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

Regulations are current to 2017-06-05 and last amended on 2017-05-05. Previous Versions

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

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

  • SOR/2005-63, s. 1;
  • SOR/2010-121, s. 1;
  • SOR/2014-19, s. 2.

 [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; and

    • (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.

  • Marginal note:Maximum fee

    (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 at the same time and place for a work permit is $465.

  • SOR/2010-121, s. 3(F);
  • SOR/2011-222, s. 8;
  • SOR/2014-19, s. 4;
  • SOR/2015-25, s. 4(E).
 
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