Temporary resident permits (TRPs)
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Note: Some Entry/Exit information can be accessed in the GCMS by conducting a query through the application screen. Since February 26, 2019, all land entry and exit records (on all travellers, including Canadian and US citizens) and all air entry records are available. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will start to onboard air carriers between June 2020 and June 2021 to obtain air exit information. As of June 2021, all air exit information will be available through a query in the GCMS. Entry/Exit information can be used to assess residency and to check for overstays. Data collected is point forward and not available for records that predate February 26, 2019.
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
Generally, individuals who do not meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), or who are inadmissible under the IRPA, may be
- refused a permanent resident visa (PRV) or temporary resident visa (TRV) abroad
- refused an electronic travel authorization (eTA)
- reported inadmissible under section A44(1)
- allowed to withdraw their application to enter Canada at a port of entry (POE)
- refused processing within Canada
In some cases, however, an officer may issue a TRP to allow a person who is inadmissible, or who does not meet the requirements of the IRPA, to become a temporary resident (that is, to enter or remain in Canada) if it is justified in the circumstances.
TRPs allow officers to balance the objectives of the IRPA to meet Canada’s social, humanitarian and economic commitments, while maintaining the health and security of Canadians. Learn more about the background and context of TRPs.
- Eligibility and assessment
- Final decisions and issuing permits
- Validity, conditions and cancellation
- Subsequent permits
- Work and study permits
- Applying for permanent residence
- Additional procedures and considerations for
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