Can I apply for citizenship/permanent residence with a criminal record?

When applying for new immigration status, you can expect Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to request a copy of your fingerprints in order to complete a criminal record check through CPIC/ RCMP. Although it is possible CIC has already been made aware of your criminal record, it is in your best interest to complete your…

Can I travel to the U.S. with a Canadian conviction?

It is illegal to enter the U.S. with a Canadian criminal record. The chances of the Customs Border Protection (CBP) pulling up your criminal record through the CPIC database are high and will be detrimental to your travel in the future. It is in your best interest to remove your criminal record prior to travelling…

I can’t remember the circumstances around my offence(s). What do I write?

Do your best to include any information you can regarding each charge. The ARO already have the technical information from the RCMP and court records, but they would like to know your personal insight on each conviction. Your application will be judged based on the information you provide, therefore providing no information means you are…