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

Regulations are current to 2017-05-11 and last amended on 2017-05-05. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Security
  •  (1) The Minister may, on the basis of the following factors, require a commercial transporter to provide security for compliance with its obligations under paragraphs 148(1)(a) to (g) of the Act:

    • (a) the frequency and regularity of arrival, or anticipated arrival, of the transporter’s vehicles carrying persons to Canada;

    • (b) the number of persons carried, or anticipated to be carried, to Canada aboard the transporter’s vehicles;

    • (c) whether the transporter has carried an inadmissible foreign national to Canada; and

    • (d) the anticipated risk of inadmissible foreign nationals being carried to Canada by the transporter.

  • Marginal note:Amount of security

    (2) If the Minister requires security to be provided, the Minister shall determine the amount of security on the basis of the following factors:

    • (a) the commercial transporter’s record of compliance with the Act; and

    • (b) the anticipated risk of inadmissible foreign nationals being carried to Canada by the transporter and the estimated removal costs.

  • Marginal note:Form of security

    (3) A commercial transporter who is required to provide security must provide it in the form of a cash deposit unless

    • (a) the transporter has entered into a memorandum of understanding referred to in subsection 280(2) that provides for another form of security; and

    • (b) the transporter demonstrates that there is no significant risk of a debt not being paid if they were to provide another form of security.

  • Marginal note:Return of security

    (4) If the Minister determines on the basis of the factors set out in subsection (1) that security is no longer required, the Minister shall return the security to the commercial transporter.

Marginal note:Application of s. 148(2) of the Act

 For the purposes of subsection 148(2) of the Act, a prescribed good is a good that is not land, a building or a transportation facility.

Marginal note:Object detained or seized

 If an object is detained or seized under subsection 148(2) of the Act, that object shall remain detained or seized until

  • (a) the transporter complies with its obligations under section 148 of the Act; or

  • (b) the transporter’s obligations are discharged by another person.

Marginal note:Notice of seizure
  •  (1) Following a seizure under subsection 148(2) of the Act, an officer shall make reasonable efforts to

    • (a) identify the lawful owner of the object seized; and

    • (b) give notice of the seizure to that person.

  • Marginal note:Disposition after seizure

    (2) A thing seized under subsection 148(2) of the Act shall be disposed of by

    • (a) returning the object to the transporter on receipt of

      • (i) an amount equal to the value of the object at the time of seizure and any expenses incurred in the seizure and, if applicable, detention,

      • (ii) the security required under the Act or any costs and fees for which the transporter is liable, as well as an amount equal to any expenses incurred in the seizure and, if applicable, detention, or

      • (iii) evidence that the transporter is in compliance with its obligations under subsection 148(1) of the Act and has reimbursed Her Majesty in right of Canada for any expenses incurred in the seizure and, if applicable, detention; or

    • (b) disposing of the object under section 287.

Marginal note:Sale of a seized object
  •  (1) If a transporter does not comply with paragraph 286(2)(a) within a reasonable time, an officer shall give notice to the transporter that the object will be sold. The object shall then be sold for the benefit of Her Majesty in right of Canada and the proceeds of the sale shall be applied to the transporter’s outstanding debt to Her Majesty under the Act. Any surplus shall be returned to the transporter.

  • Marginal note:Costs incurred in seizure

    (2) Any expenses incurred by Her Majesty in right of Canada in selling the object, and any expenses incurred in the seizure or, if applicable, detention of the object, shall be deducted from the proceeds of the sale.

  • SOR/2004-167, s. 69(E).

PART 18Loans

Definition of beneficiary

 In this Part, beneficiary, in respect of a person, means

  • (a) the person’s spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner;

  • (b) a dependent child of the person or of the person’s spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner; and

  • (c) any other person who, at the time of their application for a permanent resident visa or their application to remain in Canada as a permanent resident, is in a relationship of dependency with the person by virtue of being cared for by or receiving emotional and financial support from the person.

  • SOR/2009-163, s. 10(F).
Marginal note:Types of loans

 The Minister may make loans to the following persons for the following purposes:

  • (a) to a foreign national referred to in Part 1 of the Act for the purpose of

    • (i) defraying the cost to the foreign national and their beneficiaries of transportation from their point of departure outside Canada to their point of destination in Canada, and related administrative charges,

    • (ii) assisting the foreign national and their beneficiaries to become established in Canada, or

    • (iii) defraying the fee, referred to in subsection 303(1), payable for the acquisition by the foreign national and their beneficiaries of permanent resident status;

  • (b) to a foreign national referred to in Part 2 of the Act for the purpose of

    • (i) defraying the cost to the foreign national and their beneficiaries of transportation from their point of departure outside Canada to their point of destination in Canada, and related administrative charges,

    • (ii) defraying the cost to the foreign national and their beneficiaries of transportation to attend any interview relating to their application, and related administrative charges,

    • (iii) defraying the cost to the foreign national and their beneficiaries of a medical examination under paragraph 16(2)(b) of the Act, and related costs and administrative charges, or

    • (iv) assisting the foreign national and their beneficiaries to become established in Canada; and

  • (c) to a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen for the purpose of

    • (i) defraying the cost to their beneficiaries of transportation from their point of departure outside Canada to their point of destination in Canada, and related administrative charges,

    • (ii) defraying the cost to their beneficiaries of a medical examination under paragraph 16(2)(b) of the Act, and related costs and administrative charges, if the beneficiaries are protected persons within the meaning of subsection 95(2) of the Act, or

    • (iii) defraying the fee, referred to in subsection 303(1), payable for the acquisition by their beneficiaries of permanent resident status.

  • SOR/2009-163, s. 11(F);
  • SOR/2012-154, s. 14.
Marginal note:Maximum amount
  •  (1) The maximum amount of advances that may be made under subsection 88(1) of the Act is $110,000,000.

  • Marginal note:Total loans

    (2) The total amount of all loans made under this Part plus accrued interest on those loans shall not at any time exceed the maximum amount of advances prescribed by subsection (1).

Marginal note:Repayment
  •  (1) Subject to section 292, a loan made under section 289 becomes payable

    • (a) in the case of a loan for the purpose of defraying transportation costs, 30 days after the day on which the person for whose benefit the loan was made enters Canada; and

    • (b) in the case of a loan for any other purpose, 30 days after the day on which the loan was made.

  • Marginal note:Repayment terms

    (2) Subject to section 292, a loan made under section 289, together with all accrued interest, must be repaid in full, in consecutive monthly instalments, within

    • (a) 12 months after the day on which the loan becomes payable, if the amount of the loan is not more than $1,200;

    • (b) 24 months after the day on which the loan becomes payable, if the amount of the loan is more than $1,200 but not more than $2,400;

    • (c) 36 months after the day on which the loan becomes payable, if the amount of the loan is more than $2,400 but not more than $3,600;

    • (d) 48 months after the day on which the loan becomes payable, if the amount of the loan is more than $3,600 but not more than $4,800; and

    • (e) 72 months after the day on which the loan becomes payable, if the amount of the loan is more than $4,800.

  • SOR/2009-163, s. 12(F).
 
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