Removals Resumption Plan

Date Announced:

August 4, 2022


The timely removal of failed claimants plays a critical role in supporting the integrity of Canada’s asylum system. The CBSA has a legal obligation to remove individuals who have no legal right to stay in Canada as soon as possible. On March 17, all scheduled removals were postponed and will continue to be suspended.

However, on August 4, 2020, as part of the Removals Resumption Plan, the CBSA resumed escorted removals of serious inadmissibility cases. Some exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis, whether at ports-of-entry or inland, particularly:
* serious inadmissibility cases
* individuals who approach the CBSA with a request to leave voluntarily

Departments and Agencies:

Canada Border Services Agency

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Parties to immigration proceedings


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