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Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Version of section 5 from 2012-06-29 to 2024-05-01:

Marginal note:Regulations

  •  (1) Except as otherwise provided, the Governor in Council may make any regulation that is referred to in this Act or that prescribes any matter whose prescription is referred to in this Act.

  • Marginal note:Application

    (1.1) Regulations made under this Act that apply in respect of sponsorship applications or applications for permanent or temporary resident visas, permanent or temporary resident status or work or study permits may, if they so provide, apply in respect of any such applications that are pending on the day on which the regulations are made, other than

    • (a) applications to become a permanent resident made in Canada by protected persons; and

    • (b) applications for permanent resident visas made by persons referred to in subsection 99(2) and sponsorship applications made in respect of those applications.

  • Marginal note:Tabling and referral of proposed regulations

    (2) The Minister shall cause a copy of each proposed regulation made under sections 17, 32, 53, 61, 87.2, 102, 116, 150 and 150.1 to be laid before each House of Parliament, and each House shall refer the proposed regulation to the appropriate Committee of that House.

  • Marginal note:Alteration of proposed regulation

    (3) A proposed regulation that has been laid before each House of Parliament under subsection (2) does not need to be so laid again, whether or not it has been altered.

  • Marginal note:Making of regulations

    (4) The Governor in Council may make the regulation at any time after the proposed regulation has been laid before each House of Parliament under subsection (2).

  • 2001, c. 27, s. 5
  • 2004, c. 15, s. 70
  • 2008, c. 3, s. 2
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 702

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