Criminal Inadmissibility

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will refuse you entry if you have any criminal record which has been unresolved during the five years prior to any application for entry. Whether you wish to come in on a temporary basis or on a permanent basis, criminal inadmissibility will result in a barrier. There are very few offences which do not merit attention from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

In Canada, offences are usually termed summary or indictable. For immigration purposes most of the criminal code offences in Canada are indictable offences and hence can result in a potential bar to Canada if the convictions took place five years prior to the date of anticipated entry.

In the United States, such offences are known as misdemeanours or felonies, but such a distinction is irrelevant to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Generally speaking, you must have completed all penalties and probation periods during the five year period preceding the date of entry. Unless such conditions have been fulfilled, Citizenship and immigration Canada will refuse entry.

For a free assessment as to whether your condition will warrant a problem with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, please fill out details in the application below.

Medical Inadmissibility

With regards to medical inadmissibility, the standard used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is whether your condition will cause an excessive demand on the medical or social services of Canada. Such services could include doctor’s visits, prescriptions, and any other social services used for educational or rehabilitation purposes. The assessment is based on a dollar figure which is determined on a year by year basis as to what an average Canadian would cost the government of Canada for such medical and social services. Such an annual figure is currently within the $5,000 to $6,000 range per year.

About David Aujla
David Aujla Immigration Lawyer, Vancouver & Victoria

David attended universities in BC and Ontario with degrees in Biochemistry, Philosophy and Law. He graduated from the Western law school in 1974 and has practised law for over forty years. His sole focus of practice is Canadian immigration law and he advises clients worldwide... Read More

Inadmissibility Inquiry

If you wish to determine whether your specific condition will cause you problems with regards to Immigration Canada, please fill out the form below and submit it for a free assessment.