Clients must be at least 19 years of age. Clients under 19 years of age may be referred to Access and Assessment with Social Development.
Repatriation must be considered to be in the best interest of both the client and SD; and must be voluntary. Client must have explored all other resources, including family. The requested destination must be within Canada.
Social Development Canada is responsible for non-Canadian citizens who request repatriation. These clients may be provided with emergency assistance while awaiting repatriation.
One of the following situations must be present and must be confirmed before repatriation may be approved:
- marriage break-up or
- a report of family violence or
- a medical problem preventing client from living in his/her current environment or
- secured employment, preferably full-time and permanent in the requested destination or
- any situation where repatriation is judged to be in the best interest of both the client and the Department.