11172017Headline:

Canada Immigration appeals to Haiti Nationals & Zibabweans

Canada Immigration appeals to Haiti Nationals & Zibabweans for permanent residence status

Canada’s Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and Citizenship, and Steven Blaney, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness in Canada, declared that the temporary suspension of removals for Haiti and Zimbabwe has been revoked, effective immediately.

With the suspension now lifted, affected, individuals will soon be provided with an additional six months to make an application for permanent residence in Canada.

Canada Immigration appeals to Haiti Nationals & Zibabweans for permanent residence status

Canada Immigration appeals to Haiti Nationals & Zibabweans for permanent residence status

Canada gives Zimbabwean 6 months to make an application for permanent residence

Measures are being implemented by the Government of Canada for people affected by the lifting of the temporary suspension of removals. All affected people will likely be given an additional six months to remain in Canada, with access to work permits. This can enable them enough time to either apply for permanent residence in Canada based on humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) grounds or return home. In support of this measure, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will defer their removal pending a final decision on their H&C application.

Quick Facts

— The Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Public Safety may inflict a temporary suspension of removals on a nation when the whole civilian.
A generalized danger is faced by people as a consequence of:
— An armed struggle in a country or place;
— An environmental disaster resulting in a substantial temporary dislocation of living conditions; alternatively,
— Any situation that is generalized and provisional.
— The suspension of removals is an interim measure.
The CBSA and Citizenship and Immigration Canada make and review country conditions and recommendations on lift, maintain or whether to enforce a temporary suspension of removals.
— The states in Zimbabwe and Haiti have enhanced and also the Government of Canada considers that there is no longer a generalized hazard to the entire civilian population in these countries.

Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness said:

“Haitians and Zimbabweans have demonstrated tremendous bravery in recuperating from the quake of 2010 and years of political instability. After a comprehensive review of state conditions, the Government of Canada is lifting the temporary suspension of removals to these nations as others of our international allies have already done.”

Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister said:

“Canada is among the very most generous nations on earth, and we’ve expanded that generosity for over 10 years to Haitians and Zimbabweans by letting them stay in Canada because of unsafe conditions within their home countries. With the temporary suspension now lifted, the uncertainty has ended and Haitians and Zimbabweans will possess the possibility to utilize to make Canada their permanent home.”

Issued by: Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister
Contacts:
Media Relations
Canada Border Services Agency
613-957-6500
Media Relations
Communications Branch
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
613-952-1650
CIC-Media-Relations@cic.gc.ca
Related Backgrounder: Temporary Suspension of Removals
Associated Links
ANNEX A – Temporary public policy concerning failed refugee claimants subject to the 12-month bar on requests for H&C consideration.
ANNEX B – Temporary public policy concerning work permits for persons under Haiti Special Measures.
ANNEX C – Health coverage under the IFHP for persons under Haiti Special Measures.

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