Temporary Resident Permits
Under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, a foreign national (a person who is not a permanent resident or citizen of Canada) is considered inadmissible to Canada if they have a criminal conviction for which no pardon has been issued, or if they have a medical condition that would cause excessive demand on the health or social services of Canada. A Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) provides a remedy to this issue.
Persons who are inadmissible seek permission to be in Canada by applying for a TRP. Applicants must state why they qualify for a TRP. In many cases, applicants point to the existence of strong humanitarian and compassionate considerations for the reasons they are seeking a TRP, such as close family connections in Canada, required attendance in Canada for a particular event, inability to leave Canada if already in Canada, or any other compelling reason. Therefore, a TRP application requests an exemption to the rule that inadmissible persons cannot enter and/or remain in Canada.
A TRP application must be carefully prepared with attention to details. An applicant may be interviewed by an immigration officer. The ability to conduct oneself well at an interview requires thorough preparation. All evidence in support of a TRP application must be properly presented, in the event the application is refused and the applicant decides to challenge such refusal in the Federal Court of Canada.
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