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

Regulations are current to 2017-11-06 and last amended on 2017-10-24. Previous Versions

 [Repealed, SOR/2014-19, s. 3]

Temporary Resident Permits

Marginal note:Fee — $200
  •  (1) A fee of $200 is payable for processing an application for a temporary resident permit.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) The following persons are not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) a person referred to in subsection 295(2) or any of paragraphs 296(2)(c) and (d), 299(2)(a), (b), (d) to (f) and (h) to (k) and 300(2)(f) to (i);

    • (a.1) a properly accredited diplomat, consular officer, representative or official of a country other than Canada, of the United Nations or any of its agencies or of any intergovernmental organization of which Canada is a member, the members of the suite of such a person and the family members of such a person;

    • (a.2) a member of the armed forces of a country that is a designated state for the purposes of the Visiting Forces Act, including a person who has been designated as a civilian component of that visiting force under paragraph 4(c) of that Act, and their family members;

    • (a.3) a person whose work in Canada would create or maintain reciprocal employment for Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada in other countries and who is a family member of a person referred to in subparagraph 299(2)(g)(iii);

    • (b) a person in respect of whom an application for a permanent resident visa, an application to remain in Canada as a permanent resident, or an application under subsection 25(1) of the Act is pending, or in respect of whom a decision under subsection 25.1(1) or 25.2(1) of the Act is pending;

    • (c) a citizen of Costa Rica seeking to enter and remain in Canada during the period beginning on May 11, 2004 and ending on May 12, 2004, if the person does not hold a temporary resident visa but is not otherwise inadmissible;

    • (d) a person who is seeking to enter Canada

      • (i) for the purpose of attending a meeting hosted by the Government of Canada, an organization of the United Nations or the Organization of American States, as a participant,

      • (ii) for the purpose of attending a meeting as a representative of the Organization of American States or the Caribbean Development Bank, or

      • (iii) for the purpose of attending a meeting hosted by the Government of Canada, an organization of the United Nations or the Organization of American States, at the invitation of the Government of Canada; and

    • (e) a person who, while they are in transit to Canada, ceases to be exempt under paragraph 190(1)(a) from the requirement for a temporary resident visa, if, during the first 48 hours after they cease to be exempt from that requirement, they seek to enter and remain in Canada and are inadmissible to Canada for the sole reason that they do not have a temporary resident visa.

  • SOR/2003-197, s. 3;
  • SOR/2004-111, s. 2;
  • SOR/2004-167, s. 71;
  • SOR/2010-121, s. 2;
  • SOR/2010-252, s. 2.

Work Permits

Marginal note:Fee — $155
  •  (1) A fee of $155 is payable for processing an application for a work permit.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) The following persons are not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) a person in Canada who has made a refugee claim that has not yet been determined by the Refugee Protection Division, and their family members;

    • (b) a person in Canada on whom refugee protection has been conferred, and their family members;

    • (c) a person who is a member of the Convention refugees abroad class or a member of a humanitarian-protected persons abroad class, and their family members;

    • (d) a person who holds a study permit and is temporarily destitute, as described in paragraph 208(a);

    • (e) a person whose work in Canada is designated under subparagraph 205(c)(i);

    • (f) a person who works in Canada for a Canadian religious or charitable organization, without remuneration;

    • (g) a person whose work in Canada would create or maintain reciprocal employment for Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada in other countries and who is a family member of

      • (i) a properly accredited diplomat, consular officer, representative or official of a country other than Canada, of the United Nations or any of its agencies or of any intergovernmental organization of which Canada is a member,

      • (ii) a member of the armed forces of a country that is a designated state for the purposes of the Visiting Forces Act, including a person who has been designated as a civilian component of that visiting force under paragraph 4(c) of that Act, or

      • (iii) an officer of a foreign government sent, under an exchange agreement between Canada and one or more countries, to take up duties with a federal or provincial agency;

    • (h) a person who works in Canada under an agreement entered into with a country by Canada or by or on behalf of a province, that provides for reciprocal employment opportunities of an artistic, cultural or educational nature;

    • (i) a person whose work in Canada is pursuant to an international student or young workers reciprocal employment program;

    • (j) a person who works in Canada as an officer of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service or of United States Customs carrying out pre-inspection duties, as an American member of the International Joint Commission or as a United States grain inspector, and their family members; and

    • (k) a United States Government official in possession of an official United States passport who is assigned to a temporary posting in Canada, and their family members.

