Forward Regulatory Plan: 2022-2024
Update outdated fee regulations in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

Enabling Act: Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, 2002


The objective of the initiative is to ensure fee regulations remain current and are reflective of the intent of the fees.

Certain fee regulations made under the Immigration Act were transferred under the authority of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, resulting in outdated fees and fee exemptions that are no longer valid nor applicable. The proposal seeks to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulation section 314 relative to the Immigration Statistical Data fee for amounts charged, definition of the fee and exceptions.

The proposal also includes a thorough review of all fee exception regulations included as part of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations to identify and amend/remove outdated exception clauses.

For example, paragraph 298(2)(c) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations refers to citizens of Costa Rica for a period between May 11 and May 12, 2004.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)

Regulatory cooperation efforts are not required.

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

There are no expected impacts on Canadians or Canadian businesses.


The Department may seek stakeholder comments on the proposed amendments to the Regulations through pre-publication in the Canada Gazette, Part 1.

Departmental Contact information

Yvonne Morkos
Director, Fees and Activity Based Costing, Financial Strategy Branch
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Telephone: 613-437-9239

Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan: October 18, 2020

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