The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) provides that a permanent resident or a foreign national convicted in Canada of a crime with a possible sentence of at least 10 years imprisonment is inadmissible, regardless of the sentence imposed. If a person is found inadmissible, he or she will be denied a visa, refused entry to, or removed from Canada.
Do I Need to Disclose my Withdrawn Criminal Charges to the IRCC?
In Immigration Law, the finding of misrepresentation is a serious matter with significant consequences. For immigrants, the law is (unexpectedly) quite broad and raises many issues. In my experience, while there are people who intentionally withheld material facts, there are others who genuinely believed that it was unnecessary to provide such information. I am constantly[Read More]
Can I Lose My Permanent Residence Status if I Commit a Crime in Canada?
Regardless of how long you have been a permanent resident, you can lose that status if you commit a crime (depending on its seriousness).