Making a final decision – Out-of-status construction workers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

The following updated instructions took effect on July 30, 2021.

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Approving the application

When all requirements are met, officers should

The local IRCC office

The visa office issues COPRs and permanent resident visas where required to eligible dependent children living abroad.

Refusing the application

All refused applicants must be provided with a formal refusal letter. When a case is refused, the processing office must do all the following:

Withdrawal of applications

In cases where an applicant requests to withdraw their application, an immigration officer must

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