  •  (1) A foreign national who is the subject of a declaration made under subsection 22.1(1) of the Act may make written submissions to the Minister as to why the declaration should be revoked or why its effective period should be shortened.

  • Marginal note:Time limit

    (2) The written submissions must be made within 60 days after the day on which the notice of the declaration is sent or provided to the foreign national, as the case may be.

  • SOR/2013-210, s. 2.

DIVISION 2Conditions on Temporary Residents

Marginal note:General conditions
  •  (1) Subject to section 185, the following conditions are imposed on all temporary residents:

    • (a) to leave Canada by the end of the period authorized for their stay;

    • (b) to not work, unless authorized by this Part or Part 11;

    • (b.1) if authorized to work by this Part or Part 11, to not enter into an employment agreement, or extend the term of an employment agreement, with an employer who, on a regular basis, offers striptease, erotic dance, escort services or erotic massages;

    • (b.2) if authorized to work by this Part or Part 11, to not enter into an employment agreement, or extend the term of an employment agreement, with an employer referred to in any of subparagraphs 200(3)(h)(i) to (iii); and

    • (c) to not study, unless authorized by the Act, this Part or Part 12.

  • Marginal note:Authorized period of stay

    (2) Subject to subsections (3) to (5), the period authorized for the stay of a temporary resident is six months or any other period that is fixed by an officer on the basis of

    • (a) the temporary resident’s means of support in Canada;

    • (b) the period for which the temporary resident applies to stay; and

    • (c) the expiry of the temporary resident’s passport or other travel document.

  • Marginal note:Authorized period begins

    (3) The period authorized for the stay of a temporary resident begins on

    • (a) if they are authorized to enter and remain in Canada on a temporary basis, the day on which they first enter Canada after they are so authorized;

    • (a.1) if they have become a temporary resident in accordance with subsection 46(1.1) of the Act, the day on which their application to renounce their permanent resident status is approved; and

    • (b) in any other case, the day on which they enter Canada.

  • Marginal note:Authorized period ends

    (4) The period authorized for a temporary resident’s stay ends on the earliest of

    • (a) the day on which the temporary resident leaves Canada without obtaining prior authorization to re-enter Canada;

    • (b) the day on which their permit becomes invalid, in the case of a temporary resident who has been issued either a work permit or a study permit;

    • (b.1) the day on which the second of their permits becomes invalid, in the case of a temporary resident who has been issued a work permit and a study permit;

    • (c) the day on which any temporary resident permit issued to the temporary resident is no longer valid under section 63; or

    • (d) the day on which the period authorized under subsection (2) ends, if paragraphs (a) to (c) do not apply.

  • Marginal note:Extension of period authorized for stay

    (5) Subject to subsection (5.1), if a temporary resident has applied for an extension of the period authorized for their stay and a decision is not made on the application by the end of the period authorized for their stay, the period is extended until

    • (a) the day on which a decision is made, if the application is refused; or

    • (b) the end of the new period authorized for their stay, if the application is allowed.

  • Marginal note:Non-application

    (5.1) Subsection (5) does not apply in respect of a foreign national who is the subject of a declaration made under subsection 22.1(1) of the Act.

  • Marginal note:Continuation of status and conditions

    (6) If the period authorized for the stay of a temporary resident is extended by operation of paragraph (5)(a) or extended under paragraph (5)(b), the temporary resident retains their status, subject to any other conditions imposed, during the extended period.

  • SOR/2010-172, s. 1;
  • SOR/2013-210, s. 3;
  • SOR/2013-245, s. 3;
  • SOR/2014-14, s. 4;
  • SOR/2014-269, s. 3;
  • SOR/2015-144, s. 3.
Marginal note:Condition imposed on members of a crew
  •  (1) A foreign national who enters Canada as a member of a crew must leave Canada within 72 hours after they cease to be a member of a crew.

  • Marginal note:Conditions imposed on foreign nationals who enter to become members of a crew

    (2) The following conditions are imposed on a foreign national who enters Canada to become a member of a crew:

    • (a) [Repealed, SOR/2004-167, s. 50]

    • (b) to join the means of transportation within the period imposed as a condition of entry or, if no period is imposed, within 48 hours after they enter Canada; and

    • (c) to leave Canada within 72 hours after they cease to be a member of a crew.

  • SOR/2004-167, s. 50.
Marginal note:Specific conditions

 An officer may impose, vary or cancel the following specific conditions on a temporary resident:

  • (a) the period authorized for their stay;

  • (b) the work that they are permitted to engage in, or are prohibited from engaging in, in Canada, including

    • (i) the type of work,

    • (ii) the employer,

    • (iii) the location of the work,

    • (iv) the times and periods of the work, and

    • (v) in the case of a member of a crew, the period within which they must join the means of transportation;

  • (c) the studies that they are permitted to engage in, or are prohibited from engaging in, in Canada, including

    • (i) the type of studies or course,

    • (ii) the educational institution,

    • (iii) the location of the studies, and

    • (iv) the times and periods of the studies;

  • (d) the area within which they are permitted to travel or are prohibited from travelling in Canada; and

  • (e) the times and places at which they must report for

    • (i) medical examination, surveillance or treatment, or

    • (ii) the presentation of evidence of compliance with applicable conditions.

  • SOR/2004-167, s. 51(F).
 
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