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Public Policy Exempting Certain Out-of-Status Foreign Nationals in Canada from Immigration Requirements: COVID-19 Program Delivery

Date Enacted: July 2020
Country: Canada
Region: North America

A policy was put into place “to exempt foreign nationals from certain requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) if they meet certain conditions.” This policy was subsequently “extended to August 31, 2021” and also “expanded to include foreign nationals who were in Canada from January 30, 2020 to May 31, 2021.” The policy aims, among other things, “to provide eligible foreign nationals who have fallen out of status during the COVID-19 pandemic with more time to restore their temporary resident status.”