Program delivery update: COVID-19 – Temporary residents in Canada unable to depart Canada

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

February 5, 2021

The instructions have been updated to include additional factors that officers should take into consideration when processing applications for temporary residents who are unable to depart Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the availability of commercial flights and whether international airspace is open.

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