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

Regulations are current to 2016-01-25 and last amended on 2015-09-15. Previous Versions

DIVISION 8Non-Accompanying Family Members

Marginal note:Not required to be included

 A person is not required to include in an application a non-accompanying common-law partner or a non-accompanying child who is not a dependent son or a dependent daughter within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the former Regulations and is a dependent child as defined in section 2 of these Regulations if the application was made under the former Act before the day on which this section comes into force.

Marginal note:Requirements not applicable

 If a person has made an application under the former Act before the day on which this section comes into force, the following provisions do not apply to the person in respect of any of their non-accompanying dependent children, referred to in section 352, or their non-accompanying common-law partner:

  • (a) paragraph 70(1)(e);

  • (b) subparagraph 72(1)(e)(i); and

  • (c) paragraph 108(1)(a).

Marginal note:Requirements not applicable

 If a person makes an application under the former Act before June 28, 2002, their non-accompanying dependent children, referred to in section 352, and their non-accompanying common-law partner shall not, for the purposes of that application, be considered inadmissible non-accompanying family members, referred to in paragraph 42(1)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and are not subject to the requirements of paragraph 16(2)(b) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act or 51(b) of these Regulations.

  • SOR/2012-154, s. 17;
  • SOR/2014-269, s. 6.
Marginal note:Family members not excluded from family class

 If a person who made an application under the former Act before June 28, 2002 sponsors a non-accompanying dependent child, referred to in section 352, who makes an application as a member of the family class or the spouse or common-law partner in Canada class, or sponsors a non-accompanying common-law partner who makes such an application, paragraph 117(9)(d) does not apply in respect of that dependent child or common-law partner.

  • SOR/2004-167, s. 77.

DIVISION 9Fiancés

Marginal note:Pending applications

 If a person referred to in paragraph (f) of the definition member of the family class in subsection 2(1) of the former Regulations made an application under those Regulations for a permanent resident visa, or their sponsor submitted a sponsorship application under those Regulations, before June 28, 2002, the person's application or the sponsorship application, as the case may be, is governed by the former Act.

  • SOR/2004-167, s. 78.

DIVISION 10Fees

Marginal note:Remission — right of landing fee

 The fee set out in column III of item 19 of the schedule to the Immigration Act Fees Regulations is remitted and shall be repaid by the Minister to the person who paid it if the fee is paid in respect of a person before they become a permanent resident under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the person, at the time they made an application for landing under the former Regulations, was

  • (a) a member of the family class and 19 years of age or older and, on the day on which this section comes into force, is a foreign national referred to in paragraph 117(1)(b) or (e) of these Regulations; or

  • (b) an accompanying dependant of an immigrant, within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the former Regulations, 19 years of age or older and not a spouse of the principal applicant.

Marginal note:Fees to be reapplied
  •  (1) A fee paid for processing an application in respect of which no decision has been made before the day on which this section comes into force or an application that has been refused but the refusal has not been communicated to the applicant before that day shall be applied to the cost of completing the processing of the application under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of an application for a returning resident permit.

Marginal note:Remission — returning resident permit fee

 The fee for a returning resident permit set out in column III of item 3 of the schedule to the Immigration Act Fees Regulations is remitted if, before the day on which this section comes into force, no decision has been made on the application for the permit or the application has been refused and the refusal has not been communicated to the applicant. If the fee is remitted, it shall be repaid by the Minister to the person who paid it.

Marginal note:Remission — fee for review of family business employment offer

 The fee set out in column III of item 16 of the schedule to the Immigration Act Fees Regulations for the review of an offer of employment made to an applicant in respect of a family business is remitted if, before the day on which this section comes into force, no determination has been made on the family business application or the application has been refused and the refusal has not been communicated to the applicant. If the fee is remitted, it shall be repaid by the Minister to the person who paid it.

DIVISION 11Economic Classes

Marginal note:Equivalent assessment
  •  (1) If, before the day on which this section comes into force, a foreign national referred to in subsection (2) has been assessed by a visa officer and awarded the number of units of assessment required by the former Regulations, that assessment is, for the purpose of these Regulations, an award of points equal or superior to the minimum number of points required of

    • (a) a skilled worker, in the case of a foreign national described in paragraph (2)(a);

    • (b) an investor, in the case of a foreign national described in paragraph (2)(b);

    • (c) an entrepreneur, in the case of a foreign national described in paragraph (2)(c); or

    • (d) a self-employed person, in the case of a foreign national described in paragraph (2)(d).

