Who is inadmissible?
Individuals may be denied a visa, or refused entry to or removed from Canada on the following grounds:
- security reasons, including espionage, subversion, violence or terrorism, or membership in an organization involved in such activities;
- human or international rights violations, including war crimes or crimes against humanity, or being a senior official in a government engaged in gross human rights violations or subject to international sanctions;
- serious criminality involving an offence, or its equivalent, punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 10 years;
- criminality, including conviction for an offence or commission of a criminal act;
- organized crime, including membership in an organization that takes part in organized criminal activity, people smuggling or money laundering;
- health reasons, if their condition is likely to endanger public health or public safety, or might reasonably be expected to cause excessive demands on health or social services;
- financial reasons, if they are unable or unwilling to support themselves and their family members;
- misrepresentation, which includes providing false information or withholding information directly related to decisions made under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA);
- failure to comply with any provision of IRPA; or
- having an inadmissible family member.
Certain groups qualify for exemptions and/or may have compelling reasons for entry. Find out if you qualify today!