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Individuals may be inadmissible to on any of the following grounds, which are defined in Sections 34 to 43 of the Immigration And Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Immigration and Protection Regulations:

  • Security grounds
  • Violating human or international rights
  • Serious criminality
  • Criminality
  • Organized criminality
  • Health grounds
  • Financial reasons
  • Misrepresentation
  • Non-compliance with the Act or Regulations
  • An inadmissible family member
  • Failing to comply with the conditions of landing

In the event an individual in inadmissible toCanada, they may be able to apply for relief from that inadmissibility.

For an individual who is inadmissible for having committed or being convicted of a criminal offence, they may be eligible to apply for the Minister’s Approval of Rehabilitation or, if sufficient amount of time has passed from the conviction, they may be deemed to have been rehabilitated.

In the event that a person is not eligible for the Minister’s Approval of Rehabilitation, it is possible to apply for a Temporary Resident Permit as a means of overcoming the inadmissibility toCanada.