Inadmissibility to Canada
What it means to be inadmissible
Some people are not allowed to come to Canada. They are “inadmissible” under Canada’s immigration law. There are different reasons you may be found inadmissible, such as security, criminal or medical reasons.
Normally, if you are inadmissible to Canada, you will not be allowed to enter the country. If you have a valid reason to travel to Canada that is justified in the circumstances, you may be issued a temporary resident permit.
Reasons you may be inadmissible to Canada
If you are found inadmissible, you will be denied a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), refused entry to or removed from Canada. You could be found inadmissible for several reasons, such as:
• Security reasons – including espionage, subversion, violence or terrorism, membership in an organization involved in any of these.
• Human or international rights violations – including war crimes, crimes against humanity, being a senior official in a government engaged in gross human rights violations or subject to international sanctions.
• Committing a crime – including driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI)
• Organized crime – including membership in an organization that takes part in organized criminal activity, people smuggling, or money laundering.
• Medical reasons – this includes medical conditions that endanger public health, endanger public safety, or causes excessive demand on health or social services (some are exempt)
• Financial reasons – if you are unable or unwilling to support yourself and your family members.
• Misrepresentation – which includes providing false information or withholding information directly related to decisions made under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)
• Failure to comply with any provision of IRPA; or
• Having an inadmissible family member.
What to do if you are inadmissible
If you have a valid reason to travel to Canada that is justified in the circumstances, you may be issued a temporary resident permit.
If you have committed or been convicted of a crime, you have a few options to overcome your criminal inadmissibility.
If you are found inadmissible but need help coming into Canada, contact us today for assistance.