Operational Bulletin 231 - September 1, 2010
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
Update to the Designated Country/Territory List
The purpose of this Operational Bulletin is to provide the list of countries/territories that have been added to or removed from the designated country/territory list.
As per the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, Regulation 30(1)(c), individuals who are seeking entry into Canada for a period of greater than six months and who have resided or sojourned, at any time during the one year period immediately preceding the date of seeking entry, for six consecutive months in a designated country/territory, are required to undergo an immigration medical examination.
A designated country/territory is defined as a country/territory with a three year average estimated sputum smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) incidence rate equal to or greater than 15/100,000.
To be considered for removal from the designated country/territory list, a country or territory must remain below the average threshold for three consecutive years.
Countries/Territories Added to the Designated List
The following countries/territories will be added to the designated country/territory list:
Countries/Territories Removed from the Designated List
The following countries/territories will be removed from the designated country/territory list:
Syrian Arab Republic
Tristan Da Cunha
West Bank and Gaza Strip
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