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Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Version of section 20 from 2013-08-30 to 2021-02-15:


Marginal note:Obligation on entry

  •  (1) Every foreign national, other than a foreign national referred to in section 19, who seeks to enter or remain in Canada must establish,

    • (a) to become a permanent resident, that they hold the visa or other document required under the regulations and have come to Canada in order to establish permanent residence; and

    • (b) to become a temporary resident, that they hold the visa or other document required under the regulations and will leave Canada by the end of the period authorized for their stay.

  • Marginal note:Declaration

    (1.1) A foreign national who is the subject of a declaration made under subsection 22.1(1) must not seek to enter or remain in Canada as a temporary resident.

  • Marginal note:Provincial criteria

    (2) A foreign national referred to in subsection 9(1) must also establish, to become a permanent resident, that they hold a document issued 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.

  • 2001, c. 27, s. 20
  • 2013, c. 16, s. 6
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