Policies, ministerial instructions, and agreements

Public policies

Find information about IRCC’s public policies.

Ministerial instructions

The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) of 2002 provides the legislative authority for Canada’s immigration program. IRPA contains various provisions that allow the Minister to issue special Instructions to immigration officers to enable the Government of Canada to best attain its immigration goals.


Find information about agreements between Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and other departments and governments.


Guidelines for the Negative Discretion Authority


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