Today’s announcement by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen of changes to the medical inadmissibility provision of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act ensures that our immigration policies better align with Canadian values and reflect the importance that the Government places on the inclusion of persons with disabilities.
There is a regulatory proposal for implementing the expansion of biometrics collection to all persons applying for temporary or permanent residence (including all those applying for a temporary or permanent resident visa or status, work permit, study permit, or temporary resident permit) under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (the Act). The proposed Regulations will exempt certain applicants from the biometrics collection requirement (e.g. applicants under the age of 14 years).
This legislative amendment is anticipated to be brought into force on July 31, 2018.
For more information read the regulatory proposal.