Inadmissible to Canada? Overcome Inadmissibility.
Medical inadmissibility on health grounds
If one committed or was convicted of a minor or serious crime, it can make a person inadmissible to Canada on criminal grounds.
This is including driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, theft, assault, manslaughter, dangerous driving, possession of or trafficking in drugs or controlled substances, money laundering, people smuggling, organized criminal activity, etc.
There are ways to overcome criminal inadmissibility through:
Learn more about how to overcome criminal inadmissibility to Canada here.
Those include crimes against humanity, war crimes, subject to international sanctions. Also, they include government senior officials that took part in serious human rights violations.
Two Ways to Remove Inadmissibility
The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) allows persons who are inadmissible to Canada to apply for a temporary resident permit (TRP). If a TRP is granted, then an inadmissible person can enter or stay in Canada temporarily. Canada TRP can be granted only if it is justified in the circumstances, which makes it an exceptional discretionary measure. TRP may be valid from 1 day to 3 years and can be single-entry or multiple-entry.
Temporary resident permit
24 (1) A foreign national who, in the opinion of an officer, is inadmissible or does not meet the requirements of this Act [Immigration and Refugee protection Act Of Canada] becomes a temporary resident if an officer is of the opinion that it is justified in the circumstances and issues a temporary resident permit, which may be cancelled at any time.
Learn more about Canada TRP here.
A foreign national, whose application for a permanent residence was refused due to inadmissibility, may request an exemption on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.
Relevant H&C factors include, but are not limited to:
Learn more about H&C application here.
IRPA, s. 25
Humanitarian and compassionate considerations — Minister’s own initiative
25.1 (1) The Minister may, on the Minister’s own initiative, examine the circumstances concerning a foreign national who is inadmissible — other than under section 34, 35 or 37 — or who does not meet the requirements of this Act and may grant the foreign national permanent resident status or an exemption from any applicable criteria or obligations of this Act if the Minister is of the opinion that it is justified by humanitarian and compassionate considerations relating to the foreign national, taking into account the best interests of a child directly affected.
Public policy considerations
25.2 (1) The Minister may, in examining the circumstances concerning a foreign national who is inadmissible or who does not meet the requirements of this Act, grant that person permanent resident status or an exemption from any applicable criteria or obligations of this Act if the foreign national complies with any conditions imposed by the Minister and the Minister is of the opinion that it is justified by public policy considerations.
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