Once a person claiming to be a Protected Person has been considered as one by the deciding tribunal, such individual may apply for permanent residence together with his/her family members.
An individual may only be allowed to apply under this program once the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) has notified you that you are in fact a Protected Person based on the hearing conducted.
A person may only be eligible to apply for a permanent residence if the IRCC or IRB, as the case may be, has decided and determined that he/she is a Protected Person or a Protected Temporary Resident, hence, not any of the following:
- A national, citizen, or permanent resident of a country, other than the one you left;
- A Convention refugee in another country where you could go and live permanently and safely without fear of persecution;
- A permanent resident of Canada.