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

Regulations are current to 2023-09-19 and last amended on 2023-06-22. Previous Versions

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  •  (1) A work permit may be issued under section 200 to a foreign national in Canada who cannot support themself without working, if the foreign national

    • (a) has made a claim for refugee protection that has been referred to the Refugee Protection Division but has not been determined; or

    • (b) is subject to an unenforceable removal order.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Despite subsection (1), a work permit must not be issued to a claimant referred to in subsection 111.1(2) of the Act unless at least 180 days have elapsed since their claim was referred to the Refugee Protection Division.

  • SOR/2012-252, s. 2
  • SOR/2014-139, s. 6(F)
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