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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Can I visit Canada with a DUI?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2022 12:00:49 +0000

Under Canadian immigration law, a conviction relating to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol can render someone criminally inadmissible to Canada. A DUI is considered serious criminality Schedule a Free Legal Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm Drunk driving charges can be prosecuted under a variety of designations around the […]

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Frequently Asked Questions on Inadmissibility to Canada

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2022 12:00:10 +0000

Before entering Canada, the country has admissibility requirements that each foreign national must meet. Such requirements include passing a criminal background check and undergoing medical examinations. If you are a foreign national who has been arrested or convicted of a criminal offence, you may be considered criminally inadmissible to Canada. Foreign convictions and arrests are […]

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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 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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Obtaining a Canadian work permit despite criminality issues

Credit to Author: Stephen Sherman| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:00:29 +0000

Acquiring a Canadian work permit is the goal of many foreign nationals all around the world. However, with strengthened security and enforcement of immigration laws, receiving a work permit in Canada can be difficult for those who are subject to criminal charges. A temporary Canadian work permit allows the applicant to come live in Canada […]

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Canada stiffens sentences for drunk driving, raising new immigration concerns


New amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada mean foreign nationals and permanent residents convicted of impaired driving can now be deemed inadmissible and could face deportation. This has the potential to effect individuals who are looking to immigrate to Canada permanently as well as those seeking entry to Canada merely on a temporary basis. […]

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