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

Regulations are current to 2022-05-02 and last amended on 2022-04-26. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in the Act and in these Regulations.

    common-law partner

    common-law partner means, in relation to a person, an individual who is cohabiting with the person in a conjugal relationship, having so cohabited for a period of at least one year. (conjoint de fait)

    excessive demand

    excessive demand means

    • (a) a demand on health services or social services for which the anticipated costs exceed triple the average Canadian per capita health services and social services costs over a period of five consecutive years following the most recent medical examination required under paragraph 16(2)(b) of the Act; or

    • (b) a demand on health services or social services that would add to existing waiting lists and would increase morbidity or the mortality rate in Canada as a result of an inability to provide timely services to Canadian citizens or permanent residents. (fardeau excessif)

    health services

    health services means any health services – including the provision of devices related to the services, laboratory services and the supply of pharmaceuticals – for which more than half of the funds are contributed by governments, either directly or through publicly funded agencies. (services de santé)

    social services

    social services means residential or institutional care, including the provision of devices related to the care, that is recommended by a health professional and for which more than half of the funds are contributed by governments, either directly or through publicly funded agencies. (services sociaux)

    student

    student[Repealed, SOR/2014-14, s. 1]

    studies

    studies[Repealed, SOR/2014-14, s. 1]

    study permit

    study permit[Repealed, SOR/2014-14, s. 1]

  • Marginal note:Interpretation — common-law partner

    (2) For the purposes of the Act and these Regulations, an individual who has been in a conjugal relationship with a person for at least one year but is unable to cohabit with the person, due to persecution or any form of penal control, shall be considered a common-law partner of the person.

  • Definition of family member

    (3) For the purposes of the Act, other than section 12 and paragraph 38(2)(d), and for the purposes of these Regulations, other than paragraph 7.1(3)(a) and sections 159.1 and 159.5, family member in respect of a person means

    • (a) the spouse or common-law partner of the person;

    • (b) a dependent child of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; and

    • (c) a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph (b).

  • SOR/2004-217, s. 1
  • SOR/2009-163, s. 1(E)
  • SOR/2012-154, s. 1
  • SOR/2014-14, s. 1
  • SOR/2014-140, s. 1(F)
  • SOR/2015-77, s. 1
  • SOR/2022-39, s. 1
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