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.