Protected Person Application

Who is considered a Protected Person?

In Canada, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) and IRCC decide who is a Protected Person. If the IRB determined you to be a person in need of protection or a Convention refugee or if you received a positive decision on your Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA) from IRCC, you are a Protected Person and may apply for permanent residence with this application.

You may also apply for permanent residence with this application if you are a member of the Protected Temporary Residents Class (PTRC). Protected Temporary Residents are individuals admitted to Canada on a temporary resident permit and who have been determined to be in urgent need of protection by a visa office.

Am I eligible to apply for permanent residence as a Protected Person?

You are eligible to apply if the IRB or IRCC has determined that you are a Protected Person or a Protected Temporary Resident and you are not:

  • a Convention refugee in another country where you could go and live permanently without fear of persecution
  • a citizen, national or permanent resident of a country, other than the one you left, where you could go and live permanently without fear of persecution
  • or a permanent resident of Canada.

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