Forward Regulatory Plan: 2018-2020
Removal Orders and Immigration Document Invalidation

Description of the objective

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is developing proposed amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations to automatically invalidate certain immigration documents (temporary resident visas, electronic travel authorizations (eTAs) and temporary resident permits) in cases where the holder of the document is issued a removal order that becomes enforceable. Removal orders become enforceable when various conditions are met.

These regulatory changes will create a consistency with the current automatic invalidation regulations for work and study permits that exist when removal orders become enforceable. These changes promote program integrity and streamline the admissibility determination process.

Enabling Act: Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Indication of business impacts

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Public consultations on the proposed regulatory amendments will be undertaken with the following groups in the 2018‒2019 fiscal year:

Public consultations will also be available via the Consulting with Canadians website as well as the Canada Border Services Agency website.

Departmental Contact

Richard St. Marseille
Programs Branch
Canada Border Services Agency
Tel: 613-954-3923

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