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Old 02-15-2008, 09:06 AM
 
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would a person who has a couple of midemeanors on their record within the past 10 years (minor offences), who would otherwise exceed the points required, have problems with immigration?


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Old 02-15-2008, 10:15 AM
 
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It depends on the offense and how the crime is classified in Canada. If the incidents in question are felonies in Canada, you won't be admitted. A good example is a minor (no injuries) DUI offense. In many US states, this could be classified as a misdemeaner but since any and all occurances are felonies in Canada, it would prevent immigration.
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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In many US states, this could be classified as a misdemeaner but since any and all occurances are felonies in Canada, it would prevent immigration.
First of all, there are no felonies in Canada; crimes are classified as either summary convictions or indictable offences.

If you are seriously considering applying to immigrate to Canada, then don't take advice on important matters from any internet forum, including this one. Ther's simply too much at stake.

Go to the Citzenship and Immigration Canada web site, find the applicable Immigration office for you, and contact them with details of your particular circumstances.

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Old 02-15-2008, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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First of all, there are no felonies in Canada; crimes are classified as either summary convictions or indictable offences.
My immigration attorney used "felony" to describe what must be a "summary conviction". I guess we didn't discuss it in-depth since I didn't have any convictions
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:52 AM
 
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You may be interested in this story famlife which concerns the recent number of "turnbacks" at the border for offenses like marijuana possession, assault and impaired driving. If the government doesn't want these people even visiting I suspect that they would take a dim view of "misdemeanors" for someone wanting to immigrate.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:16 AM
 
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I want dual citizenship. Both my parents were Canadian and my mother was born in England and moved to Canada at age three. She went back to Canada after retiring and passed away in 2000.
I was told that, since my parents were both originally Canadian and later American. I should not have a problem, but they are both dead and the only thing I have going for me is 100 acres in Quebec. Do I have to jump through hoops to get dual citizenship?
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