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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

Version of section 156 from 2010-09-23 to 2020-06-17:


Marginal note:Ineligibility to be a party to a sponsorship

  •  (1) The following persons are ineligible to be a party to a sponsorship:

    • (a) a person who has been convicted in Canada of the offence of murder or an offence set out in Schedule I or II to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, regardless of whether it was prosecuted by indictment, if a period of five years has not elapsed since the completion of the person’s sentence;

    • (b) a person who has been convicted of an offence outside Canada that, if committed in Canada, would constitute an offence referred to in paragraph (a), if a period of five years has not elapsed since the completion of the person’s sentence imposed under a foreign law;

    • (c) a person who is in default of any support payment obligations ordered by a court;

    • (d) a person who is subject to a removal order;

    • (e) a person who is subject to a revocation proceeding under the Citizenship Act; and

    • (f) a person who is detained in any penitentiary, jail, reformatory or prison.

  • Marginal note:Exception if pardoned

    (2) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(a), a sponsorship application may not be refused on the basis of a conviction in respect of which a pardon has been granted and has not ceased to have effect or been revoked under the Criminal Records Act, or in respect of which there has been a final determination of an acquittal.

  • SOR/2010-195, s. 14
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