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Can a Person Enter Canada After Being Deported from the US?
If you have been deported from the United States for any reason it could have devastating repercussions. During your deportation or removal, the agent officer will tell you how long you must stay outside of the US. Typically a border or immigration officer will require five, ten, 20 or forever until you can return. Depending […]
Should a Canadian Receive a Pardon for Minor Crimes?
Though most pardons are for minor crimes, Canadians can be given pardons, or record suspensions, for many serious crimes — in the most recent year, pardons were granted for manslaughter, kidnapping, attempted murder, hostage-taking and arson with disregard for human life, among other things. A senior RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) officer wrote, “When a Canadian […]
Will Canada’s Stricter Stance on Drunk Driving Affect You?
As of December 18, 2018, driving while drunk, in Canada, will be considered ‘serious criminality’. This change is the result of amendments made to the Canadian Criminal Code. This new amendment has the ability to impact immigrants living in Canada, as well as, those hoping to move to Canada. The new amendments increased the maximum […]
Immigration Scams to Watch Out For in 2021
Immigration fraud is always very prevalent in Canada which is why it is important to have knowledge of what type of immigration scams to look for. An immigration scam is something someone created to take the money of foreigners in exchange for a promise to get them into Canada. Scams can be found online, through […]
Chelsea Manning Banned from Canada
Chelsea Manning, a former Army expert, has recently been denied entry into Canada, according to a letter she has received and revealed on Twitter. In 2013, Manning was convicted of leaking an immense amount of classified information while deployed in Iraq. She was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to several charges but […]
10 Most Common Reasons You May Be Denied Entry to Canada. Explained.
Few travel experiences are more frustrating, inconvenient and humiliating than arriving in a foreign country only to be denied entry at the port. This is especially disheartening if you have arrived on business or to tend to a family emergency. Upon traveling to Canada, you may have been unpleasantly surprised with an entry denial based […]
How a criminal record can stop you from entering Canada
Crossing the border between Canada and the United States is not normally especially difficult. For example, most individuals only need to present a valid passport and they’ll be on their way. However, Canada and the United States have recently signed information sharing acts that mean if you have a criminal record in the United States, […]
Can I Enter Canada with a DUI?
Entering Canada with a criminal record can be difficult. It surprises many people every day that they cannot enter the country when they have a criminal record, even if the criminal record is for something very old or for a minor offense. Entering Canada with a DUI A DUI conviction is taken very seriously by […]
If I have a DUI will I be denied entry to Canada?
Being denied entry to Canada is a very serious matter. Worse, it can be embarrassing, upsetting and completely ruin any plans you had. It does not matter if you were visiting friends, you’ve spent a lot of money on a vacation or you’ve got a very pressing family emergency in Canada. If you are deemed […]
Denied Entry to Canada for a Misdemeanor Crime
Did you know that a criminal record can cause you to be refused entry to Canada? This is even true for small crimes, including misdemeanors. Many people who try to enter Canada every day are surprised and distressed to learn that they are inadmissible to Canada, and it can be upsetting to have to turn […]
March is Fraud Prevention Month: Beware of Immigration Fraud
The month of March is fraud prevention month, and Citizenship and Immigration Canada has issued a statement regarding the prevention of immigration fraud in Canada. “The best way to protect oneself is to become informed,” said Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. “I encourage Canadians, and especially newcomers, to visit the Citizenship and Immigration […]
Can a Felon Go To Canada: Entering Canada with a Felony Record
If you have a criminal record such as a felony conviction, you may have difficulty entering Canada. Can I Enter Canada with a Felony Conviction? Canada has strict rules when it comes to admitting people with criminal records. Essentially, if you have been convicted of an offence that occurred less than 10 years ago, in most cases, you are […]
How To Enter Canada With a DUI
Getting into Canada while having a criminal record for DUI is a common concern many Americans have. It is very important that Canada is able to effectively secure its borders and keep people who may be dangerous out, but sometimes people who post no threat to Canada or Canadians are caught up in this red […]
How to Enter Canada if you have a Criminal Record
Some people are denied entry to Canada because of a criminal record. In the past, people have been denied entry to Canada for criminal offenses they never thought would catch up with them – such as an arrest for marijuana possession decades ago or a DUI conviction. Rest assured, a criminal record of any kind […]
Canada Border Services Cracks Down on Marriage Fraud for Immigration
New documents show that from 2008 to 2010, the Canada Border Services Agency has opened 39 different investigations into marriage fraud for immigration purposes according to this article in the Winnipeg Free Press. While 39 cases doesn’t seem like a lot, many fraudulent marriage cases have similarities or often involve the same people who help […]