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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

Version of section 240 from 2018-11-02 to 2020-06-28:


Marginal note:When removal order is enforced

  •  (1) A removal order against a foreign national, whether it is enforced by voluntary compliance or by the Minister, is enforced when the foreign national

    • (a) appears before an officer at a port of entry to verify their departure from Canada;

    • (b) obtains a certificate of departure from the Canada Border Services Agency;

    • (c) departs from Canada; and

    • (d) is authorized to enter, other than for purposes of transit, their country of destination.

  • Marginal note:When removal order is enforced by officer outside Canada

    (2) If a foreign national against whom a removal order has not been enforced has departed from Canada and applies outside Canada for a visa, an electronic travel authorization or an authorization to return to Canada, an officer shall enforce the order if, following an examination, the foreign national establishes that they are the person described in the order.

  • Marginal note:When removal order is enforced by officer in Canada

    (3) A removal order against a foreign national is enforced by an officer in Canada when the officer confirms that the foreign national has departed from Canada.

  • Marginal note:Application of subsections (2) and (3)

    (4) For greater certainty, subsections (2) and (3) apply in respect of any removal order made before the day on which those subsections come into force.

  • SOR/2015-77, s. 7
  • SOR/2016-136, s. 12(F)
  • SOR/2017-214, s. 5
  • SOR/2018-232, s. 1
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