Criminal Rehabilitation

Criminal rehabilitation is for people who are inadmissible to Canada based on their past criminal history. If a person has been convicted of a crime(s) outside Canada and it has passed more than 5 years since the sentence was complete, that individual may be eligible to apply for this program in Canada.

A Certificate of Rehabilitation is a permanent document which gives authorization to unlimited travel in and out of Canada. If the applicant is approved for this program, a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) is no longer necessary. The individual should apply for the Certificate of Rehabilitation if they have had any past convictions and are inadmissible to Canada, and it has passed more than 5 years since the sentence was completed, including prison or probation time, payment of fines, community services and similar. It is suggested to apply for the program as the time passed does not make a person deemed rehabilitated. Some of serious criminality include theft over $5000, domestic abuse and drug trafficking.

Some of the crimes that require Criminal Rehabilitation are:

  • Driving Offences Involving Alcohol or Drugs
  • Reckless Driving
  • Fraud
  • Assault
  • Drug Offences


All individuals with non-serious and serious criminality are suggested to apply for Criminal Rehabilitation to permanently solve inadmissibility to Canada.

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