Permanent residents and criminal inadmissibility

Recent changes to the law mean that more permanent residents who have committed a crime will face deportation from Canada without any right of appeal.

Since the passage of Bill C-43, permanent residents face deportation to their country of origin without access to any appeal if they:

  • Are sentenced in Canada to prison for 6 months or more for a crime, or
  • Commit certain types of crimes abroad, no matter what the sentence received.

The CCR has prepared a document that gives very basic information on what these changes mean and who might be affected:

Permanent residents and criminal inadmissibility: C-43 resource, two pager, September 2013



Other useful resources

From CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario)

Immigration consequences at sentencing, paper by Peter Edelmann, 2013

Immigration consequences at sentencing, powerpoint by Peter Edelmann, 2013

For CCR members (you must be logged in)

Resources from 'Criminality and Access to the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB)'

More information about C-43