Immigration 101 - Section 25 of the IRPA R
- in English
ICCRC 2 CPD hours
This is a repeated seminar. Please do not register if you registered for the first one!
Section 25 of the IRPA: thinking beyond H&C PR applications in Canada
- Introduction to s. 25 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
o Discussion of elements of s. 25 and limitations based on legislative provisions
o Inland vs. overseas application
- Application of s.25(1) IRPA to spousal sponsorships in Canada
o Discussion of relevant section of Act and Regulations
o Public policy & overcoming lack of status and overstay
o Who can take advantage of this policy? Who is excluded?
- Thinking outside the box: use of s. 25 to sponsor the unsponsorable
o Parents of individuals who weren’t selected through the lottery
o Overseas family members who don’t meet the family class definition
o De facto family members … siblings, non-biological/adopted child
o Discussion of overseas H&C applications, including preparations and how to frame H&C request
- How to appropriately use A25 to overcome inadmissibility or deficiencies in application
o Use in temporary vs. permanent residence applications
o Discussion of where appropriate to request H&C consideration vs. where better to re-apply or consider other options
o Role of s. 117(9)(d)
o Ministerial Instructions as a bar to H&C requests
- Case Scenario: Sponsoring the unsponsorable
o How to determine if an overseas H&C application might be appropriate – obtaining the relevant information in order to assess difficulties and limitation to this approach
o How to prepare application including immigration stream and evidence to collect
o Professional obligation: advising clients as to merits of application and lengthy timelines; how to manage client expectations
o Professional obligation: What to do if a conflict of interest arises between the “sponsor” and the overseas H&C applicant?
- regular fee - $ 6.00
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