Should I ask for a Temporary Resident Permit in my H&C claim?
Question & AnswerShould I ask for a Temporary Resident Permit in my H&C claim?
3. Learn what you can do if you have a Temporary Resident Permit
A from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) gives you temporary status in Canada for a certain period of time, usually 1 to 3 years. It's a way for IRCC to let you stay here temporarily even if you're .
When you get a Temporary Resident Permit
With a Temporary Resident Permit that's valid for 6 months or longer, you can also get:
You may also be able to apply for a health card from the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). It depends on whether IRCC gives you a Temporary Resident Permit that makes you eligible to get a health card. If you need advice about this, talk to a lawyer.
When you make a , you're not eligible to apply for a work or study permit until you get a positive decision from IRCC at Stage 1 of your application. This can take many months. It often takes less time to get a Temporary Resident Permit if IRCC decides to give you one.
Getting permanent resident status
A Temporary Resident Permit can lead to status. It depends on the reason you're .
For example, if you have a Temporary Resident Permit for 3 years in a row because you're inadmissible for health reasons, you can get permanent resident status. If your criminal record makes you inadmissible, you need to have a Temporary Resident Permit for 5 years in a row before you can get permanent resident status. And a Temporary Resident Permit won't lead to permanent resident status if your criminal record includes a .
You won't get permanent resident status when your permit ends if you become inadmissible for any reason other than the reasons IRCC knew about when they gave you the permit.