While COVID-19 has caused havoc on the world and travel restrictions prevent some clients from returning home, it is important that foreign nationals in Canada on a Temporary Resident Permit or as a Visitor comply with the conditions of their permit as outlined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) s. 183.
Noncompliance with conditions could lead to removal actions and future applications being denied.
A temporary resident must apply to extend their period of authorized stay before it ends. If they have done so, their period of authorized stay as a temporary resident is extended by law until a decision is made [R183(5)]. Such a person is considered to have implied status as a temporary resident during that period.
If a temporary resident applies for renewal of their work or study permit and their permit expires before a decision is made, paragraph 186(u) and s. 189 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) (the right to continue working or studying under the same conditions pending a determination of their application for renewal) apply only as long as the person remains in Canada.
Clients who’s conditions have expired can apply for Restoration of the Temporary resident status within ninety (90) days of the present permit expiring as outlined in the Immigration and Refugee protection Regulations, IRPR s. 182.