Canada issues two different types of travel documents to non-Canadians:
- Refugee travel document: these are issued to protected persons in Canada, including convention refugees or persons in need of protection; and
- Certificate of identity: these are issued to permanent residents of Canada who are not protected persons and are stateless and cannot obtain a national passport or travel document from any other source.
Once IRCC has received the application, they will be able to determine whether to issue a:
- Refugee Travel Document; or
- Certificate of Identity