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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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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What visas you need to come to Canada for conferences and conventions

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 09:00:32 +0000

Event organizers are already planning to hold conferences and conventions in-person in 2022, pending the ongoing pandemic. Some have already gone back to in-person programming for the fall. It is already possible to come to Canada as a tourist for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. By September 7, the border is expected to open to […]

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How to visit Canada if you have a criminal record

Credit to Author: Matt Hendler| Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2021 09:00:59 +0000

Canada’s borders are reopening to tourists. As of August 9, fully-vaccinated U.S. tourists that are American citizens or permanent residents are welcome to visit Canada. All other fully-vaccinated tourists are expected to be welcome effective September 7. Get a free consultation with the Law Firm of Campbell Cohen Tourists must be mindful however that a […]

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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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U.S. tourists: Your options if you are inadmissible to Canada

Credit to Author: Matt Hendler| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 20:19:59 +0000

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic some 15 million U.S. tourists visited Canada each year. U.S. tourism to Canada has been halted since March 2020 however it is set to resume on August 9 when Canada opens its doors to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents. While Canada is an open country, it does have […]

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Hunting and fishing in Canada with a criminal record

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:00:12 +0000

With Canada opening its doors to American tourists in less than a month, many more people will be able to come. This article discusses the situation of one major tourist group. On August 9, the Canadian border opens for non-essential purposes to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. These must be fully vaccinated and have waited […]

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