Program delivery update: Non-optional and non-discretionary travel – COVID-19 program delivery

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

April 29, 2020

New guidance is available to ensure that non-optional and non-discretionary travel are being interpreted as intended under the COVID-19 Orders in Council. This guidance provides multiple examples of how non-optional and non-discretionary travel is to be assessed as part of a temporary residence application under COVID-19.

To provide further clarity to officers, these instructions also include examples of optional or discretionary travel.

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