Enforcement and violations

Find out more about immigration violations, detention review processes and immigration admissibility hearings.

Services and information

Find out if you can enter Canada

Reasons for inadmissibility, how to overcome criminal convictions and temporary resident permits for those who are inadmissible

Learn about arrests, detentions and removals

What happens to individuals who are not allowed in Canada, including removals and how to appeal a removal order

Find out about the detention review process

Steps in the detention review process, which applies when a permanent resident or foreign national is detained by border officials for immigration reasons

Find out about immigration admissibility hearings

Steps in an admissibility hearing, which applies when a person tries to enter, or is in Canada and is considered inadmissible

Revoking citizenship

Implications related to why citizenship can be removed, changes in citizenship status and how it affects renunciation of citizenship

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Do you want to come to Canada, or extend your stay?

Answer a few questions to find out if you are eligible to come to Canada. You can also find out what immigration programs you can apply for and how to submit an online or paper application.

Help Centre

Find quick and direct answers to your inadmissibility questions, including entering Canada and rehabilitation for entry to Canada.

Overcome criminal convictions

Find out how you may still be able to come to Canada if you've been convicted of a crime.

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