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On December 16, 2021, the Government of Canada introduced a new program delivery update and exempted Ethiopian nationals whose Immigration and Refugee Board or previous pre-removal risk assessment (PRRA) decision was made between December 17th, 2020, and December 16th, 2021, from the 12-month bar. Those whose decision was made after December 16th, 2021, will still be subject to the 12-month bar. The Canada Border Services Agency will contact eligible Ethiopian nationals to advise them to apply for a PRRA before removing them from Canada.