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Criminal Inadmissibility

Criminal Inadmissibility

Criminal Inadmissibility

When a person is not allowed to enter or stay in Canada because they have committed or been convicted of a crime for which they have not received a record suspension (formerly known as a pardon) or been rehabilitated under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The crime could have been committed and/or the conviction rendered in or outside Canada.

FOR SENTENCES ENDING LESS THAN 5 YEARS AGO THE SENTENCE ENDED MORE THAN 5 YEARS AGO BUT LESS THAN 10 YEARS AGO THE SENTENCE ENDED MORE THAN 10 YEARS AGO
If your offence is found to have a Canadian equivalent under an Act of Parliament (Federal), it could mean you’re criminally inadmissible to Canada If your offence is found to have a Canadian equivalent under an Act of Parliament (Federal), it could mean you’re criminally inadmissible to Canada If your offence is found to have a Canadian equivalent under an Act of Parliament (Federal), you may be “Deemed Rehabilitated”, with little or no further action required
Since 5 years have not passed, Criminal Rehabilitation is not an option Since 5 years have passed, you are eligible for Criminal Rehabilitation.

*“Deemed Rehabilitation” does not apply in cases of: 

  • Multiple offences
  • Serious criminality
Temporary Resident Permit could be an option Temporary Resident Permit could be an option