Temporary public policy for the issuance of permanent resident visas for foreign nationals, who have been refused under the “Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway”
The “Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway” recognized the economic contribution of temporary residents and acknowledges Canada’s ongoing need for skilled immigrants, which has been exacerbated during this exceptional period. While some applicants left Canada during the processing of their applications under this Pathway, their essentials skills and experience continue to be required in the Canadian economy. In addition, this group of applicants have recent ties to Canada and met all the conditions of the “Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway” other than being in Canada at a specific moment in time. This public policy will facilitate the issuance of permanent residence visas for these applicants who were refused for the sole reason of being outside of Canada at the time of final decision, allowing them to return to Canada and for their skills and talents to contribute to the labour market on a permanent basis.
As such, I hereby establish that, pursuant to my authority under section 25.2 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Act), there are sufficient public policy considerations that justify an exemption from provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (Regulations) to foreign nationals who meet the conditions below.
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