Pre-Removal Risk Assessment

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Pre-Removal Risk Assessment

Canada is committed to ensuring that people being removed from Canada are not sent to a country where they would be in danger or at risk of persecution. If you are facing removal from Canada, you may be eligible for a pre-removal risk assessment.


An officer will determine whether you are eligible to apply for a pre-removal risk assessment (PRRA).

ircc states you may not apply for a prra if you:

  • made a refugee claim that was determined to be ineligible for referral to the Immigration and Refugee Board because you came to came to Canada from a safe third country,
  • were found to be a Convention refugee in another country, to which you may return,
  • are a protected person (that is, you already have refugee protection in Canada),
  • are subject to extradition (extradition is a formal request that Canada return a person to another country because they are a suspected or convicted criminal).


You will have fifteen (15) days to apply. At this time, your removal order will be suspended. This suspension will remain in effect until:

  • you notify Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that you do not intend to apply for a PRRA,
  • you miss the application deadline, or
  • you apply for a PRRA and your application is rejected (or you withdraw or abandon your application).

In reviewing your case, the officer will consider:

  • risk of persecution as defined in the Geneva Convention,
  • danger of torture, and
  • risk to your life or the risk that you may be subjected to cruel and unusual treatment or punishment.

After You Apply

If your application is accepted you will become a "protected persons" and maybe eligible to then apply for a PR card.

Our Legal Services

As your legal representative, Eastman Law Office will prepare your Pre-Removal Risk Assessment Application from start to finish ensuring that it is thoroughly prepared and well supported with an abundance of documentary evidence establishing that you have met all of the requirements set out in the Citizenship Act and its regulations.  We work with you to make certain that your application has the best possibility of being approved. 

Once your application is submitted Citizenship and Immigration Canada all future correspondence and communications pertaining to your application directly will be sent to Eastman Law Office. Our law office will continue to be your legal representative until a final determination is made on your Pre-Removal Risk Assessment Application.  Should any issue arise in the processing of your Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds application, Eastman Law Office will address it immediately.

Call Eastman Law Office at (905) 451-1550 or e-mail us at to have our law office prepare and submit your Pre-Removal Risk Assessment application.