Generally, foreigners, temporary residents and permanent residents can be found inadmissible to Canada. Hence, the inadmissible person is not allowed to enter and / or remain in Canada.
The individual must apply for rehabilitation to overcome criminal inadmissibility with respect to offences committed outside Canada. To be exempted, the person must show that at least five years have passed since the completion of the sentence (imprisonment, fine, probation, etc.).
Temporary Resident Permit
Otherwise, the individual may request a temporary resident permit (TRP) before entry to Canada. A temporary resident permit (minister’s permit) is only issued in extraordinary circumstances.
Authorization to Return to Canada
During the inadmissibility assessment one of the three following types of removal orders may be issued:
1. departure order,
2. exclusion order, and
3. deportation order.
The individual must leave Canada within 30 days after the departure order has been enforced. Upon re-entry an authorization to return to Canada (ARC) is not needed. If the person did not leave on time, the departure order turns into a deportation order.
The person is barred from entering Canada for one year and needs a written authorization to return to Canada within the one-year period after the removal order has been enforced. In misrepresentation cases, one is not allowed to return to Canada within five years, unless authorized in writing.
One is barred for life, unless authorized to return to Canada.