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

Regulations are current to 2022-09-22 and last amended on 2022-06-21. Previous Versions

PART 18Loans (continued)

Marginal note:Maximum amount

  •  (1) The maximum amount of advances that may be made under subsection 88(1) of the Act is $250,000,000.

  • Marginal note:Total loans

    (2) The total amount of all loans made under this Part plus accrued interest on those loans shall not at any time exceed the maximum amount of advances prescribed by subsection (1).

Marginal note:Repayment

  •  (1) Subject to section 292, a loan made under section 289 becomes payable

    • (a) in the case of a loan for the purpose of defraying transportation costs, one year after the day on which the person for whose benefit the loan was made enters Canada; and

    • (b) in the case of a loan for any other purpose, one year after the day on which the loan was made.

  • Marginal note:Repayment terms

    (2) Subject to section 292, a loan made under section 289, together with all accrued interest, if applicable, must be repaid in full, in consecutive monthly instalments, within

    • (a) 36 months after the day on which the loan becomes payable, if the amount of the loan is not more than $1,200;

    • (b) 48 months after the day on which the loan becomes payable, if the amount of the loan is more than $1,200 but not more than $2,400;

    • (c) 60 months after the day on which the loan becomes payable, if the amount of the loan is more than $2,400 but not more than $3,600;

    • (d) 72 months after the day on which the loan becomes payable, if the amount of the loan is more than $3,600 but not more than $4,800; and

    • (e) 96 months after the day on which the loan becomes payable, if the amount of the loan is more than $4,800.

  • SOR/2009-163, s. 12(F)
  • SOR/2018-22, s. 2

Marginal note:Deferred repayment

  •  (1) If repaying a loan, in accordance with the requirements of section 291, that was made to a person under section 289 would, by reason of the person’s income, assets and liabilities, cause the person financial hardship, an officer may, to the extent necessary to relieve that hardship but subject to subsection (2), defer the commencement of the repayment of the loan, defer payments on the loan, vary the amount of the payments or extend the repayment period.

  • Marginal note:Maximum extension

    (2) A repayment period shall not be extended beyond

    • (a) an additional 24 months, in the case of a loan referred to in paragraph 289(b); and

    • (b) an additional six months, in the case of any other loan.

  • SOR/2009-163, s. 13(F)

Marginal note:No interest on loan

  •  (1) A loan made under this Part bears no interest as of the day on which this section comes into force.

  • Marginal note:Unpaid loan

    (2) The interest on any loan that has not been repaid before that day continues to accrue until the day preceding that day.

  • SOR/2006-116, s. 1
  • SOR/2018-22, s. 3

PART 19Fees

DIVISION 1General

Marginal note:Interpretation

 In this Part,

  • (a) a fee payable under this Part is payable not per application but for each person in respect of whom an application is made;

  • (b) subject to subsections 295(3), 301(2), 304(2) and 314(3), a fee payable under this Part for processing an application is payable at the time the application is made;

  • (c) subject to subsections 295(4) and 301(3), if the requirement to pay a fee depends on a person’s age or the amount of a fee is calculated in accordance with their age, the age of the person shall be determined as of the day the application in respect of which the fee is payable is made; and

  • (d) the fees set out in subsections 295(1) and 301(1), section 302, subsection 304(1) and section 307 shall be indexed at 09:00:00 a.m. Eastern daylight time on April 30, 2022, and every two years after that on April 30 at that same time, in accordance with the cumulative percentage increase to the Consumer Price Index for Canada, published by Statistics Canada, for the two previous years, rounded to the nearest five dollars.

DIVISION 2Fees for Applications for Authorizations, Visas and Permits

Electronic Travel Authorizations

Marginal note:Fee — $7

  •  (1) A fee of $7 is payable for processing an application for an electronic travel authorization.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) A person whose application for a work permit or study permit or for renewal of a work permit or study permit is considered, as the case may be, under subsection 12.04(5) or (6), to constitute an application for an electronic travel authorization is not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1).

