Humanitarian and compassionate consideration in Canada: Positive Stage 1 assessment – Interim documentation

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Applicants who have received a positive Stage 1 assessment may be eligible for interim status pending the finalization of their application, including a study or work permit as follows:

Temporary resident status

Temporary resident status may be extended as long as there is no known inadmissibility. An extension of one year should be sufficient.

When a person has lost temporary resident status, it may be possible to recommend restoration of that status.

Work permit

A work permit may be issued (R200(1)). Applicants may request a work permit by completing an Application to Change Conditions, Extend My Stay or Remain in Canada as a Worker (IMM 5710).

Study permit

A study permit may be issued (R215(g)). Applicants may request a study permit by completing an Application to Change Conditions, Extend My Stay or Remain in Canada as a Student (IMM 5709 (PDF, 572 KB)).

Temporary Resident Permit (TRP)

Applicants in possession of a TRP may apply for a new TRP.

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