Access to benefits for persons on minister’s permits

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Resolution number: 
May 2001
  1. Minister’s Permits have been issued for compassionate and humanitarian reasons to allow for urgent admission of individuals and families in dire circumstances;
  2. Minister’s Permits have been issued to persons in Canada who are inadmissible on medical grounds;
  3. The recipients of Minister’s Permits are not eligible for benefits available to resettled refugees and persons with permanent resident status (such as travel loans and health care);
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR contact the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and request that families and individuals granted Minister ’s Permits for permanent admission to Canada be given equivalent benefits to resettled refugees and permanent residents.


Working Group: 
Immigration and Settlement