Criminal: Inadmissibility

DWI: Any impaired driving conviction can make you inadmissible to Canada.

Common Convictions:


  • Possession

  • Assault and/or Battery

  • Weapons Charges

  • Drug Charges

  • Fraud

Evaluating Factors:

  • Charge
  • Disposition of the case (the outcome)
  • Number of convictions
  • Time that has elapsed since completion of probation, payment of fines, classes, jail time, etc.

Relief Options:

  • ARC – You were officially deported
  • TRP – You are inadmissible and have a “compelling” reason to enter Canada
  • REHAB – 5 years has passed since the end of your sentence and you are rehabilitated (application filed at a Canadian Consulate abroad)
  • DEEMED REHAB – You have only one non-serious conviction and ten years has passed since the completion of your sentence

Valid Reasons for Request for Entry for ARC, TRP or Rehabilitation

  • Family
  • Business
  • Investment
  • Sales
  • Work

Filing Process:

Each individual case requires careful analysis. Every case is different. There are cases where the case disposition does not render the client inadmissible. Under certain circumstances, for instance, a conditional discharge could mean that you are still admissible to Canada. It is your responsibility to prove that you are admissible.

At this time, we are committed to the health and safety of our clients, our staff and our community. The government continues to accept applications and process them as normal. We are equipped to continue to prepare and process all cases. Please keep in mind that most cases take months to process. We want to continue to prepare and process these cases, so that when we do get through this crisis, you will not have lost crucial processing time. We will perform all consultations over the phone and can be best reached through our contact form.