Criminal Inadmissibility Problems
Persons who are otherwise qualified to enter Canada as permanent residents, temporary workers, international students, or visitors may be denied entry if they (or their dependents) are determined to be criminally inadmissible by a Canadian Immigration Officer.
Types of crimes that may cause an issue with entry to Canada
Depending on the nature of the incident, offences as seemingly minor as driving violations may render you inadmissible to Canada. You will need to know if past criminality will prevent you from entering Canada, and what steps to take before and during your Canadian immigration or visa application process in order to be permitted entry to Canada.
Obtain permission to enter Canada
Application for Rehabilitation.
Application for a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP).
Deemed Rehabilitation : If you were only convicted of one offence and the equivalent Canadian offence does not carry a maximum sentence of 10 years or more you are deemed to have been rehabilitated. No application is required.