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Protected Person Program

In Canada, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) decide who is a Protected Person. If the IRB determined one to be a person in need of protection or a Convention refugee or if anyone received a positive decision on your Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA) from CIC then one consider as a Protected Person and may apply for permanent residence with this application.

Protected Person may also apply for permanent residence with this application if he/she is a member of the Protected Temporary Residents Class (PTRC). Protected Temporary Residents are individuals admitted to Canada on a temporary resident permit and who have been determined to be in urgent need of protection by a visa office.

Eligible to apply for permanent residence as a Protected Person

To apply as a Protected Person or a Protected Temporary Resident, the IRB or CIC has to determine the following eligibility for applicant:

  • A Convention refugee in another country where you could go and live permanently without fear of persecution;
  • A citizen, national or permanent resident of a country, other than the one you left, where you could go and live permanently without fear of persecution; or
  • A permanent resident of Canada.

Apply For Permanent Residency

A Protected Person can apply for permanent residence anytime after being notified by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) or by CIC that the persons is/are a Protected Person, unless they have been named as a Designated Foreign National (DFN).