Temporary public policy for foreign nationals directly affected by the floods in British Columbia

Date Announced:

November 15, 2021

Active Period:

This policy applies to those foreign nationals who had immigration documents lost or destroyed in the floods in affected areas of British Columbia and who held valid temporary resident status on November 15, 2021 which expires before May 31, 2022.


The objective of this public policy is to exempt foreign nationals in British Columbia that were directly affected by the floods and who held valid temporary resident status in Canada when the flooding began from the requirement to pay the fees associated with the re-issuance of temporary resident status documents, fees for applications to extend or restore their status as temporary residents, renew work or study permits and, where applicable, the fees for the provision of services in relation to the collection of biometric information. The objective is also to provide those affected by the floods with more time to restore their temporary resident status, if needed.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Temporary residents


British Columbia | out-of-status

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