Last Updated on August 28, 2016
Children: This refers to individuals eligible for the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) who are below 19 years of age
Condition of Public Safety Concern: This refers to a mental health condition in a person who a physician licenced in Canada as examined. In this scenario, the physician would typically be of the opinion that the afflicted person could likely cause harm to others.
Disease Posing a Risk to Public Health: This denotes a communicable disease that is on the list of national notifiable diseases of the Public Health Agency of Canada, as amended from time to time:
- Which remains subject to human-to-human transmission and requires public health intervention in accordance with provincial legislation or,
- For which the doctors have recommended immunisation under Canadian medical standards
Governmental Resettlement Assistance: This refers to the monthly income support received under the Resettlement Assistance Program of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration or from its equivalent in Quebec.
Immigration Medical Examination: This denotes a medical examination requested under paragraph 16 (2) (b) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). In addition, this examination has a meaning assigned to it in section 29 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR).
Income Support: This denotes recurring financial payments made to individuals for enabling them to meet their basic needs. The basic needs alluded to include food and shelter, but are not limited to these two.
Protected Person: This has the same meaning as prescribed in subsection 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)
Refugee Claimant: This refers to a person whose claim for refugee protection is eligible for referring to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). In addition, it includes individuals who are awaiting a final determination of that claim by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). Refugee claimants could be individuals who have not exhausted the right to judicial review of that determination or appeal of that judicial review. It is worth highlighting that this definition does not include people whose refugee claims the authorities:
- Determined to be abandoned
- Re-determined to be ineligible or withdrawn
Rejected Refugee Claimant: This refers to a person whose:
- Claim for refugee protection has been rejected finally by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). In addition, it refers to individuals who have exhausted their right to judicial review or any appeal of that judicial review in respect of that claim or,
- Claim the authorities have deemed to be rejected under the provisions specified in subsections 105 (3), 108 (3) or 109 (3) of theImmigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)
Resettled Refugee: This refers to a person on whom the authorities have conferred refugee protection under the provisions specified in paragraph 95 (1) (a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)
Suspended Refugee Claim: This denotes a refugee claim that the authorities have suspended under the provisions specified in subsections 103 (1) or 105 (1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)
Victims of Human Trafficking: This refers to individuals to whom the authorities have issued a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) under the provisions of section 24 (3) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)