Reasons You May Be Denied Access To Canada

Canada is a beautiful and highly secured country with great working opportunities for her dwellers. However, everybody wants to travel to Canada but its obvious that out of 100, only 10 might possibly get access to the promised land. A Canadian immigration officer will decide if you can enter Canada when you apply for a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), or when you arrive at a port of entry.

Depending on the requirements, you can be admissible or inadmissible while processing your move to Canada. If you’re found inadmissible, you’ll be denied a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), refused entry to, or removed from Canada.

There are reasons why you may be denied access to Canada or deported from the country if you have gained access already. You could possibly be found inadmissible to the state for a number of reasons, such as:

1) security reasons: Under this includes

  • Espionage
  • Subversion (attempts to overthrow a government, etc.)
  • Violence or terrorism
  • Membership in an organization involved in any of these

2) Human or international rights violations, including

  • War crimes
  • Crimes against humanity
  • Being a senior official in a government engaged in gross human rights violations or subject to international sanctions

3) Medical Reasons: this includes medical conditions that:

  • Endanger public health
  • Endanger public safety or
  • Causes excessive demand on health or social services (some applicants are exempt)

4) Committing a crime: including driving while under the influence of drugs or alcoholFootnote1
5) Organized crime: including membership in an organization that takes part in organized criminal activity, people smuggling or money laundering

6) Financial reasons – if you’re unable or unwilling to support yourself and your family members
7) Misrepresentation – which includes providing false information or withholding information directly related to decisions made under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)
8) Failure to comply with any provision of IRPAFootnote2 or
9) Having an inadmissible family member.

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