Bishop Immigration | Canadian Citizenship & Immigration Services

Inadmissibility &
Procedural Fairness

Admissibility issues can complicate your ability to enter or remain in Canada.
Individuals can be found inadmissible to Canada on the following grounds:
The most common types of inadmissibility are criminal, medical, and misrepresentation.

Criminal Inadmissibility

You may be refused entry to Canada if you have been convicted of a criminal offence. It is crucial to the success of your immigration application that any criminal history is properly addressed. Depending on the crime, how long ago it was committed, and your behaviour since the offence, options to overcome inadmissibility may include a Temporary Resident Permit or Rehabilitation.

Medical Inadmissibility

If IRCC finds a health concern in your immigration medical examination, you may be issued a procedural fairness letter outlining their intention to refuse your application. In this case, a strong response addressing IRCC’s concerns must be submitted in order to overcome inadmissibility.


A finding of misrepresentation on your immigration application is very serious and could lead to a five-year ban from Canada. Applicants are typically notified about a misrepresentation allegation in advance of IRCC making the final decision through a procedural fairness letter.

Responding to a procedural fairness letter with allegations of misrepresentation should not be taken lightly. At Bishop Immigration, we work with you to address the allegation and provide a comprehensive response to IRCC.

Procedural Fairness Letters

If you have received a procedural fairness letter, advising that IRCC intends on refusing your application either due to inadmissibility, or other complicating factors, please contact our office so we can review your circumstances and work together to address these concerns as effectively as possible.

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