Some individuals will be prohibited from entering Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. A person may be inadmissible for the following reasons:
- Security reason
- Human or international rights violations
- Committing or being convicted of a crime
- Organized crime, including membership in an organization that takes part in organized criminal activity, people smuggling or money laundering
- A medical condition that endangers public health and safety or causes excessive demand on health and social services
- Financial reasons
- Misrepresentation (i.e. providing false information or withholding information)
- Failure to comply with any provision of the IRPA; or
- having an inadmissible family member.
Specifically with records to criminal convictions, under section 36(1) of the IRPA, a permanent resident or foreign national is inadmissible to enter Canada where he or she was convicted of an offence under an Act of Parliament punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 10 years, OR of an offence under an Act of Parliament for which a term of imprisonment of more than six months has been imposed.