A foreign national or permanent resident may be criminally inadmissible or removable from Canada, as the case may be, on the grounds of serious criminality.

For convictions within Canada, if they have:

  • Been convicted in Canada of an indictable offence punishable by a maximum sentence of at least ten years; or
  • Been convicted in Canada and received a prison term of at least six months.

For convictions outside Canada, if they have:

  • Been convicted outside Canada of an act that, if committed in Canada, would be equivalent to a indictable offence punishable by a maximum sentence of at least ten years; or
  • Been convicted outside Canada of an act that, if committed in Canada, would be equivalent to a hybrid offence punishable by a maximum sentence of at least ten years.

For criminal acts committed outside Canada, if they have:

  • Committed an act outside Canada that, if committed in Canada, would be equivalent to an indictable offence punishable by a maximum sentence of at least ten years.

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