Individuals wishing to enter Canada, either permanently or temporarily as visitors, foreign workers, and international students, may be denied entry if they or their dependents are deemed criminally inadmissible.

A person may be considered inadmissible on the grounds of either:

However, even those considered criminally inadmissible may be allowed to enter Canada if Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) considers them criminally rehabilitated under either:

If the applicable rehabilitation requirements have not been met, but an otherwise criminally inadmissible person has a pressing need to enter Canada, a Temporary Resident Permit may be granted.

Contact us if you have any questions about overcoming criminal inadmissibility to Canada.

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