A person may be denied a visa, or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), refused entry to, or removed from Canada on any of these grounds:

• security reasons, including
o espionage
o subversion (attempts to overthrow a government, etc.)
o violence or terrorism, or
o membership in an organization involved in any of these
• human or international rights violations, including
o war crimes
o crimes against humanity
o being a senior official in a government engaged in gross human rights violations or subject to international sanctions
• committing a serious crime that would be punishable by a maximum prison term of at least 10 years in Canada
• having been convicted of a crime, including driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
• organized crime, including membership in an organization that takes part in organized criminal activity, people smuggling or money laundering
• health grounds – if their condition is likely to:
• endanger public health or public safety, or
• cause excessive demands on health or social services (some exceptions exist
• financial reasons – if they are unable or unwilling to support themselves and their family members
• misrepresentation, which includes providing false information or withholding information directly related to decisions made under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)
• failure to comply with any provision
• having an inadmissible family member. Ref. IRCC Website

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