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Foreign nationals & permanent residents may be found to be inadmissible to Canada on the following grounds:

If you are deemed inadmissible to Canada for any of these reasons, Mustakas & Associates can review your case and potentially help you get into Canada.

We understand inadmissibility and can assist you in many ways. For more information, please read the information below on inadmissibility and then contact Mustakas & Associates to review your case.


A permanent resident of Canada or foreign national may not be allowed to enter Canada if that individual has been involved in criminal activities or with criminal convictions of less than ten years must apply for rehabilitation.

Individuals involved in terrorist activities or engaged in acts of violence that threaten the lives of Canadians or involved in crimes against humanity, human trafficking, organized crime (or ties to it), war crimes will not be allowed into Canada.


An individual may not be allowed to enter Canada if their health condition is likely to endanger public safety.


An individual may not be allowed to enter Canada if they are unable to financially support themselves or if no one else is willing to support them financially.


Individuals who misrepresent themselves or who are sponsored by people who are already inadmissible for misrepresentation may not be allowed to enter Canada.

If an individual is found to be inadmissible to Canada for Medical reasons they may apply for a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) to overcome their inadmissibility and be allowed entry into Canada on a temporary basis.


Rehabilitation removes the grounds of criminal inadmissibility & means you are unlikely to be involved in any further criminal activity.


You may apply for rehabilitation if: 

  • five (5) years have passed since you committed an act outside of Canada.

  • five (5) years have passed since your criminal sentence ended.

If you were convicted of an offense outside Canada that, if committed in Canada, would be an indictable offense punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of less than ten years you are eligible to apply for rehabilitation five (5) years after completion of the sentence imposed and you are deemed rehabilitated at least ten years after completion of the imposed sentence.

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