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What can happen if a permanent resident is convicted of a crime?
This fact sheet explains how being convicted of a crime in Canada can affect someone's status as a permanent resident.
If you are a permanent resident and are convicted of a crime you could lose your permanent resident status, be deported and might not be able to come back to Canada. A criminal charge or conviction can also affect your eligibility to become a Canadian citizen.
This resource covers topics such as:
- Being charged with a crime
- Losing status because of a criminal conviction
- Criminal charges and refugees
- If a Permanent Resident is found guilty
- Applying for a pardon
- Getting legal help
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Produced by CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario).
September 11, 2015