Canada takes felony offences extremely seriously, and a person with a felony
conviction on their record is usually deemed inadmissible to enter Canada. In this case you have to ask for special permission to enter Canada.
It is important to know details about your conviction, you should know the following:
- What kind of conviction was it
- What was the charge
- The date of the conviction
- Was there any prison time
- What was your sentence
- What were the events that led to your crime
The details about your conviction will help your application, as you most likely will be required to provide all these details to the visa officer. It is important to know the difference between how your home country treats the charge and how Canada treats the same charge. For instance, U.S. takes DUI more lightly than Canada does. A DUI conviction in the U.S. may restrict your entry into Canada.
I hope this was helpful! If you have any further questions or require more detail on how Canada deals with your conviction, please contact us. Our team of legal professionals will be happy to help you with your legal matter.