Canada gives Zimbabwean 6 months to apply for permanent residence
Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, and Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Steven Blaney, declared the temporary suspension of removals for Zimbabwe and Haiti has been revoked, effective immediately. With the suspensor now lifted, affected people will likely be given an added six months to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
Measures are being implemented by the Government of Canada
Measures are being implemented by the Government of Canada for individuals impacted by the lifting of the temporary suspension of removals.
All affected individuals will likely be given an additional six months to remain in Canada, with access to work permits.
This can allow 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.
— The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness may visit a temporary suspension of removals on a nation when the entire civilian where generalized hazard is faced by public as an effect of:
— An armed clash in a country or place;
— An environmental disaster resulting in a substantial temporary dislocation of living conditions; on the other hand:
–Any situation that is generalized and temporary.
— A temporary suspension of removals is an interim measure.
The CBSA and Citizenship and Immigration Canada make and review country states.
Make recommendations on maintain whether to enforce or lift a temporary suspension of removals.
— The conditions in Zimbabwe and Haiti have improved and also the Government of Canada considers that there is no longer a generalized threat to the entire civilian population in these types of countries.
“Haitians and Zimbabweans have exhibited remarkable bravery in recovering from the earthquake of 2010 and years of political instability. After an exhaustive review of state conditions, the Government of Canada is lifting the temporary suspension of removals to these countries as others of our international allies have already done.”
Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
“Canada is one of the most generous countries in the world, and we have expanded that generosity for over 10 years to Haitians and Zimbabweans by enabling them to remain in Canada because of dangerous conditions in their own home countries.
With the temporary suspension now lifted, the doubt has finished and Haitians and Zimbabweans will possess the chance to employ to make Canada their permanent residence.”
Issued by: Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister
Canada Border Services Agency
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Related Backgrounder: Temporary Suspension of Removals
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.