  • SOR/2015-77, s. 8
  • SOR/2017-53, s. 10

Permanent Resident Visas

Marginal note:Permanent resident visa

  •  (1) The following fees are payable for processing an application for a permanent resident visa:

    • (a) if the application is made by a person as a member of the family class

      • (i) in respect of a principal applicant, other than a principal applicant referred to in subparagraph (ii), $475,

      • (ii) in respect of a principal applicant who is a foreign national referred to in any of paragraphs 117(1)(b), (f), (g) or (h), is less than 22 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner, $75,

      • (iii) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a spouse or common-law partner, $550, and

      • (iv) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a dependent child, $150;

    • (b) if the application is made by a person as a member of the Quebec investor class, the Quebec entrepreneur class, the start-up business class, the self-employed persons class or the Quebec self-employed persons class

      • (i) in respect of a principal applicant, $1,575,

      • (ii) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a spouse or common-law partner, $825, and

      • (iii) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a dependent child, $225; and

    • (c) if the application is made by a person as a member of any other class or by a person referred to in section 71

      • (i) in respect of a principal applicant, $825,

      • (ii) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a spouse or common-law partner, $825, and

      • (iii) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a dependent child, $225.

  • Marginal note:Exception — refugees

    (2) The following persons are not required to pay the fees referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) a person who makes an application as a member of the Convention refugees abroad class and the family members included in the member’s application; and

    • (b) a person who makes an application as a member of a humanitarian-protected persons abroad class and the family members included in the member’s application.

  • (2.1) [Repealed, SOR/2019-174, s. 12]

  • (2.2) [Repealed, SOR/2016-316, s. 14]

  • Marginal note:Payment by sponsor

    (3) A fee payable under subsection (1) in respect of a person who makes an application as a member of the family class or their family members

    • (a) is payable, together with the fee payable under subsection 304(1), at the time the sponsor files the sponsorship application; and

    • (b) shall be repaid in accordance with regulations referred to in subsection 20(2) of the Financial Administration Act if, before the processing of the application for a permanent resident visa has begun, the sponsorship application is withdrawn by the sponsor.

  • Marginal note:Age

    (4) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), the age of the person in respect of whom the application is made shall be determined as of the day the sponsorship application is filed.

  • SOR/2003-383, s. 6
  • SOR/2005-61, s. 7
  • SOR/2009-163, s. 15
  • SOR/2011-222, s. 7
  • SOR/2014-133, s. 10
  • SOR/2016-316, s. 14
  • SOR/2017-60, s. 4
  • SOR/2018-72, s. 7
  • SOR/2019-174, s. 12
  • SOR/2020-45, s. 2

Temporary Resident Visas

Marginal note:Single or multiple entry — $100

  •  (1) A fee of $100 is payable for processing an application for a temporary resident visa to enter Canada one or more times.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) The following persons are not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) a properly accredited diplomat, consular officer, representative or official of a country other than Canada, of the United Nations or any of its agencies or of any intergovernmental organization of which Canada is a member, the members of the suite of such a person and the family members of such a person;

    • (b) a member of the armed forces of a country that is a designated state for the purposes of the Visiting Forces Act, including a person who has been designated as a civilian component of that visiting force under paragraph 4(c) of that Act, and their family members;

    • (c) a person who is a member of the clergy, a member of a religious order or a lay person who is to assist a congregation or a group in the achievement of its spiritual goals, if the duties to be performed by the person are to consist mainly of preaching doctrine, presiding at liturgical functions or spiritual counselling, and their family members;

    • (d) persons, other than a group of performing artists and their staff, who apply at the same time and place for a work permit or a study permit;

    • (e) a person who is seeking to enter Canada

      • (i) for the purpose of attending a meeting hosted by the Government of Canada, an organization of the United Nations or the Organization of American States, as a participant,

      • (ii) for the purpose of attending a meeting as a representative of the Organization of American States or the Caribbean Development Bank, or

      • (iii) for the purpose of attending a meeting hosted by the Government of Canada, an organization of the United Nations or the Organization of American States, at the invitation of the Government of Canada;

    • (f) a person who is seeking to enter Canada as a competitor, coach, judge, team official, medical staff member or member of a national or international sports organizing body participating in the Pan-American Games, when held in Canada, or as a performer participating in a festival associated with any of those Games; and

    • (g) a person who is seeking to enter Canada for a period of less than 48 hours and who is

      • (i) travelling by transporter’s vehicle to a destination other than Canada, or

      • (ii) transiting through or stopping over in Canada for refuelling or for the continuation of their journey in another transporter’s vehicle.

    • (h) [Repealed, SOR/2014-19, s. 2]

  • Marginal note:Maximum fee — family

    (3) The total amount of fees payable under subsection (1) by an applicant and their family members who apply together and at the same time must not exceed $500.

