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Ministerial Instructions 22 (MI22): Ministerial Instructions pursuant to subsection 24(3) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act Concerning Foreign Nationals affected by the U.S. Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”

Pursuant to the authority found in subsection 24(3) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, I Ahmed Hussen Minister of Citizenship and Immigration hereby issue the following instructions:

Officers who are conducting assessments of foreign nationals who are citizens of Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Iraq and who are seeking to travel to the United States from Canada but are refused entry due to the U.S. Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” (hereinafter affected foreign nationals) may consider issuing a short-term temporary resident permit lasting up to 180 days.

The following criteria may be considered in deciding whether to issue a TRP to affected foreign nationals:

  • The affected foreign national had made travel arrangements to enter the United States and is not able to enter the United States due the above named Executive Order and:
    1. holds a visa or other document that is normally required to enter the U.S., and,
    2. is not inadmissible to Canada for any reasons other than that failure to obtain a visa under section 7 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR)  or an electronic travel authorization under section 7.1 of the IRPR and

The objective of these instructions is to ensure that foreign nationals present in Canada and who are affected by the above named Executive Order are able to maintain temporary resident status in Canada until they are able to resume travel to the United States or otherwise leave Canada at their earliest opportunity.

The present instructions are to be considered by officers for applications for a temporary resident permit made until 11:59 pm EDT April 30, 2017.



Since 1982, we have been serving our Windsor-Essex County communities. As a non-profit, charitable organization, we strive to achieve excellence in our service delivery to immigrant and refugee women and their families to become full and participating members of Canadian Society. The Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women is a multi-cultural, non-profit and community based organization. We function in an anti-oppressive, feminist and anti-racist framework. Our approach is holistic, recognizing that our clients are multi-faceted identities, and that negation of any aspect of that is detrimental to their full participation in Canadian society. We are committed to assisting women and their families with priority to immigrant, racialized, individuals with multiple barriers and youth.


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To help Syrian refugees and other newcomers with their settlement in Canada, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has released an Arabic version of their “Your First Two Weeks in Canada” video.

We invite you to share these videos on social media and/or on your organization’s website.

For more information about the Government of Canada’s plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees as well as the latest progress updates on this initiative, please visit the #WelcomeRefugees website.

Thank you,

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada


Pour aider les réfugiés syriens et les autres nouveaux arrivants à s’établir au Canada, le ministère de l’Immigration, des Réfugiés et de la Citoyenneté du Canada a publié une version en arabe de la vidéo « Vos deux premières semaines au Canada ».

Nous vous invitons à partager ces vidéos sur les médias sociaux et sur le site Web de votre organisation.

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur le plan du gouvernement du Canada visant à réinstaller 25 000 réfugiés syriens, et pour prendre connaissance des dernières mises à jour sur cette initiative, veuillez consulter le site Web #Bienvenueauxréfugiés.


Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada



Our programs are designed to address and meet the needs within the community as they serve to help our clients achieve their goals. 




 Youth arts program
 Women’s program with a focus on life skills and computer training
 Employment services
 Settlement and Information services
 Language and skills training
 Yearly soccer tournament to connect youth with their community
 Childcare program to provide assistance to parents in attending our classes and sessions
 Multiple workshops open to the public on subjects such as; Driving in Ontario, Citizenship, Resume Writing, Interview Skills, and much more

-WWWWIW is a charity and donations are always welcome-

-Our Programs-

EMPLOYMENT Employment Service
LANGUAGE Generic Language Skills Training
SETTLEMENT Information and Orientation

Investing in Womens

YOUTH Newcomer Art


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