Transition table

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.

The transition table below illustrates at a high level where you can find content now.

General visa requirements
General visa requirements
Chapter/OB number New title/location

OP11 - Policies
Section 5: Departmental policy
Section 7: Documents required

IR1 Section 3
Countries Designated for the purposes of the Visiting Forces Act

  1. Visitors
  2. What is a TR visa (TRV)?
OP11 – Types of visas
Diplomatic and official visas (Section 17, Appendix A)
Section 19: Courtesy visas
Section 20: Facilitation visas
Super visas
  1. Visitors
  2. Types of visas
OP11 Procedures on:
Sections 7, 11 - Documents required, medical requirements
  1. Visitors
  2. Intake: process for applying

OP11 Procedures on:
Admissibility, medical, duration, dual intent, fees, processing procedures, refusals Sections 5, 8, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 23,
Appendix E (organ donors)

OP1, section 21
Visas and work permits

IP6

  • section 5.10 Immigration warrant
  • section 5.2 Dual intent
  1. Visitors
  2. Processing: eligibility / admissibility
OP11 Procedures on:
Extensions, implied status, restoration, refusals
Sections 5, 24
  1. Visitors
  2. Validity, extensions and restoration of status
OP11
Processing fees
  1. (Administration)
  2. Fees and cost recovery
  3. Immigration fees and procedures

OB 223C
Transition of the China Transit Trial into the China Transit Program

OB 391
Fee exemption for TR permits issued to foreign nationals in the Transit without Visa Program, the China Transit Trial and Emergency Landing Situations

  1. Visitors
  2.  What is a TR visa (TRV)?
  3. China Transit Program (CTP)

Or

  1. (Administration)
  2. Fees and cost recovery
  3. Immigration fees and procedures
OB 306
Long Term Multiple-entry Visas
  1. Visitors
  2. Types of visas
  3. Three types of visas

Or

  1. Visitors
  2. Processing
  3. Guidelines for issuing single-entry or multiple-entry visas
OB 357
Parents and Grandparents Extended Stay Temporary Resident Visa (Super Visa) and Authorized Period of Extended Stay
  1. Visitors
  2. Types of visas
  3. Super visa
Temporary resident permits
Temporary resident permits
Chapter/section New title/location

OP20/IP1, section 3: The Act and Regulations

OP20/ IP1, section 4: Instruments and delegations

Legal references related to Temporary Residents
OP20 and IP1, section 6: definitions Terms and definitions related to temporary residents

OP 20, section 5.22: Annual report to parliament
OP20/IP1, section 1: What this chapter is about

Background and purpose

OP20/ IP1, section 5.1: Purpose of temporary resident permits
IP 1, section 8: How inland offices become aware of inadmissibility
IP1, section 18.2: Loss of temporary resident status

Intake

OP20, section 5.6: Persons eligible for TRP
IP1, section 5.5: Persons eligible for TRP
IP1, section 5.6: Issuance of TRP to persons under a removal order
OP20/ IP1, section 5.7: Factors to consider when issuing or extending a permit
OP20/IP1, section 5.8: Assessment of need and risk
OP20, section 5. 9: Provincial health insurance coverage
IP 1, section 5.4/ OP 20, section 5.5: Inadmissibility
IP1, section 14.3, and section 5.12 Provincial health insurance coverage
IP1, section 5.14: Conditions and obligations that apply to TRP holders
OP20, section 5.13: Conditions and obligations that apply to TRP holders
IP1, section 12: Procedure: decision criteria: Temporary entry
IP1, section 13.1: Risk assessment
IP1, section 15.1: Other inadmissibility or violation, Risk assessment – cases inadmissible for reasons
other than those of a medical or criminal nature
IP1, section 15.3: Determining if criminal inadmissibility is minor
OP 20, section 11: Inadmissible cases other than health or criminal
IP1, section 18.3: Restoration of status
IP1, section 18.1: A44(1) reports: if a decision is made not to refer to an admissibility hearing
IP1, section 18.4: Sponsor, host or employer in Canada is not reputable
IP1, section 18.7: Applicants with minor crimes who may be deemed rehabilitated
OP 20, section 8: Procedure: decision criteria

