Temporary Resident Permits (TRPs)

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.

Normally, persons who do not meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) are:

  • refused permanent resident or temporary resident visas abroad;
  • refused Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA);
  • denied entry at a port of entry; or
  • refused processing within Canada.

In some cases, however, there may be compelling reasons for an officer to issue a TRP to allow a person who does not meet the requirements of the Act to enter or remain in Canada.

TRPs allow officers to respond to exceptional circumstances 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 the TRP.




Admission to Canada

In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements for the temporary resident category under which they have applied, applicants will require either a visa or an electronic travel authorization (if they are visa-exempt).

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