Until recently, the Government of Canada adopted a very aggressive approach regarding the initiation of cessation applications against permanent residents who are protected persons. The reason is because since 2012 people who lose their protected person status for any of the following reasons also lose their permanent resident status: the person has voluntarily re-availed himself or herself of the protection of their country of nationality; the person has voluntarily reacquired their nationality; the person has acquired a new nationality and enjoys the protection of that new nationality; and the person has voluntarily […]

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