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P

Permanent Residence

A person with permanent residence:has been granted landing under previous legislation or permanent residence under IRPA; has not been granted Canadian citizenship has not ceased to be a permanent resident

Port of Entry (POE)

Legal point of entry into Canada, staffed by IRCC employees. Most POEs are at international airports, legal border crossing checkpoints with the United States and at lake and coastal seas ports

Prima Facie

A Latin expression meaning on its first encounter or at first sight. It signifies that on first examination, a matter appears to be self-evident and, unless rebutted, would be sufficient to prove a particular proposition or fact (Wikipedia). 



Principal agreement

The Agreement negotiated between IRCC and the SAH Community

Principal Applicant

For a single applicant, it is that one person. For spouses, common law partners including those with children, it is the person with the strongest claim to persecution.