Rehabilitation for people inadmissible to Canada
There are various reasons to be deemed inadmissible to Canada. This could include:
- Criminal record
- Threat to Canadian security
- Health reasons
- Financial reasons
What if you are inadmissible and still need to enter Canada?
There is a permanent solution that is provided for people who are criminally inadmissible to come to Canada. The solution is called Criminal rehabilitation. The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada has been given the authority to approve certain people for rehabilitation.
To get rehabilitation, the person would have to submit a formal application to the Minister of CIC, and they will have the discretion to either approve or deny your rehabilitation. The authorities must be satisfied that it is unlikely you will commit any other criminal activities.
There are two types of rehabilitation programs as well:
- First is deemed rehabilitation, which is granted, if at least 10 years have passed since the offence was committed, but if the criminal act you committed has a maximum imprisonment term of ten years (if punishable in Canada), then you won’t qualify for deemed rehabilitation . You do have to apply for deemed rehabilitation, but make sure you qualify beforehand.
- Second option is that you apply for rehabilitation, if 5 years have passed since the offence was committed or 5 years have passed since you served your imposed sentence.
I hope this helped, if you have any questions about criminal rehabilitation, and want to know if you
qualify, you can contact us. Our team of experience professionals will be happy to help you.
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