An overview of why individuals who
have been convicted of impaired driving may not be allowed to enter
Information on how individuals who
have been convicted of impaired driving can overcome their
inadmissibility to Canada.
Citizens of many countries may be surprised to discover that if
you have been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol
(DUI), you can be found criminally inadmissible to Canada. If you
are found criminally inadmissible to Canada, you will not be
allowed to enter the country.
This comes as a surprise to many because in most countries,
impaired driving is seen as a minor or misdemeanour offence. In
Canada however, driving while impaired is seen as a more serious
crime and is likely to cause a person who has been convicted of
such offense to be denied entry into Canada. This is due to
Canadian law which provides that a person can be deemed criminally
inadmissible to Canada if they have committed a crime outside of
Canada that, if committed in Canada, would constitute a serious
It is also important to note that Canada will refuse entry to
individuals who have been convicted of any sort of impaired driving
charge, not just DUIs. Examples of impaired driving offenses
Driving While Impaired (DWI).
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
Operating Under the Influence
Wet and Reckless (W&R).
Driving without Due Care and
There are certain legal avenues that can allow a person to enter
Canada despite being having been convicted of an impaired driving
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