Protected persons: Processing applications for permanent residence - Positive decisions on admissibility

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

Confirmation of Permanent Residence

Protected persons and their family members in Canada and abroad who meet all requirements can be granted permanent residence.

The CPC-M will input the permanent residence information into the Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) document so that the IRCC may proceed to grant permanent residence to the applicant and any family members in Canada.

A protected person who has been determined to be a Convention refugee by the IRB does not require a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ), although one is usually issued. Other protected persons residing in Quebec do require a CSQ in order to be granted permanent residence.

The local IRCC will follow the usual procedures for printing the COPR and scheduling the landing appointment. They will also notify the visa office if there are overseas family members included on the application so that visas may be issued.

Learn more about the processing of a Confirmation of Permanent Resident document.

The family member of a protected person in Canada is not automatically a protected person and is not accorded the same protection as a protected person once in Canada. Family members need to be determined as protected persons in their own right to gain that status.

A family member who is subsequently reported under A44(1), found as described and issued a removal order, may be removed from Canada if they are not a protected person in their own right.

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