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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 if you do have an issue. 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:

  • Criminal conviction
  • Misrepresentation on an immigration application or in an interview
  • Accompanying family member is inadmissible to Canada
  • IRCC findings that the person is a security risk to Canada
  • Committed human or international rights violations
  • Ties to organized crime
  • Serious health problem

Criminal Inadmissibility

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, sentencing and the reasons for seeking entry into Canada. We can help you determine if they are inadmissible and if you are eligible to be “deemed rehabilitated”. We can also help you apply for a Certificate of Rehabilitation, if you are eligible.

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.

Let us help you to overcome a criminal inadmissibility

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