Marginal note:Travel document
315 A fee of $50 is payable for processing an application for a travel document issued under subsection 31(3) of the Act.
Services in Relation to the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Biometric Information
Marginal note:Fee — $85
315.1 (1) A fee of $85 is payable for the provision of services in relation to the collection of biometric information under Division 2.1 of Part 1 in respect of an application for a temporary resident visa, a study permit or a work permit and to the use and disclosure of that information and for the provision of services related to those services.
(2) The following persons are not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1):
(a) 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;
(b) 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;
(c) 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;
(d) a person who is seeking to enter Canada as a competitor, coach, judge, team official, medical staff member or member of a national or international sports organizing body participating in the Pan-American Games, when held in Canada, or as a performer participating in a festival associated with any of those Games;
(e) a person who is seeking to enter Canada for a period of less than 48 hours and is
(f) if the application is an application for a study permit or a work permit,
(i) the family members of a person in Canada who has made a refugee claim that has not yet been determined by the Refugee Protection Division,
(ii) the family members of a person in Canada on whom refugee protection has been conferred, and
(iii) the family members of a person who is a member of the Convention refugees abroad class or a member of a humanitarian-protected persons abroad class; and
(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 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.
Marginal note:Maximum fee
(3) The total amount of fees payable under subsection (1) is
(a) in relation to an application for a temporary resident visa, $170, if the applicant and their family members submit their application at the same time and place; and
(b) in relation to an application for a work permit, $255, if the applicants are a group of three or more persons, consisting of performing artists and their staff, who submit their applications at the same time and place.
- SOR/2013-73, s. 4.
Services in Relation to an Assessment from the Department of Employment and Social Development
Marginal note:Fee — $1,000
315.2 (1) A fee of $1,000 is payable for the provision of services in relation to an assessment from the Department of Employment and Social Development that is requested by an employer or group of employers under subsection 203(2) for each offer of employment in respect of which the request is made.
(2) No fee is payable if the request is made in respect of an offer of employment that relates to
(3) The fee must be paid at the time the request is made.
Marginal note:Primary agriculture sector
(4) For the purposes of paragraph (2)(b), work in the primary agriculture sector means, subject to subsection (5), work that is performed within the boundaries of a farm, nursery or greenhouse and involves
(a) the operation of agricultural machinery;
(b) the boarding, care, breeding, sanitation or other handling of animals, other than fish, for the purpose of obtaining animal products for market, or activities relating to the collection, handling and assessment of those products; or
(c) the planting, care, harvesting or preparation of crops, trees, sod or other plants for market.
(5) Work in the primary agriculture sector does not include work involving
- 2013, c. 40, s. 237;
- SOR/2013-149, s. 1;
- SOR/2014-169, s. 1;
- SOR/2015-147, s. 1.
PART 19.1Information Sharing Between Countries
DIVISION 1Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America for the Sharing of Visa and Immigration Information
315.21 The definitions in this section apply in this Division.
Agreement means the Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America for the Sharing of Visa and Immigration Information, signed on December 13, 2012. (Accord)
national of a third country
ressortissant d’un pays tiers
national of a third country means a foreign national other than a national, citizen or permanent resident of the United States. (ressortissant d’un pays tiers)
parties means the parties to the Agreement, namely the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States. (parties)
query means a request that triggers an electronic search process requiring minimal human intervention. (requête)
- SOR/2014-6, s. 1.
315.22 The purpose of this Division is to implement the Agreement, the objectives of which, as elaborated more specifically through its provisions, are to specify the terms, relationships, responsibilities and conditions for the parties to share information by means of a query to assist in the administration and enforcement of the parties’ respective immigration laws.
- SOR/2014-6, s. 1.
Marginal note:Authority to disclose information
315.23 (1) The Minister may disclose information to the Government of the United States in making a query to that Government, or in response to a query made by that Government, only for the following purposes:
(a) to support an examination following an application made by a national of a third country to obtain a permanent or temporary resident visa, an electronic travel authorization, a work permit, a study permit, protected person status or another immigration benefit under federal immigration legislation;
(b) to support an examination or determination as to whether a national of a third country is authorized or not authorized to travel to, enter or remain in Canada or the United States, as the case may be;
(c) to ensure the accuracy and reliability of biographic data or other immigration-related data.
Marginal note:Response to query — limitation
(2) In the case of a response to a query made by the Government of the United States, the Minister may disclose information only in respect of any of the following nationals of a third country:
(a) those who were previously determined to be inadmissible under the Act;
(b) those who did not meet the requirements under the Act;
(c) those in respect of whom a fingerprint match is established; or
(d) those who have been issued or denied a document required to enter Canada as a temporary resident.
- SOR/2014-6, s. 1;
- SOR/2017-53, s. 11;
- SOR/2017-79, s. 1(F).
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