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

Regulations are current to 2016-06-06 and last amended on 2016-03-11. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Travel document

 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
  •  (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.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (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

      • (i) travelling by transporter’s vehicle to a destination other than Canada, or

      • (ii) transiting through or stopping over in Canada for refuelling or for the continuation of their journey in another transporter’s vehicle;

    • (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

[2013, c. 40, s. 237; SOR/2015-147, s.1]
Marginal note:Fee — $1,000
  •  (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.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (2) No fee is payable if the request is made in respect of an offer of employment that relates to

    • (a) work to be performed under an international agreement between Canada and one or more countries concerning seasonal agricultural workers; or

    • (b) any other work in the primary agriculture sector.

  • Marginal note:Payment

    (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.

  • Marginal note:Exclusions

    (5) Work in the primary agriculture sector does not include work involving

    • (a) the activities of agronomists or agricultural economists;

    • (b) landscape architecture;

    • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2014-169, s. 1]

    • (d) the preparation of vegetable fibres for textile use;

    • (e) activities related to commercial hunting and trapping; or

    • (f) veterinary activities.

  • 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

Marginal note:Interpretation

 The definitions in this section apply in this Division.

Agreement

Accord

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

parties

parties means the parties to the Agreement, namely the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States. (parties)

query

requête

query means a request that triggers an electronic search process requiring minimal human intervention. (requête)

  • SOR/2014-6, s. 1.
Marginal note:Purpose

 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
  •  (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 for a permanent or temporary resident visa, a work or study permit, or to obtain 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 to travel to, enter or remain in Canada or the Unites States, as the case may be; or

    • (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.

  • SOR/2014-6, s. 1.
 
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