ICS is a private immigration service provider for individuals wishing to immigrate to Canada. Our services include but are not limited to application review, document preparation and submission, and immigration consultation.
Being criminally inadmissible to Canada means you are not allowed to enter the country for any reason without special authorization from Canadian immigration officials (see Temporary Residence Permit). Criminal rehabilitation in Canada is an application process whereby a person requests absolution from the Government of Canada, for a particular crime(s) committed in a foreign country. Once an individual completes criminal rehabilitation successfully, they have a clean slate. The criminal rehabilitation process only applies to those who have committed offenses outside of Canada. For offenses committed in Canada, please fill out the form to the right.
The most crucial consideration is establishing the equivalent offence in Canada. It does not matter how lightly or severely a given crime is treated in the country where it occurred. What is important is the gravity of the offense, as per Canada’s federal criminal code. Once the equivalence has been established, it is important to determine the maximum sentence imposable by law, this will determine the type of criminal rehabilitation required. If you were convicted of one non-serious offence and more than 10 years have passed since the completion of your sentence, you may be deemed rehabilitated and criminal rehabilitation Canada will not be required. If you are not sure if your offence constitutes serious or non-serious criminality, contact us