As a foreign worker wanting to settle in Canada, a criminal history can be the reason for your inadmissibility. Criminal inadmissibility includes all kinds offences starting with driving while intoxicated (DWI) to murder. Foreign nationals can be prohibited from immigrating to Canada based on criminal inadmissibility. However, there are multiple ways that the Government of Canada provide through which one can immigrate to Canada even if they are considered criminally inadmissible.
To ensure the rehabilitation stay away from any further Criminal Activities
The first way is individual rehabilitation which can be a permanent way to solve this issue if the applicant does not engage in any new criminal activities. There are many criteria for you to be considered under this category including which the government must deem you as “highly unlikely to take part in further” criminal activities. One of the main requirements is that it must be at least five years since the criminal offence.
Check with legak advisor if you can get Pardon from parole Board of Canada
The second way is a record suspension or discharge and which is provided by the Parole Board of Canada. In this case, you apply for a discharge and if successful, you will be pardoned and given admission into the country. If your offence is discharged in a foreign country, you need to make sure it is valid via the Canadian Visa Office.
Now, lastly, Temporary Resident Permits (TRPs) are the third pathway to enter the country even with a very recent criminal record and it only depends on the particular reason for which you will be visiting the country. Moreover, it is not a permanent solution and the reason for you to enter the country must be more crucial than the safety risks to Canadian society.