Resettlement: 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.

All refugees are assessed to ensure they do not pose a dangerous threat to the safety, security or health of Canada. However, due to their circumstances, refugees are not penalized if they provide false information.

Medical assessment
How to assess if medical issue exists that is relevant to resettlement decision.

Misrepresentation in the resettlement context
How misrepresentation is to be assessed in the resettlement context. See instructions:

Criminality assessment
How to assess if criminal conviction exists that is relevant to resettlement decision.

Inadmissible family members
How to assess if and when an inadmissible family member is relevant to resettlement decision.

Security assessment
Procedures available through the manual, Immigration Control – Chapter 1: Security (IC1).

Cases for priority or special processing
Considerations for assessing and processing special or priority case groups. Includes cases referred for urgent protection, vulnerable cases, public policies, applicants who are persecuted on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity expression (SOGIE-LGBTQI) and other groups requiring special attention.

Resettlement: Program delivery partners – roles and responsibilities
Key partners within and outside of IRCC and their respective responsibilities regarding resettlement.

For other processing stages, refer to:

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