Inadmissibility is one of the primary immigration concerns in Canada. Inadmissibility to Canada is an immigration issue that, in essence, prohibits an individual from entering the nation. There are numerous reasons for inadmissibility, with the majority relating to medical conditions or criminal records.
Importantly, immigration inadmissibility applies to all candidates listed in the Canada visa application. If a family member is accompanying you to Canada or included in your visa application, the entire application and all family members will be denied entry if there are probable criminal or medical inadmissibility issues. A person’s inadmissibility to Canada can be a roadblock to immigration, but there are ways to get beyond this hurdle.
A person may be inadmissible to Canada because of criminality if they have been convicted of, or have committed, a crime in their native country that has an equivalent under Canadian law. One should keep in mind that not all criminal convictions will result in a person being deemed inadmissible to Canada. The severity of the crime must meet specific criteria. DUI convictions are a common cause of criminal inadmissibility. To be denied entry to Canada is a realistic possibility for anyone with a recent DWI conviction. Theft, reckless driving, and assault are also examples of criminal offenses that might result in a person being denied entry.
Health reasons can also make a person ineligible for entry to Canada. A person will likely be denied entry to Canada if they have a medical condition that poses a significant risk to the public’s health or safety. Similarly, a person’s admittance to Canada could be revoked if an immigration officer believes they will place an undue burden on the country’s publicly financed health and social services.