- The new permanent resident card is costing each immigrant from $50 - $300;
- Agency staff is spending inordinate amounts of time in completing these applications;
Therefore be it resolved
That CCR request
- CIC and, where appropriate, the provinces, to facilitate the process of enabling immigrants to obtain permanent resident cards as mandated under IRPA by providing adequate funding to agencies to:
a) Assist immigrants to complete permanent resident card applications.
b) Engage Notary Publics, Lawyers or commissioners to administer statutory declarations in support of permanent resident card applications at no cost to the immigrant.
- CIC to amend the regulations to simplify the requirements.
Immigration and Settlement