Program delivery update: Clarifying partner notification for HIV-positive cases
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
September 13, 2019
The instructions for HIV-positive cases have been updated to include justification for the partner notification procedure.
The following note has been added under the “Interview with a visa or immigration officer” section:
Note: IRCC attests that this policy is not intended to inflict unnecessary hardship on applicants or sponsors. Rather, it is a measure to protect the health and safety of the spouses and partners (residing in Canada) of applicants in the family and dependent refugee classes who test positive for HIV.
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