What are removal orders in Canada?
A removal order is issued when someone is convicted of breaching the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in Canada. If you have committed a crime or are in Canada fraudulently, you could be issued a removal order.
The Canada Border Services Agency is responsible for carrying out removal orders. There are three different types of removal orders in Canada: deportation orders, departure orders and exclusion orders.
A deportation order is issued for very serious offences or issued for people who have no status in Canada – for example, a person whose refugee claim has failed. When a deportation order is issued, the person in question must be deported from Canada by a specified date never to return to Canada again…unless he or she gets special permission (Authorization to Return to Canada)
For an exclusion order, the person must leave Canada and cannot return to Canada for one year. If they need to return to Canada before one year is up, they have to apply for special permission from the Canada Border Services Agency.
A departure order means that you are given a specified date, and must leave Canada within thirty days of this date.
Can I stop or delay a deportation order?
You may be eligible to appeal a removal order if you are a permanent resident in Canada or a protected person. People cannot appeal a removal order if they have immigrated fraudulently, have been involved in organized crimes, have been convicted of a serious crime and sentenced to more than two years, are a security threat to Canada and Canadians or have violated international or human rights in any way.
If you are facing a removal order in Canada, the appeals process is extremely difficult. Please contact our immigration law firm immediately for an assessment of your case.
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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