Right of Permanent Residence Fees Remission Order
P.C. 2009-1753 2009-10-22
Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, considering that it is in the public interest to do so, on the recommendation of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and the Treasury Board, pursuant to subsection 23(2.1)Footnote a of the Financial Administration ActFootnote b, hereby makes the annexed Right of Permanent Residence Fees Remission Order.
1 The following definitions apply in this Order.
- Canadian mission worker
Canadian mission worker means a citizen and resident of Afghanistan who directly supports the Canadian mission in Kandahar province, either
(a) as an employee or independent contractor of a department or agency of the federal public administration; or
(b) as an employee or independent contractor of a person or entity that has entered into a contract with a department or agency of the federal public administration. (travailleur de la mission canadienne)
- common-law partner
common-law partner has the same meaning as in subsection 1(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. (conjoint de fait)
JRC means the Joint Referral Committee, established by the federal public administration and composed of senior officials of the federal public administration. (CMR)
spouse means a person who is considered to be a spouse under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. (époux)
- SI/2012-21, s. 1
2 Remission is granted, to persons who meet the conditions set out in section 3, of the fees paid or payable under subsection 303(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations for the acquisition of permanent resident status.
3 The remission is granted on the condition that
(a) the person
(i) is or was a Canadian mission worker who carried out their duties in Kandahar province for at least 12 months, consecutive or not, since October 9, 2007 and, due to that work,
(A) faces extraordinary and individualized risk, or
(B) has suffered a non-accidental or non-natural injury that resulted in risk to their life or that prevents them from working,
(ii) is a citizen and resident of Afghanistan and is the spouse or common-law partner of a person described in subparagraph (i), or
(iii) is a citizen and resident of Afghanistan and is the spouse or common-law partner of a Canadian mission worker who carried out their duties in Kandahar province for at least 12 months, consecutive or not, since October 9, 2007 and who suffered a non-accidental or non-natural death due to that work;
(b) an application is submitted to the JRC, using the form provided by the federal public administration, on or before December 31, 2011;
(c) the JRC confirms the employment or contractual relationship of the Canadian mission worker named in the application and any claims of risk, injury and death;
(d) the person’s immigration application is approved by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration; and
(e) at the request of the JRC or the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, the person provides any additional evidence or information that is required to demonstrate that they meet the conditions of this Order.
- SI/2012-21, s. 2
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