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.
- Temporary public policy regarding requests to process children aged 19 to 21 as dependants
- Public policy facilitating entry into Canada for short-term work
- Public policy concerning foreign nationals in Canada affected by the wildfires in British Columbia
- Public policy to exempt applicants for permanent residence from certain age-based requirements between invitation to apply and application
- Temporary public policy to facilitate the sponsorship of Syrian and Iraqi refugees by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors – Archived
- Temporary public policy concerning the application of the cumulative duration limit
- Public policy concerning individuals refused post-graduation work permit access between September 1, 2014 to March 15, 2016 – Archived
- Temporary public policy concerning failed refugee claimants subject to the 12-month bar on requests for humanitarian and compassionate consideration following the lifting of the temporary suspension of removals (TSR) on Haiti and Zimbabwe – Archived
- Public policy concerning economic class permanent residence applicants and express entry candidates whose language proficiency cannot be tested in all four language skill areas due to a physical or mental disability
- Public policy concerning work permit requirement exemptions for caregivers
- Temporary public policy concerning Tibetans living in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India
- Public Policy Under A25(1) of IRPA to Facilitate Processing in accordance with the Regulations of the Spouse or Common-law Partner in Canada Class
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.
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