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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

Canada has introduced new instructions regarding the processing of pre-removal risk assessment


Canada has introduced new instructions regarding the processing of pre-removal risk assessment

New instructions regarding the processing of pre-removal risk assessment (PRRA) applications was published by the government of Canada on May 11, 2022.


The new update provides information on individuals who may be prohibited from applying for a PRRA as a result of a PRRA bar. It also addresses the application of the PRRA bar, exemptions from the PRRA bar, and how to compute the bar.


The government also updated the list of countries whose nationals or former habitual residents have previously been, or are currently, exempt from the PRRA bar. In general, if the applicant is subject to a removal order that is in force or is listed in a security certificate described in subsection A77(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), they can apply for a PRRA.


Also, people in Canada, except those referred to in subsection A115(1) (protected persons and Convention refugees), may not apply for a PRRA if they are not named in a security certificate described in subsection A77(1).


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