Description of the objective
Inadmissible persons may be issued a removal order. If an individual fails to confirm departure with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the removal order may remain unenforced. Currently, a removal order can only be enforced by an officer outside of Canada in very limited circumstances. Regulatory amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations are being considered to expand officer authority to enforce a removal order where the person concerned is confirmed to be outside of Canada.
Enabling Act: Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
Indication of business impacts
There are no expected business impacts.
Public consultation opportunities
Initial public consultations on the proposed regulatory amendments were undertaken in summer 2017 via an online consultation that was posted on the CBSA and Consulting with Canadians websites. Various key stakeholders were notified and invited to provide comments, including:
- The Canadian Bar Association
- The Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants
- Association québécoise des avocats et avocates en droit de l'immigration
- The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
- Canadian Council for Refugees
- National Association of Women and the Law
In addition, the proposed regulations were pre-published in Part I of the Canada Gazette on May 19, 2018. The public was given a 30-day period to provide comments on the proposed amendments. No comments were received.
Richard St. Marseille
Canada Border Services Agency
- Government-wide Administrative Burden Baseline counts
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
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