Landing fees for convention refugees

Resolution number: 
June 1994
  1. Persons recognized as Convention Refugees are recent arrivals in Canada;
  2. Their economic resources may be limited;
  3. Family reunification is a priority;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR:

  1. Condemn the imposition of cost recovery fees for landing application from all Convention refugees and their dependants;
  2. Request that the government amend the regulations to eliminate these processing fees; or in the alternative, that the government accept and process landing applications from all Convention refugees and their dependants when they are received and defer the payment of processing fees until the point of landing.
Working Group: 
Inland Protection