Criminal Inadmissibility To Canada

Criminal Inadmissibility To Canada

A foreign national or a permanent resident of Canada may be denied entry to Canada if it is determined that they committed a crime. Any foreign national or permanent resident who is found to be inadmissible must immediately depart Canada and is not permitted to come back or enter.

Following Are The Two Main Types Of Criminal Inadmissibility

Inadmissibility for involvement in Individual Crime

This category is further sub-divided into two sub-categories: General Criminality and Serious Criminality.


Involvement in organized crime.


Overcoming Criminal Inadmissibility

Depending on how serious the offence was and how long it has been since the sentence was served, an individual may be able to overcome their inadmissibility and enter Canada.

The two primary methods for challenging a finding of criminal inadmissibility are as follows:


In some circumstances, the Canadian government may decide to grant entry to a criminal who has undergone rehabilitation.

Temporary Resident Permit:

If an inadmissible person’s entry into Canada is found justifiable under the circumstances, they may in some situations be given a temporary residence permit and permitted to enter Canada for a set period of time. Depending on the unique circumstances surrounding the applicant, the temporary residence permit’s validity length will range from one day to three years.

If someone is from a nation whose people must acquire a visitor visa in order to enter Canada, then they must also acquire a temporary residence permit in order to enter Canada. Additionally, all holders of temporary resident permits who wish to work or study in Canada must get the appropriate work or study visa in order to do so.