Program delivery update – May 17, 2016

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.

Update to the instructions on charitable or religious work

Summary

Two clarifications were made to the changes in the program delivery instructions (PDIs) provided on April 15, 2016.

These instructions clarify that it is not mandatory that the temporary worker be part of or share the beliefs of the particular religious community where they will work. The primary duties of the temporary worker should reflect a particular religious objective, such as providing religious instruction or promoting a particular faith.

In addition, a more generic definition of “camp with a charitable purpose” has been provided: “camps that have a charitable purpose, such as providing programs and services to children and youth who have physical or mental disabilities or who are economically disadvantaged”.

Updated instructions

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