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PR for Victims of Air Disasters

Every so often IRCC comes up with a new program that is geared towards helping individuals and families in specific situations such as t recent public policy which was implemented as a pathway to permanent residence for In-Canada families of Canadian victims of recent air disasters

In the last few years, there have been 2 airline disasters with significant implications for Canadians.

On March 10, 2019, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 (ET302) crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and on January 8, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 (PS752) was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile shortly after takeoff from Tehran, Iran.

In order to support the families of Canadian citizens, permanent residents and victims who were in the process of applying for permanent residence, the Government of Canada has published a public policy to facilitate the granting of permanent residence to some of the members of their families who are currently in Canada.

Eligible applicants have until May 11, 2022, to submit their application for permanent residence.

In order to be eligible for this process, you must also be admissible to Canada and the principal applicant must be related to a victim of the ET302 or PS752 air disaster who was a

  • Canadian citizen

  • permanent resident

  • foreign national who had a positive eligibility decision (stage 1) on their permanent residence application

The principal applicant must have been the victim’s

  • spouse or common-law partner

  • child

  • mother or father

  • grandmother or grandfather

  • grandchild

  • brother or sister (including half siblings)

  • aunt or uncle (their mother or father’s sibling)

  • nephew or niece (the child of their sibling)

Applications made under the public policy should be submitted to IRCC’s Humanitarian Migration Office in Vancouver (HM-V).

The temporary public policy will be in effect from May 12, 2021, until May 11, 2022 and applications must be received on or before the date the public policy expires.

Applications must be complete in order to be assessed. If they are no complete they may be returned under R12.

Also, applicants who have a pending application for permanent residence under humanitarian and compassionate considerations for which no eligibility decision has been made and who wish to have their application considered under the temporary public policy may do so but they need to make a request in writing to the Humanitarian Migration Office in Vancouver asking that their application be considered under the temporary public policy

and they need to provide the supporting evidence required to establish that they meet the eligibility requirements under the public policy.


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