One-year window of opportunity

(REF-OVS-7-4)

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

A provision is available to allow a permanent resident, who has been resettled to Canada, to bring a dependent residing abroad to Canada. Specific procedures must be followed when the permanent resident is in Quebec.

One-Year Window – All provinces except Quebec
Processing non-accompanying dependent of permanent resident resettled in any province except Quebec

One-Year Window – Quebec
Processing non-accompanying dependent of permanent resident resettled in Quebec


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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