  • Marginal note:Maximum fee

    (3) The total amount of fees payable under subsection (1) by a group of three or more persons, consisting of performing artists and their staff, who apply at the same time and place for a work permit is $465.

  • SOR/2010-121, s. 3(F);
  • SOR/2011-222, s. 8;
  • SOR/2014-19, s. 4;
  • SOR/2015-25, s. 4(E).

Study Permits

Marginal note:Fee — $150
  •  (1) A fee of $150 is payable for processing an application for a study permit.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) The following persons are not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) a person in Canada who has made a refugee claim that has not yet been determined by the Refugee Protection Division, and their family members;

    • (b) a person in Canada on whom refugee protection has been conferred, and their family members;

    • (c) a person who is a member of the Convention refugees abroad class or a humanitarian-protected persons abroad class, and their family members;

    • (d) a properly accredited diplomat, consular officer, representative or official of a country other than Canada, of the United Nations or any of its agencies or of any intergovernmental organization of which Canada is a member, the members of the suite of such a person and the family members of such a person;

    • (e) a member of the armed forces of a country that is a designated state for the purposes of the Visiting Forces Act, including a person who has been designated as a civilian component of that visiting force under paragraph 4(c) of that Act, and their family members;

    • (f) a person who holds a study permit and is temporarily destitute, as described in paragraph 208(a);

    • (g) a person whose study in Canada is under an agreement or arrangement between Canada and another country that provides for reciprocity of student exchange programs;

    • (h) a person who works in Canada as an officer of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service or of United States Customs carrying out pre-inspection duties, as an American member of the International Joint Commission or as a United States grain inspector, and their family members; and

    • (i) a United States Government official in possession of an official United States passport who is assigned to a temporary posting in Canada, and their family members.

  • SOR/2011-222, s. 9;
  • SOR/2014-19, s. 5;
  • SOR/2015-25, s. 5(E).

DIVISION 3Fees for Applications to Remain in Canada as a Permanent Resident

Marginal note:Fee
  •  (1) The following fees are payable for processing an application to remain in Canada as a permanent resident:

    • (a) if the application is made by a person as a member of the spouse or common-law partner in Canada class

      • (i) in respect of a principal applicant, $475,

      • (ii) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a spouse or common-law partner, $550, and

      • (iii) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a dependent child, $150; and

    • (b) if the application is made by a person as a protected person referred to in subsection 21(2) of the Act

      • (i) in respect of a principal applicant, $550,

      • (ii) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a spouse or common-law partner, $550, and

      • (iii) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a dependent child, $150.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (1.1) A person who is a member of the protected temporary residents class and the family members included in their application are not required to pay the fees referred to in subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Payment by sponsor

    (2) The fee payable under subsection (1) in respect of a person who makes an application as a member of the spouse or common-law partner in Canada class or their family members

    • (a) is payable, together with the fee payable under subsection 304(1), at the time the sponsor files the sponsorship application; and

    • (b) shall be repaid in accordance with regulations referred to in subsection 20(2) of the Financial Administration Act if, before the processing of the application to remain in Canada as a permanent resident has begun, the sponsorship application is withdrawn by the sponsor.

  • Marginal note:Age

    (3) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), the age of the person in respect of whom the application is made shall be determined as of the day the sponsorship application is filed.

  • SOR/2004-167, s. 72;
  • SOR/2009-163, s. 16;
  • SOR/2012-154, s. 15;
  • SOR/2014-133, s. 11;
  • SOR/2017-78, s. 10.
 
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