Temporary Resident Permit

Temporary Resident Permit (TRP)

When to make a TRP: The Temporary Resident Permit (TRP)​ is not similar to a temporary resident visa. Making an application for TRP can be a window of opportunity to legally enter Canada for a person who has been determined to be inadmissible or does not meet the requirements of the the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). Inadmissible individuals can be refused a permanent resident visa (PRV) or temporary resident visa (TRV) including those who have been reported inadmissible under section A44 (1). A proper presentation of your case may help an officer to issue a TRP to allow a person who is inadmissible, or who does not meet the requirements of the IRPA, to become a temporary resident (that is, to enter or remain in Canada) if it is justified in the circumstances. TRPs allow officers to balance the objectives of the IRPA to meet Canada’s social, humanitarian, and economic commitments, while maintaining the health and security of Canadians. 

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What an officer considers while deciding on a TRP application: An officer may issue a TRP when the following conditions apply:

  • The purpose of the individual to enter or remain in Canada is balanced when the objectives of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) are considered.
  • The issuance outweighs any risks that might exist and is compelling and sufficient to overcome any risks that the individual might pose.

Who can be eligible to get a TRP:

  • Those seeking to come into Canada, provided an officer is of the opinion that the individual’s purpose to enter Canada is consistent with the objectives of the IRPA, while also mitigating any risk associated with the inadmissibility, and the individual is inadmissible to Canada, or is subject to a report under subsection A44(1) or is reportable for a violation of the IRPA
  • Those who are already in Canada with proof that the individual’s purpose for remaining in Canada meets the objective of the IRPA while also mitigating any risk associated with the inadmissibility

Get in touch with us if you need help to ensure that your written submissions on the application sufficiently address the issues related to the ‘needs vs risk’ assessment specific to your situation.