Applying for Canadian permanent residence with a criminal record

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2021 13:00:20 +0000

Canada wants new permanent residents (PRs) — in fact, more than a million of them. Nearly 60 per cent of these new arrivals will come to Canada as skilled workers. Express Entry is the main way that Canada processes skilled worker applications. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released its most recent Immigration Levels Plan […]

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Planning a winter vacation in Canada? What to do with a past criminal record

Credit to Author: Matt Hendler| Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2021 13:00:44 +0000

As the summer comes to an end, tourists from the U.S. and other countries are beginning to plan Canadian winter vacations or excursions. Canada is one of the best places to embrace the winter season. The activities are endless at most tourist destinations across the country. It is important to note that if you plan […]

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How to return to Canada after being ordered to leave

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 13:00:17 +0000

Canada can order non-citizens to leave the country by issuing removal orders. Some of the reasons for such orders can include criminal conduct and violation of Canadian immigration laws. If you’ve been subject to a removal order, you may need an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC) to come back. Whether or not you require […]

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I got a DUI years ago. Can I visit Canada?

Credit to Author: Matt Hendler| Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 15:00:49 +0000

People commonly ask: “Can I enter Canada if I got a DUI 10 years ago?” Perhaps your DUI was 20 years ago. Or less than 5 years ago. Whatever the case may be, you need to keep a few things in mind. Canada has strict rules in place if you are looking to enter the […]

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Deported from the USA. Can I come to Canada?

Credit to Author: Matt Hendler| Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2021 13:00:16 +0000

Canada and the United States share security information at all ports of entry. This can include criminal and immigration records, even from long ago. This means that when a person tries to enter Canada from the United States, Canadian border agents have access to all prior U.S. removal or deportation orders. Essentially, if you have […]

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Applying for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) with a criminal record

Credit to Author: Matt Hendler| Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2021 12:00:20 +0000

The electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Since 2016, Canada has been using the eTA system to process and screen visitors quickly and securely. People who are citizens of visa-exempt countries will need an eTA to enter Canada if they are arriving by air. They do not need one […]

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Driving into Canada with a past DUI? Here is how you can apply for a waiver

Credit to Author: Matt Hendler| Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 11:32:21 +0000

Fully-vaccinated tourists from the United States have been able to travel to Canada as of August 9, 2021. Since many of the popular Canadian tourist destinations are a stone’s throw from the U.S., most of these tourists will be entering by vehicle at one of Canada’s ports of entry. If you are planning to drive to Canada, you need to keep in mind that there […]

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Can you visit Canada with a DUI?

Credit to Author: Matt Hendler| Date: Sun, 08 Aug 2021 09:00:36 +0000

While Canada is an open country, it does have strict rules that it enforces at its borders. You can be considered inadmissible to Canada based on a criminal conviction. Even a single driving under the influence can lead to you being denied entry to Canada. This common situation arises as a result of Canada’s strict […]

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Cruising through Canada with a criminal record?

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2021 09:00:01 +0000

Attention all cruisers! Canada’s transport minister, Omar Alghabra recently stated that the country will soon open up to travellers by boat. As of November 1, 2021, cruise ships and their passengers can enter Canada, if they comply with the Canadian government’s public health guidelines. Contact a criminality expert at the Law Firm of Campbell Cohen […]

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Entering Canada with a DUI from the USA

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 11:15:55 +0000

When attempting to enter Canada with a past driving under the influence (DUI) offence, travellers may have difficulties crossing the border. This common situation arises due to Canada’s strict laws on DUI. Canada further strengthened these laws in 2018 when marijuana was legalized. The legalization resulted in tougher punishment for DUI offences. The goal was […]

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