 [Repealed, SOR/2014-19, s. 3]

Temporary Resident Permits

Marginal note:Fee — $200

  •  (1) A fee of $200 is payable for processing an application for a temporary resident permit.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) The following persons are not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) a person referred to in subsection 295(2) or any of paragraphs 296(2)(c) and (d), 299(2)(a), (b), (d) to (f) and (h) to (k) and 300(2)(f) to (i);

    • (a.1) a properly accredited diplomat, consular officer, representative or official of a country other than Canada, of the United Nations or any of its agencies or of any intergovernmental organization of which Canada is a member, the members of the suite of such a person and the family members of such a person;

    • (a.2) a member of the armed forces of a country that is a designated state for the purposes of the Visiting Forces Act, including a person who has been designated as a civilian component of that visiting force under paragraph 4(c) of that Act, and their family members;

    • (a.3) a person whose work in Canada would create or maintain reciprocal employment for Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada in other countries and who is a family member of a person referred to in subparagraph 299(2)(g)(iii);

    • (b) a person in respect of whom an application for a permanent resident visa, an application to remain in Canada as a permanent resident, or an application under subsection 25(1) of the Act is pending, or in respect of whom a decision under subsection 25.1(1) or 25.2(1) of the Act is pending;

    • (c) a citizen of Costa Rica seeking to enter and remain in Canada during the period beginning on May 11, 2004 and ending on May 12, 2004, if the person does not hold a temporary resident visa but is not otherwise inadmissible;

    • (d) a person who is seeking to enter Canada

      • (i) for the purpose of attending a meeting hosted by the Government of Canada, an organization of the United Nations or the Organization of American States, as a participant,

      • (ii) for the purpose of attending a meeting as a representative of the Organization of American States or the Caribbean Development Bank, or

      • (iii) for the purpose of attending a meeting hosted by the Government of Canada, an organization of the United Nations or the Organization of American States, at the invitation of the Government of Canada; and

    • (e) a person who, while they are in transit to Canada, ceases to be exempt under paragraph 190(1)(a) from the requirement for a temporary resident visa, if, during the first 48 hours after they cease to be exempt from that requirement, they seek to enter and remain in Canada and are inadmissible to Canada for the sole reason that they do not have a temporary resident visa.

  • SOR/2003-197, s. 3
  • SOR/2004-111, s. 2
  • SOR/2004-167, s. 71
  • SOR/2010-121, s. 2
  • SOR/2010-252, s. 2

Work Permits

Marginal note:Fee — $155

  •  (1) A fee of $155 is payable for processing an application for a work permit.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) The following persons are not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) a person in Canada who has made a refugee claim that has not yet been determined by the Refugee Protection Division, and their family members;

    • (b) a person in Canada on whom refugee protection has been conferred, and their family members;

    • (c) a person who is a member of the Convention refugees abroad class or a member of a humanitarian-protected persons abroad class, and their family members;

    • (d) a person who holds a study permit and is temporarily destitute, as described in paragraph 208(a);

    • (e) a person whose work in Canada is designated under subparagraph 205(c)(i);

    • (f) a person who works in Canada for a Canadian religious or charitable organization, without remuneration;

    • (g) a person whose work in Canada would create or maintain reciprocal employment for Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada in other countries and who is a family member of

      • (i) a properly accredited diplomat, consular officer, representative or official of a country other than Canada, of the United Nations or any of its agencies or of any intergovernmental organization of which Canada is a member,

      • (ii) a member of the armed forces of a country that is a designated state for the purposes of the Visiting Forces Act, including a person who has been designated as a civilian component of that visiting force under paragraph 4(c) of that Act, or

      • (iii) an officer of a foreign government sent, under an exchange agreement between Canada and one or more countries, to take up duties with a federal or provincial agency;

    • (h) a person who works in Canada under an agreement entered into with a country by Canada or by or on behalf of a province, that provides for reciprocal employment opportunities of an artistic, cultural or educational nature;

    • (i) a person whose work in Canada is pursuant to an international student or young workers reciprocal employment program;

    • (j) a person who works in Canada as an officer of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service or of United States Customs carrying out pre-inspection duties, as an American member of the International Joint Commission or as a United States grain inspector, and their family members;

    • (k) a United States Government official in possession of an official United States passport who is assigned to a temporary posting in Canada, and their family members; and

    • (l) a person described in section 207.1.

  • Marginal note:Maximum fee — group

    (3) The total amount of fees payable under subsection (1) by a group of three or more persons consisting of performing artists and their staff who apply together and at the same time for a work permit is $465.

 
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