What Can Happen If A Permanent Resident Is Convicted Of A Crime

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Question: What can happen if a permanent resident is convicted of a crime? Will they lose their status and have to leave Canada? Any permanent resident of Canada risks losing status, being deported to their home country, and even barred from ever returning to Canada should they be convicted.

Permanent Residents Facing Criminal Conviction

The law surrounding this question is complicated. What will happen in each case depends entirely on what crime has been committed and whether or not the perpetrator is convicted and sentenced. It is especially important that they seek legal advice in their situation. The criminal court process can be lengthy and confusing and depending on the circumstances, they may have specific conditions imposed on them during this time.

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Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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