A foreign national may be inadmissible for immigration to Canada for a number of reasons, such as:
● security, e.g. violence or terrorism
● human or international rights violations, e.g. war crimes
● criminality, e.g. driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
● organized crime, e.g. people smuggling or money laundering
● health grounds, i.e. if the person’ s condition is likely to endanger public health
● financial reasons, i.e. if the applicant is unable or unwilling to self-support
● misrepresentation, e.g. providing false information
Inadmissibility based on these grounds may be overcome if certain criteria are met.
Any type of refusal by the immigration authorities
may be challenged if the applicant is not satisfied with the decision. Canadians, Permanent Residents, or Foreign Nationals can appeal to the Federal Court of Canada or, in certain types of cases, the Immigration Refugee Board.
There is normally a deadline for such appeals, if you have received a negative decision letter, please contact us immediately.