  • Marginal note:Applicant for immigrant visa

    (2) Subsection (1) applies in respect of a foreign national who submitted an application under the former Regulations, as one of the following, for an immigrant visa that is pending immediately before the day on which this section comes into force:

    • (a) a person described in subparagraph 9(1)(b)(i) or paragraph 10(1)(b) of the former Regulations;

    • (b) an investor; or

    • (c) an entrepreneur.

  • Marginal note:Application before January 1, 2002

    (3) During the period beginning on the day on which this section comes into force and ending on March 31, 2003, units of assessment shall be awarded to a foreign national, in accordance with the former Regulations, if the foreign national is an immigrant who,

    • (a) is referred to in subsection 8(1) of those Regulations, other than a provincial nominee, and

    • (b) before January 1, 2002, made an application for an immigrant visa under those Regulations that is still pending on the day on which this section comes into force and has not, before that day, been awarded units of assessment under those Regulations.

  • Marginal note:Pending applications — skilled workers

    (4) Beginning on December 1, 2003, a foreign national who is an immigrant who made an application under the former Regulations before January 1, 2002 for an immigrant visa as a person described in subparagraph 9(1)(b)(i) or paragraph 10(1)(b) of those Regulations, other than a self-employed person within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of those Regulations, and whose application is still pending on December 1, 2003 and who has not, before that day, been awarded units of assessment under those Regulations must, in order to become a permanent resident as a member of the federal skilled worker class,

    • (a) be awarded at least the minimum number of units of assessment required by those Regulations for a person described in subparagraph 9(1)(b)(i) or paragraph 10(1)(b) of those Regulations, other than a self-employed person within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of those Regulations; or

    • (b) meet the requirements of subsection 75(2) and paragraph 76(1)(b) of these Regulations and obtain a minimum of 67 points based on the factors set out in paragraph 76(1)(a) of these Regulations.

  • Marginal note:Pending applications — investors

    (5) Beginning on December 1, 2003, a foreign national who is an immigrant who made an application under the former Regulations before January 1, 2002 for an immigrant visa as an investor and whose application is still pending on December 1, 2003 and who has not, before that day, been awarded units of assessment under those Regulations must, in order to become a permanent resident as a member of the investor class,

    • (a) be determined to be an investor within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of those Regulations and be awarded at least the minimum number of units of assessment required by those Regulations for an investor; or

    • (b) be an investor within the meaning of subsection 88(1) of these Regulations and obtain a minimum of 35 points based on the factors set out in subsection 102(1) of these Regulations.

  • Marginal note:Pending applications — entrepreneurs

    (5.1) Beginning on December 1, 2003, a foreign national who is an immigrant who made an application under the former Regulations before January 1, 2002 for an immigrant visa as an entrepreneur and whose application is still pending on December 1, 2003 and who has not, before that day, been awarded units of assessment under those Regulations must, in order to become a permanent resident as a member of the entrepreneur class,

    • (a) be determined to be an entrepreneur within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of those Regulations and be awarded at least the minimum number of units of assessment required by those Regulations for an entrepreneur; or

    • (b) be an entrepreneur within the meaning of subsection 88(1) of these Regulations and obtain a minimum of 35 points based on the factors set out in subsection 102(1) of these Regulations.

  • Marginal note:Pending applications — self-employed persons

    (5.2) Beginning on December 1, 2003, a foreign national who is an immigrant who made an application under the former Regulations before January 1, 2002 for an immigrant visa as a self-employed person and whose application is still pending on December 1, 2003 and who has not, before that day, been awarded units of assessment under those Regulations must, in order to become a permanent resident as a member of the self-employed persons class,

    • (a) be determined to be a self-employed person within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of those Regulations and be awarded at least the minimum number of units of assessment required by those Regulations for a self-employed person; or

    • (b) be a self-employed person within the meaning of subsection 88(1) of these Regulations and obtain a minimum of 35 points based on the factors set out in subsection 102(1) of these Regulations.

  • Marginal note:Provincial nominees

    (6) If, before the day on which this section comes into force, a foreign national who was a provincial nominee submitted an application for a permanent resident visa under the former Regulations that is pending immediately before that day, the foreign national shall be assessed, and units of assessment shall be awarded to them, in accordance with those Regulations.

  • SOR/2003-383, s. 8;
  • SOR/2010-195, s. 15(F).
 
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