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  1. Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations - SOR/2002-227 (Section 190)
    Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
    Marginal note:Visa exemption — nationality
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    • (2) A foreign national is exempt from the requirement to obtain a temporary resident visa if they

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      • (e) hold a passport issued by the United Kingdom to a British National (Overseas), as a person born, naturalized or registered in Hong Kong;

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    • (3) A foreign national is exempt from the requirement to obtain a temporary resident visa if they are seeking to enter and remain in Canada solely

      • (a) subject to an agreement between Canada and one or more foreign countries respecting the obligation to hold such a visa,

        • (i) as a member of a crew of a means of transportation other than a vessel or to become a member of a crew of a means of transportation other than a vessel, or

        • (ii) to transit through Canada after working, or to work, as a member of a crew of a means of transportation other than a vessel, if they possess a ticket for departure from Canada within 24 hours after their arrival in Canada;

      • (b) to transit through Canada as a passenger on a flight stopping in Canada for the sole purpose of refuelling and

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      • (b.1) to transit through Canada as a passenger on a flight that, owing to an emergency or other unforeseen circumstances, makes an unscheduled stop in Canada;

      • (c) to transit through Canada as a passenger on a flight if the foreign national

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      • (d) to carry out official duties as a member of the armed forces of a country that is a designated state for the purposes of the Visiting Forces Act, unless they have been designated under that Act as a civilian component of those armed forces;

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      • (f) to re-enter Canada following a visit solely to the United States or St. Pierre and Miquelon, if they

        • (i) held a study permit or a work permit that was issued before they left Canada on such a visit or were authorized to enter and remain in Canada as a temporary resident, and

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      • (h) to participate as an accredited representative or as an adviser to an aviation accident or incident investigation conducted under the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act, if they possess valid documentation to that effect.

    • (3.1) A foreign national who is a member of a crew and who is carried to Canada by a vessel is exempt from the requirement to obtain a temporary resident visa if they are seeking

      • (a) to enter Canada as a member of the crew of the vessel; and

      • (b) to remain in Canada solely as a member of the crew of that vessel or any other vessel.

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  2. Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations - SOR/2002-227 (Section 186)
    Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

     A foreign national may work in Canada without a work permit

    • (a) as a business visitor to Canada within the meaning of section 187;

    • (b) as a foreign representative, if they are properly accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and are in Canada to carry out official duties as a diplomatic agent, consular officer, representative or official of a country other than Canada, of the United Nations or any of its agencies or of any international organization of which Canada is a member;

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    • (d) as 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 those armed forces;

    • (e) as 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;

    • (e.1) as a cross-border maritime law enforcement officer designated by the United States under the Framework Agreement on Integrated Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America, signed on May 26, 2009;

    • (e.2) as an in-flight security officer employed by a foreign government with which Canada has concluded an arrangement in respect of commercial passenger aircraft security;

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    • (g) as a performing artist appearing alone or in a group in an artistic performance — other than a performance that is primarily for a film production or a television or radio broadcast — or as a member of the staff of such a performing artist or group who is integral to the artistic performance, if

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    • (h) as a participant in sports activities or events, in Canada, either as an individual participant or as a member of a foreign-based team or Canadian amateur team;

    • (i) as an employee of a foreign news company for the purpose of reporting on events in Canada;

    • (j) as a guest speaker for the sole purpose of making a speech or delivering a paper at a dinner, graduation, convention or similar function, or as a commercial speaker or seminar leader delivering a seminar that lasts no longer than five days;

    • (k) as a member of the executive of a committee that is organizing a convention or meeting in Canada or as a member of the administrative support staff of such a committee;

    • (l) as a person who is responsible for assisting a congregation or group in the achievement of its spiritual goals and whose main duties are to preach doctrine, perform functions related to gatherings of the congregation or group or provide spiritual counselling;

    • (m) as a judge, referee or similar official at an international amateur sports competition, an international cultural or artistic event or competition or an animal or agricultural competition;

    • (n) as an examiner or evaluator of research proposals or university projects, programs or theses;

    • (o) as an expert who conducts surveys or analyses that are to be used as evidence before a federal or provincial regulatory body, a tribunal or a court of law or as an expert witness before such a body, tribunal or court of law;

