In a news release on November 30, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) emphasized the importance of Canada’s partnerships with countries in the Indo-Pacific area for the country’s future immigration policies.
The Indo-Pacific region has more recently become the major origin of many Canadian immigrants, a link that has “been built over years of profound… relationships.”
In fact, four of the top seven birth nations of recent immigrants to Canada (between 2016 and 2021)—India (1), the Philippines (2), China (3), and Pakistan (7)—are located in this region, according to statistics from Canada’s 2021 census. What’s more is that over half (44%) of all admitted permanent residents during that five-year period came from the top three birth countries of recent Canadian immigrants listed above.
An interview will be set with the applicant to go over these findings when there are security concerns. Anyone found to be such a threat will not be allowed entry into Canada.
There is a distinct difference between the background check, which the applicant is typically not actively involved in, and the police clearance certificate, which the applicant must get. If an applicant or any of their dependents are found to be criminally inadmissible, they or their dependents may have their entry to Canada, whether it be permanently or just temporarily as tourists, foreign workers, or international students, rejected.
A person could be denied entry due to one of the following:
- Serious Crime; or Criminality.
- If you have a criminal record and are otherwise ineligible to enter Canada, you might be permitted to do so if the IRCC determines that you have either:
- Rehabilitation regarded
- Personalized Rehabilitation
You might need a Temporary Residence Permit (TRP) to enter Canada if you’re visiting for a brief period of time.