Temporary Resident Permits (TRPs): Removal orders and immigration warrants

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.

Issuing temporary resident permits to persons under a removal order

Under the IRPA, a foreign national under a removal order may be issued a TRP. In some circumstances, issuing a TRP may be required when enforcement of the removal order is not possible.

Consult with CBSA before issuing the TRP, and/or Case Management Branch, depending on the circumstances.

Individuals named in an immigration warrant

Under section A55 (1) of IRPA, an officer may issue a warrant for the arrest and detention of a permanent resident or a foreign national who the officer has reasonable grounds to believe is inadmissible and is a danger to the public or is unlikely to appear for examination, for an admissibility hearing, for removal from Canada or at a proceeding that could lead to the making of a removal order by the Minister under subsection A44(2) of IRPA.

After a full investigation, if the foreign national cannot be located, a Canada-wide warrant for their arrest is entered in the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) system by the officer conducting the investigation.

When an individual named in a warrant submits an application, CIC must inform CBSA.

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