    • (p) as a student in a health field, including as a medical elective or clinical clerk at a medical teaching institution in Canada, for the primary purpose of acquiring training, if they have written approval from the body that regulates that field;

    • (q) as a civil aviation inspector of a national aeronautical authority conducting inspections of the flight operation procedures or cabin safety of a commercial air carrier operating international flights;

    • (r) as an accredited representative or adviser participating in an aviation accident or incident investigation conducted under the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act;

    • (s) as a member of a crew who is employed by a foreign company aboard a means of transportation that

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    • (t) as a provider of emergency services, including medical services, for the protection or preservation of life or property;

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    • (v) if they are the holder of a study permit and

      • (i) they are a full-time student enrolled at a designated learning institution as defined in section 211.1,

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  3. Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations - SOR/2002-227 (Section 2)
    Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

     The definitions in this section apply in these Regulations.

    Canadian Language Benchmarks

    Canadian Language Benchmarks means, for the English language, the Canadian Language Benchmarks: English as a Second Language for Adults developed by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks, as amended from time to time. (Canadian Language Benchmarks)

    Indian

    Indian  means any person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act. (Indien)

    in-flight security officer

    in-flight security officer  means a person who is on board a commercial passenger aircraft and whose duty it is to protect the passengers and the members of the crew as well as the aircraft itself. (agent de sécurité aérien)

    minimum necessary income

    minimum necessary income  means the amount identified, in the most recent edition of the publication concerning low income cut-offs that is published annually by Statistics Canada under the Statistics Act, for urban areas of residence of 500,000 persons or more as the minimum amount of before-tax annual income necessary to support a group of persons equal in number to the total number of the following persons:

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    National Occupational Classification

    National Occupational Classification means the National Occupational Classification implemented by the Department of Employment and Social Development, as amended from time to time. (Classification nationale des professions)

    Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens

    Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens means, for the French language, the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens : français langue seconde pour adultes developed by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks, as amended from time to time. (Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens)

    officer

    officer  means a person designated as an officer by the Minister under subsection 6(1) of the Act. (agent)

    port of entry

    port of entry  means

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    • (b) a place designated by the Minister under section 26 as a port of entry, on the dates and during the hours of operation designated for that place by the Minister. (point d’entrée)

    TEER Category

    TEER Category  means a category representing the level of training, formal education and experience required to gain entry into an occupation, and the responsibilities related to the occupation, as set out in the National Occupational Classification. (catégorie FÉER)

    transporter

    transporter  means

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  4. Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations - SOR/2002-227 (Section 361)
    Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
    Marginal note:Equivalent assessment
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    • 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:

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    • 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,

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    • 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,

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    • 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,

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    • 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,

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  5. Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations - SOR/2002-227 (Section 316)
    Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
    Marginal note:Definitions
    •  (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Part.

      former Regulations

      former Regulations  means the Immigration Regulations, 1978, as enacted by Order in Council P.C. 1978-486 dated February 23, 1978 and registered as SOR/78-172. (ancien règlement)

      Humanitarian Designated Classes Regulations

      Humanitarian Designated Classes Regulations means the Humanitarian Designated Classes Regulations , as enacted by Order in Council P.C. 1997-477 dated April 8, 1997 and registered as SOR/97-183. (Règlement sur les catégories d’immigrants précisées pour des motifs d’ordre humanitaire)

      Immigration Act Fees Regulations

      Immigration Act Fees Regulations means the Immigration Act Fees Regulations, as enacted by Order in Council P.C. 1996-2003 dated December 19, 1996 and registered as SOR/97-22. (Règlement sur les prix à payer — Loi sur l’immigration)

      Refugee Claimants Designated Class Regulations

      Refugee Claimants Designated Class Regulations means the Refugee Claimants Designated Class Regulations, as enacted by Order in Council P.C. 1989-2517 dated December 21, 1989 and registered as SOR/90-40. (Règlement sur la catégorie admissible de demandeurs du statut de réfugié)

    • Interpretation — former Act

      (2) For greater certainty, in this Part former Act has the same meaning as in section 187 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.



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