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.
Permanent residents and criminal inadmissibility: C-43 resource, two pager, September 2013
Other useful resources
From CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario)
- Mental Illness, Criminal Offences, & Deportation, June 2013
- Criminal charges in Canada and your immigration status (Fact sheet) - very basic information, available in several languages
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)'