Entering Canada with a felony conviction

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 12:00:33 +0000

Anyone trying to enter Canada with a felony conviction on their criminal record may be surprised to learn that they might be considered inadmissible. This can be true for residents of any country who would like to immigrate to Canada or even just visit several years post-conviction. However, in some circumstances it may be possible […]

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How to overcome inadmissibility to Canada

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2022 12:00:52 +0000

Canada welcomes millions of visitors, tourists, workers, students and immigrants each year. Nevertheless, Canada has admissibility requirements that each foreign national must meet before they are allowed to enter the country. Such requirements include passing a criminal background check and undergoing medical examinations. Schedule a Free Legal Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm Criminal […]

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Can I enter Canada if I have a criminal record, but I’m a performing artist?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2022 17:00:41 +0000

If you have a criminal record, it is likely that you will encounter issues entering Canada. If you are a foreign national who has been convicted of an offense or arrested, you may be criminally inadmissible to Canada. No matter the reason for travel, any individual with a criminal record is subject to Canada’s strict […]

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Can I enter Canada if I work in the airline industry and have a criminal record?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2022 12:00:10 +0000

If you have a criminal record, it is likely that you will experience issues entering Canada. If you are a foreign national who has been arrested or convicted of a criminal offence, you may be considered criminally inadmissible to Canada. This can cause problems for workers with criminal records in the airline industry who work […]

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Can you return to Canada after committing a crime in Canada?

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2022 12:00:11 +0000

People who commit crimes outside Canada become criminally inadmissible as soon as the charge is laid, but this is not the case for offences committed within Canada. You only become inadmissible for a crime committed in Canada when an actual conviction takes place and not before. This is thanks to phrasing in the Immigration and […]

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What to do if you have a DUI and want to enter Canada

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Mon, 02 May 2022 13:00:08 +0000

You may be considered inadmissible to Canada with a DUI conviction. Fortunately, there are ways to overcome inadmissibility. Regardless of whether you are coming to Canada to visit, study, work, or immigrate, you will have to resolve admissibility issues before you begin your journey. Canada strengthened DUI in 2018 when marijuana was legalized as part […]

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Visiting Canada in summer 2022? What you can do if you have a criminal record

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2022 13:00:44 +0000

If you are thinking of coming to Canada this summer but a past criminal record is slowing you down, you might want to examine your options to overcome criminal inadmissibility. Although it is true that committing even minor crimes can render you inadmissible, it does not necessarily mean you will never be able to come […]

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What do Canada’s new DUI laws mean for immigration candidates and permanent residents?

Credit to Author: Stephen Sherman| Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:19:45 +0000

Amendments to the Canadian criminal code take effect December 18 that will carry more severe immigration-related consequences for permanent residents and foreign nationals convicted of an impaired driving offence.   As of December 18, impaired driving will be considered a serious criminal offence, entailing an increased maximum sentence from five to 10 years. This has several […]

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Canada’s Express Entry system and criminal inadmissibility: What you need to know


Express Entry is the system that manages applications for Canada’s three main economic immigration classes – the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class. Candidates are ranked on the basis of points awarded for their so-called human capital and other factors and only individuals who score above a […]

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