Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada


Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Version of section 15 from 2012-12-14 to 2024-04-01:

Marginal note:Examination by officer

  •  (1) An officer is authorized to proceed with an examination if a person makes an application to the officer in accordance with this Act or if an application is made under subsection 11(1.01).

  • Marginal note:Provincial criteria

    (2) In the case of a foreign national referred to in subsection 9(1), an examination of whether the foreign national complies with the applicable selection criteria shall be conducted solely on the basis of documents delivered by the province indicating that the competent authority of the province is of the opinion that the foreign national complies with the province’s selection criteria.

  • Marginal note:Inspection

    (3) An officer may board and inspect any means of transportation bringing persons to Canada, examine any person carried by that means of transportation and any record or document respecting that person, seize and remove the record or document to obtain copies or extracts and hold the means of transportation until the inspection and examination are completed.

  • Marginal note:Instructions

    (4) The officer shall conduct the examination in accordance with any instructions that the Minister may give.

  • 2001, c. 27, s. 15
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 310

Date modified: