What types of convictions are eligible for the fee waiver to enter Canada?
Eligible convictions include those equivalent to criminal offences under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, Section 36(2). However, convictions for child pornography or any sexual offence are not included.
The equivalent convictions vary from country to country. Among others, they include:
- driving under the influence of alcohol;
- public mischief; or
All serious criminal offences, defined under Section 36(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, are not eligible. Among others, they include:
- fraud over C$5000; or
- assault causing bodily harm.
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