Area of Law: Criminal Records | Pardons & USA Waivers
Answer # 2144
How does a youth record affect Canadian immigration?Region: Ontario Answer # 2144
A youth criminal record can negatively affect every type of Canadian immigration application. A youth record will not only impact the individual, but will also affect the entire family’s application. Although it may not necessarily mean that the applications will be denied, a record will definitely slow down and complicate the process.
For more information on how to remove a youth criminal record, refer to How are youth criminal records sealed or destroyed?
A criminal record will delay, and can even prevent you from getting your immigration status. View How do criminal records affect immigration for more information.
If you wish to apply immigration status, it is best to have your criminal record removed before you submit your application.
If you have been charged with a criminal offence, refer to our criminal law section.
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