What is Inadmissibility?
Inadmissibility status describes people who are not allowed to enter or stay in Canada because of various factors as per the Canadian Immigration Law. A Canadian immigration officer will decide if you can enter Canada when you apply for a visa, an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), or when you arrive at a port of entry. You may be denied a visa, or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), refused entry to, or removed from Canada for any of these reasons:
Reasons you may be Inadmissible to Canada
- Security reasons, including espionage, subversion (attempts to overthrow a government, etc.,, violence or terrorism, or membership in an organization involved in any of these.
- Human or international rights violations, including war crimes, crimes against humanity, being a senior official in a government engaged in gross human rights violations or subject to international sanctions.
- Committing a crime, including driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, organized crime, including membership in an organization that takes part in organized criminal activity, people smuggling or money laundering.
- Misrepresentation, which includes providing false information or withholding information directly related to decisions made under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).
- Medical reasons – which include medical conditions that:
- endanger public health
- endanger public safety, or
- causes excessive demand on health or social services (some applicants are exempt)
- Financial reasons – if you’re unable or unwilling to support yourself and your family members.
- Failure to comply with any provision of IRPA or having an inadmissible family member.