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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Common offenses that make people inadmissible to Canada

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 12:00:21 +0000

Generally speaking, any act that is illegal both in the country where it took place and in Canada creates the potential for inadmissibility issues. That being said, the Canadian government offers options to allow newcomers to overcome inadmissibility. Some of the common offenses that may impact a person’s ability to enter Canada include the following: […]

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Will Canadian border services officers ask about your criminal record?

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Thu, 26 May 2022 17:00:32 +0000

When you arrive at a Canadian port of entry, you may be asked if you have a criminal record. When asked, you will have to tell the truth. It is a serious crime to make a false statement to a border services officer. If you do, you may not be allowed to enter Canada. Although […]

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How a legal opinion letter can help you come to Canada with a criminal record

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Wed, 18 May 2022 17:00:22 +0000

A lawyer may be able to write a letter that can help you cross the border if you have concerns about criminal inadmissibility. A legal opinion letter does not override criminal inadmissibility, but it can explain to a border official why you are not actually inadmissible in the first place. It offers a legal analysis […]

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Visiting Canada for a concert or music festival this summer? How to overcome your criminal record

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Fri, 13 May 2022 13:00:22 +0000

Canada has re-opened its borders and economy following restrictions that were put in place at the start of the pandemic. As such, fully vaccinated tourists are welcome to visit the country. They will look to visit friends and family as well as enjoy the sights and sounds Canada has to offer after the Canadian border […]

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How to visit Canada this summer even if you have a criminal record

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Wed, 11 May 2022 13:00:14 +0000

If you believe you are criminally inadmissible to Canada, don’t lose hope. You may still be able to take your vacation to Canada this summer. Canada lifted border restrictions for fully vaccinated tourists late last summer. This year will be the first full summer of open borders—provided you meet the government’s definition of fully vaccinated […]

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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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Will Blue Jays coach be able to come to Canada after DUI?

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Sun, 03 Apr 2022 13:00:20 +0000

The Toronto Blue Jays pitching coach, Pete Walker, was arrested for driving under the influence on March 25. The incident has left many to wonder if Walker will be able to come to Canada for home games. What we know according to media reports is that Walker was arrested after driving 82 miles per hour […]

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How to work in Canada if you have a criminal record

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2022 13:00:53 +0000

If you have a criminal record and do not address inadmissibility before you apply for a Canadian work permit, you risk being refused entry to Canada. You may be able to overcome criminal inadmissibility depending on the crime, how long ago it happened, and how you have behaved since. In order to come to Canada […]

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