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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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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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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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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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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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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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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