Policies, ministerial instructions, and agreements

Interim Federal Health Program Policy

The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provides limited, temporary, coverage of health-care benefits to protected persons, refugee claimants, and other specified groups who are not eligible for provincial or territorial health insurance.

Public policies

Ministerial instructions

The 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.

Operational manuals

See IRCC manuals and operational bulletins or read related questions and answers.



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