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.

However, there are ways to overcome inadmissibility and successfully gain entry to Canada.

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

However, even those considered criminally inadmissible may be allowed to enter Canada if the government of Canada 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.

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