Program delivery update: New mandatory hearings in pre-removal risk assessments (PRRAs) and changes to the PRRA and humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) bars

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

June 21, 2019

The 2019 Budget Implementation Act includes amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). The instructions have been updated to reflect the following changes related to the intake and processing of pre-removal risk assessments (PRRAs), to the intake of applications for permanent residence based on humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) considerations and to the intake of temporary resident permit (TRP) applications:

In addition, in line with the policy change announced May 17, 2019, references to the designated country of origin (DCO) policy have been removed.

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