Urgent Processing of PR Cards

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On October 20, 2016, IRCC posted Operational Bulletin 627. It restricts what qualifies for “urgent processing” of PR Cards to:

  • travel due to an applicant’s own serious illness or the serious illness or death of a family member; or
  • to obtain employment or to travel due to employment requirements or opportunity.

In Li v. Canada (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship),the Federal Court stated that mandamus cannto be used to compel IRCC to mail a PR Card rather than require that it be picked up in person.