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A temporary resident permit or TRP is a document authorizing a person who is otherwise inadmissible to Canada for health or Criminality issues or does not meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act as either a temporary resident or a permanent resident to enter or remain in Canada. Temporary resident permits are only issued in exceptional circumstances, and may be cancelled at any time.
A temporary resident permit is not the same as a temporary resident visa which is issued to visitors, students or temporary workers who meet the requirements for admission to Canada.
In deciding whether or not to issue a TRP, a Canadian Immigration Visa Officer will weigh the inadmissible person’s need to enter or remain in Canada against the health and security risks to the Canadian population.
A Temporary Resident Permit may be issued for a period not to exceed three years and may be extended from inside Canada.
Some examples of convictions that could make one inadmissible to Canada include: DUI, DWAI, Theft, Petty Theft/Larceny, Assault, Drunk & Disorderly Conduct, Obstruction of Justice, Possession of marijuana, cocaine or other controlled substances/drugs. We would have to equate the foreign offense to the Canadian Criminal Code to determine if the applicant is inadmissible to Canada.
Drinking and driving, or driving while under the influence are common offences that visitors or applicants may not realize can lead to a refusal of their application, or in their being refused entry to Canada.
Fortunately, you may still be permitted to enter Canada, through the issuance of a Temporary Resident Permit.
If warranted we can do the following:
Important note: The misdemeanor-felony distinction in U.S. law is not an important distinction for the purposes of Canadian immigration. Even misdemeanors may result in criminal inadmissibility.
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