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Applying for temporary work visa through CIC with theft charge

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges and Convictions' started by Durag, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. Durag

    Durag New Member


    I am in the process of finalizing my CIC application. I am applying from Ireland for the two year IEC work visa program.

    My concern is that i have three convictions - all from 2006. I sent off the police cert to CIC which stated i had two convictions for public order offences (one for drunk & disorderly, and one for threatening behavior) and one for theft.

    CIC requested additional documents to back these up which i did, and on the reports i received from the courts, the police cert was incorrect, i did not receive a conviction for theft, it was dismissed. I did however receive another public order in its place.

    I know CIC has a 10 year rehabilitation process for theft, but is that only if there was a conviction? It was for an item valued at €40.

    Will this cause any issues?

  2. A temporary resident permit lets you enter or stay in Canada if:

    • it has been less than five years since the end of your sentence or
    • you have valid reasons to be in Canada.
    If you have a valid reason to travel to Canada, but you are inadmissible, we may issue you a temporary resident permit. An immigration or border services officer will decide if your need to enter or stay in Canada outweighs the health or safety risks to Canadian society

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