Are there any situations when the 'one-year bar' does not apply?
Yes. The one-year bar will not apply if removing the claimant from Canada:
- would not be in the best interests of a child directly affected, or
- would put the life of the claimant or one of their dependants at risk because they would not be able to get the health or medical care that they need in their country.
An applicant who believes the one-year bar should not apply to them for one of the above reasons should: