Criminal Charges in Canada and Your Immigration Status

If you are charged with a crime in Canada, you have a right to a trial in criminal court. If you are not a Canadian citizen, what the court decides may affect your immigration status.

This fact sheet has information about:

  • What should I do if I am charged with a crime?
  • What can happen to my status?
  • What will happen to me if there is an order to remove me from Canada?
  • What can I do to protect my status and stay in Canada?
  • How to get help

Produced by CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario).

Last updated: May 15, 2024 1004772