Travelling to Canada with a criminal record for hunting season

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2022 12:00:27 +0000

A criminal history may not be the end of your plans to go hunting in Canada. Although travellers who try to cross the border with a criminal record face a risk of being denied entry to Canada, there are a few options available to overcome inadmissibility. Schedule a Free Legal Consultation with the Cohen Immigration […]

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Canada has lifted COVID-19 vaccine mandates for all travellers including those with criminal records

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sun, 09 Oct 2022 12:00:05 +0000

As of October 1, Canada has lifted all COVID-19 related travel restrictions This means unvaccinated travellers will now be allowed to enter Canada from abroad without requiring a test or needing to complete a quarantine. While this opens some doors for some, there are still travellers who may not be admissible to Canada due to […]

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How to return to Canada after being asked to leave

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2022 12:00:35 +0000

Canada has the authority to ask non-Canadian citizens to leave the country by issuing removal orders. Removal orders are often issued if you have committed an illegal act while in Canada. You could also get one if you are found to be working without a valid visa or otherwise violating the conditions of your visa. […]

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Inadmissibility: How to transit through Canada

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2022 13:00:43 +0000

If you are a foreign national who has been arrested or convicted of a criminal offence, you may be considered criminally inadmissible to Canada. Even if you are only in transit through Canada and not plan to stay in the country, being criminally inadmissible can pose problems to travelers. Schedule a Free Legal Consultation with […]

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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 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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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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