Overcoming Inadmissibility to Canada
There are many reasons why some people may be refused entry to Canada, but a previous criminal conviction is the most common reason. We can help you determine if you have any inadmissibility issues and advise you how to handle it. Individuals with inadmissibility issues may still apply for temporary resident permits if there is a valid reason for them to travel to Canada.
Common Reasons for Inadmissibility:
- A criminal conviction
- Misrepresentation on an immigration application or in an interview
- An accompanying family member is inadmissible to Canada
- IRCC findings that the person is a security risk to Canada,
- Has committed human or international rights violations,
- Has ties to organized crime,
- Has a serious health problem
You may be inadmissible to Canada if you have been charged or convicted of a crime either abroad or in Canada. In determining admissibility officers look at many factors including the type of offence, when it occurred, your personal history, the sentencing and the reasons for entry into Canada. We can help you determine if they are inadmissible and if you are eligible to be “deemed rehabilitated” or can apply for a Certificate of Rehabilitation.
Individuals who have been convicted of a criminal offence in Canada may apply for a record suspension (formerly known as a pardon) from the Parole Board of Canada to eliminate their inadmissibility based on the offence.
Authorization to Return to Canada
Individuals who have been the subject of a deportation order from Canada typically require an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC) in order to return to Canada.