Marginal note:Status document
31. (1) A permanent resident and a protected person shall be provided with a document indicating their status.
(2) For the purposes of this Act, unless an officer determines otherwise
(a) a person in possession of a status document referred to in subsection (1) is presumed to have the status indicated; and
(b) a person who is outside Canada and who does not present a status document indicating permanent resident status is presumed not to have permanent resident status.
Marginal note:Travel document
(3) A permanent resident outside Canada who is not in possession of a status document indicating permanent resident status shall, following an examination, be issued a travel document if an officer is satisfied that
(a) they comply with the residency obligation under section 28;
(b) an officer has made the determination referred to in paragraph 28(2)(c); or
(c) they were physically present in Canada at least once within the 365 days before the examination and they have made an appeal under subsection 63(4) that has not been finally determined or the period for making such an appeal has not yet expired.
Refugee Travel Document
Marginal note:Designated foreign national
31.1 For the purposes of Article 28 of the Refugee Convention, a designated foreign national whose claim for refugee protection or application for protection is accepted is lawfully staying in Canada only if they become a permanent resident or are issued a temporary resident permit under section 24.
- 2012, c. 17, s. 16.
32. The regulations may provide for any matter relating to the application of sections 27 to 31, may define, for the purposes of this Act, the terms used in those sections, and may include provisions respecting
(a) classes of temporary residents, such as students and workers;
(b) selection criteria for each class of foreign national and for their family members, and the procedures for evaluating all or some of those criteria;
(c) anything referred to in paragraph (b) for which a decision or recommendation may or must be made by a designated person, institution or organization;
(d) the conditions that must or may be imposed, varied or cancelled, individually or by class, on permanent residents and foreign nationals, including conditions respecting work or study;
(d.1) the conditions that must or may be imposed, individually or by class, on individ- uals and entities — including employers and educational institutions — in respect of permanent residents and foreign nationals, or that must or may be varied or cancelled;
(d.2) the power to inspect, including the power to require documents to be provided for inspection, for the purpose of verifying compliance with the conditions imposed under paragraphs (d) and (d.1);
(d.3) the consequences of a failure to comply with the conditions referred to in paragraphs (d) and (d.1);
(e) the residency obligation under section 28, including rules for calculating applicable days and periods; and
(f) the circumstances in which a document indicating status or a travel document may or must be issued, renewed or revoked.
- 2001, c. 27, s. 32;
- 2012, c. 19, s. 705;
- 2013, c. 16, s. 37.
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