  1. Processing
  2. Eligibility and assessment

OP20, section 5.11: Interviews
IP 1,section 5.9: Interviews

Interviews and interpreters

OP20, sections 5.14 and 17: Cost recovery
IP1, section 9, Procedure: Cost recovery

Fees and cost recovery

IP 1, section 5.10: Concurrence of decision
OP 20, section 5.12: Concurrence of decision
OP 20, section 9: Procedure: Inadmissibility on health grounds
IP1, section 13: Inadmissibility on health grounds
OP20, section 10: Procedure: criminal inadmissibility
IP 1, section 14: Procedure: criminal inadmissibility
OP 20, section 12: Procedure: recommendation and case summary (inadmissibility)
OP20, section 5.21: Security, human rights violations, serious criminality or organized crime
IP1, section 12.3: National interest cases
OP20 5.16. National interest cases
IP1, section 11.2: Serious criminality: temporary entry
IP1, section 18.6: Frequent travellers who have not applied for rehabilitation
IP1, section 20: Convention refugees in Canada
OP20, section 11: Inadmissible cases other than health or criminal
OP20, section 13: Retaining information: criminal inadmissibility

  1. Processing
  2. Additional procedures and considerations

IP 1, section 11.1: Case summary and recommendations: temporary entry
OP20, section 15: Negative decisions
OP 20, section 16: Procedure: issuing the counterfoil and arranging for the issuance of the temporary resident permit at the port of entry
OP 20, section 16.3: Procedure: how many permits

IP 1, sections 17.1-17.4: Procedure: Communicating decisions and issuing temporary resident permits
OP20, section 16.8: Letter of introduction provided by the visa office
OP20, section 16.7: Verification of departure

  1. Processing
  2. Final decisions and issuing the TRP

OP20 section 5.4. Validity of a temporary resident permit
IP1, section 5.3: Validity of a temporary resident permit
IP 1, section 11.4: Period of validity for temporary entry

IP1 section 23: Procedure: cancellation of a temporary resident permit
OP20, section 5.17: Cancellation
OP20, section 16.4: Procedure: validity of permit
IP1, section 5.3: Validity of a TRP
OP20, section 16.5: Authorization to re-enter Canada
IP1, section 17.5: Leaving and re-entering Canada

  1. Processing
  2. Conditions, validity and cancelling TRPs

IP 1, section 26: Work and study permits

  1. Processing
  2. Work permits and study permits

IP1, section 19: Permit extensions and section 5.16: Extensions
OP 20, section 16.6: Extensions

  1. Processing
  2. Subsequent TRPs

IP1, section 16: Victims of human trafficking
IP1, Appendix H: Interview questions and tips
IP1, Appendix I: Public policy concerning payment of application fees for victims of trafficking

  1. Processing
  2. Additional procedures and considerations
  3. Victims of human trafficking

IP1, section 20: Eligibility for permanent resident status: protected temporary residents class
IP1, section 21: Eligibility for permanent resident status: permit holder class
IP1, section 5.18: Granting of permanent residence to members of the permit holder class
IP1, section 5.19: Ineligibility for permanent residence
OP 20, section 5.18: Granting of permanent residence to members of the permit holder class
OP 20, section 5.19: Permit holder class and accompanying family members
OP 20, section 5.20: Break in continuity of residence
IP 1, section 5.15: Break in continuity

Applications for permanent residence

IP1, section 5.2: Authority to issue a temporary resident permit
IP1, section 5.11: Accountability
OP20
OP 20, section 5.2: Accountability
IP1, section 5.2/OP 20, section 5.3: Authority to issue a TRP
IP 1, section 5.13/ OP 20,section 5.10: Third-party information
IP1, section 10: Procedure: Interviews: temporary entry and permanent resident status
OP 20, section 16.1: Coding inadmissible class
OP 20, section 16.2: Type of case
IP1, Appendix D: Type of case codes
IP1, section 24: Lost or stolen permits

Administration
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