Last Updated on November 7, 2016
Here, you will find information on:
- How TRP holders can apply for additional TRPs.
- How TRP holders can apply for work permits and study permits.
- How TRP holders can apply for permanent residence.
In order to remain in Canada, TRP holders must apply for a subsequent TRP before their initial TRP expires. Only TRP holders who are in Canada can apply for a subsequent TRP. It is important to note that an initial TRP cannot be extended but rather, a subsequent TRP must be applied for and acquired before the initial TRP expires.
An application for a subsequent TRP will usually be accepted if:
- The person applied for his or her subsequent TRP before the expiry of the previous TRP.
- The reasons and evidence under which the person was granted the first TRP have not changed.
- No new circumstances have come up that would justify removing the person from Canada.
- The initial TRP was not cancelled due to an unauthorized departure from Canada.
- The person complied with all of the conditions of his or her previous TRP.
A subsequent TRP will not be issued to a person who is residing outside of Canada.
There are certain cases, however, where a person will not be permitted to apply for a subsequent TRP. These individuals will have to submit an entirely new TRP application in order to remain in Canada. Cases where a person must apply for a new TRP as opposed to a subsequent TRP include:
- Those who are applying for a TRP after the expiry of their previous TRP provided that the person does not have a legitimate reason for allowing the first TRP to expire.
- Those who have been deemed inadmissible for a new reason that is separate from the admissibility assessment that occurred prior to the issuing of the first TRP.
- Those who have left Canada without prior government permission to re-enter the country and are now attempting to return to Canada.
- Those who have been absent from Canada for a long period of time.
If a person is deemed eligible for a new TRP but is also involved in circumstances that require close government monitoring, Canadian officials may decide to issue a new TRP with a short period of validity in order to re-assess the person’s eligibility to remain in Canada on a regular basis.
If, after looking at a person’s TRP application, a Canadian immigration official realizes that the person may be eligible for rehabilitation, the official will recommend that the person pursue rehabilitation instead of a TRP. For more information on rehabilitation, click here.
If a TRP applicant would like to work or study in Canada, he or she must also acquire a work or study permit as necessary. TRP applicants will only be able to apply for a study or work permit, however, if they possess a TRP that is valid for more than six months. Family members of a TRP holder may submit a joint application for a study permit along with the primary TRP holder. Family members who wish to apply for a work permit, however, must submit separate applications.
TRP holders will be eligible to apply for Canadian permanent residence if:
- They have not become inadmissible to Canada for reasons other than those under which the original TRP was issued.
- They currently hold a valid TRP.
- They have resided in Canada for five years. Those who have been deemed inadmissible for criminality must reside in Canada for at least five years in order to become eligible for permanent residence. Those who have been deemed inadmissible due to involvement in organized crime, however, are ineligible to apply for permanent residence.
All applicants for permanent residence must satisfy these requirements as well as all the other general permanent residence application requirements in order to become permanent residents of Canada.
TRP holders will NOT be eligible to apply for permanent residence if:
- They leave Canada without obtaining permission to re-enter the country.
- They allowed a previous TRP to expire without applying for a subsequent TRP before the expiration date.
- They have become inadmissible to Canada for reasons other than those for which the original TRP was issued.
Those who fall under this category may still apply for new TRPs, but they will remain ineligible for Canadian permanent residence.
TRP holders may not include their family members in their permanent residence application. These family members must submit their own permanent residence applications as TRP holders. However, once a TRP holder becomes a permanent resident of Canada, he or she may sponsor eligible family members.
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