Pathway to permanent residence: In-Canada families of Canadian victims of recent air disasters – Making a final decision

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

This section includes information on finalizing the application.

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Approving the application

When all requirements are met, IRCC will do the following:

If the applicant is a refugee claimant

As a final condition, applicants who are successful under this public policy and who have a claim for refugee protection or a pending refugee appeal are required to withdraw their refugee claim or refugee appeal to the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).

Before rendering a final decision for the applicant and any in-Canada accompanying family members, IRCC will

Once IRCC receives confirmation of the withdrawal, the department may proceed with the granting of permanent resident status.

Should the individual decide not to withdraw or discontinue their claim or appeal, these processes will proceed and their application for permanent residence under the public policy will be refused (see Refusing the application).

Refusing the application

If the officer determines that the applicant has not met all the eligibility or admissibility requirements, the officer should refuse the case.

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

IRCC will also

Withdrawal of applications under the public policy

In cases where an applicant requests to withdraw their application under the public policy, IRCC will

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