We specialize in all categories of inadmissibility to Canada.
Weather you are denied entry to Canada or you are denied obtaining Canadian Permanent Residence we can help.
Criminal inadmissibility
Individuals who are inadmissible to Canada based on Criminal reasons can usually apply for a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) to overcome their inadmissibility and be allowed entry into Canada on a temporary basis.

Foreign individuals may be inadmissible to Canada on the grounds of criminal inadmissibility.

How you can overcome a criminal inadmissibility?
There are several options to overcome inadmissibility to Canada depending on a type of conviction, the place of conviction, and the duration from the time of the conviction. The options are:

Temporary Resident Permit (TRP)
Deemed and Individual Rehabilitation
Pardon (Record Suspension)


Temporary Resident Permit
Find out how to obtain Temporary Resident Permit (TRP)

Deemed and Criminal Rehabilitation
Deemed rehabilitation, under Canada’s immigration law, means that enough time has passed since you were convicted that your crime may no longer bar you from entering Canada.
You may be deemed rehabilitated depending on:
- the crime
- if enough time has passed since you finished serving the sentence for the crime
- if you have committed more than one crime.
In all cases, you may only be deemed rehabilitated if the crime committed outside Canada has a maximum prison term of less than 10 years if committed in Canada.
Individual Rehabilitation means that you are not likely to commit new crimes.
You can apply for individual rehabilitation to enter Canada. The Minister, or their delegate, may decide to grant it or not. To apply, you must:
- show that you meet the criteria for rehabilitation
- have been rehabilitated
- be highly unlikely to take part in further crimes.
Also, at least five years must have passed since:
- the end of your criminal sentence (this includes probation)
- the day you committed the act that made you inadmissible.

Pardon (Record Suspension)
If you received a refusal on the grounds of a criminal conviction in Canada, you must demand a record suspension, formerly known as a pardon, from the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) before you will be eligible to enter Canada.


Criteria for rehabilitation
If you were convicted of an offence outside Canada that, if committed in Canada, would be an indictable offence punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of less than ten years:
- You are deemed rehabilitated: at least ten years after completion of the sentence imposed.
- You are eligible to apply for rehabilitation: five (5) years after completion of the sentence imposed.
If you committed an offence outside Canada that, if committed in Canada, would be an indictable offence punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of less than ten years:
- You are deemed rehabilitated: at least ten years after commission of the offence.
- You are eligible to apply for rehabilitation: five (5) years after commission of the offence.
If you were convicted of an offence or you committed an offence outside Canada that, if committed in Canada, would be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years or more:
- You are deemed rehabilitated: not applicable.
- You are eligible to apply for rehabilitation: five (5) years from completion of the sentence or commission of the offence.
If you were convicted for two (2) or more offences outside Canada that, if committed in Canada, would constitute summary conviction offences:
- You are deemed rehabilitated: at least five (5) years after the sentences imposed were served or to be served.
- You are eligible to apply for rehabilitation: not applicable.


You are inadmissible
For convictions outside Canada:
- of an act that, if committed in Canada, would be punishable by a sentence of less than ten years
- of two or more acts that, if committed in Canada, would be punishable by a total sentence less than ten years

For convictions inside Canada:
- of an act punishable by a sentence of less than ten years
- of two or more acts punishable by a total sentence less than ten years

You are NOT inadmissible
​For charges withdrawn or dismissed.

For an absolute or conditional discharge:
- If the conviction is outside Canada, you may be inadmissible.
- If the conviction is in Canada, you are not inadmissible.

Pardon granted:
- If the conviction is outside Canada, you may be inadmissible.
- If the conviction is in Canada, you are not inadmissible if you were pardoned under the Criminal Records Act in Canada.

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