Being deported from Canada is a serious event, and it can create extreme hardship for the person who has been deported from Canada. However, being deported from Canada is not the end of your life in Canada, as there are ways of returning.
First, it is important to understand that there are three different types of removal orders, one of which is deportation. Removal orders are not always permanent, and you may be able to return to Canada after you have left the country due to a removal order. In some cases, you may have to apply for special permission to do so.
Types of removal orders in Canada
Removal Order 1: Departure Order
A Departure order means that the person it is issued for must leave Canada within 30 days. Upon their exit, they need to inform the agents at the border or port of exit that they are leaving. A person who has left Canada because of a departure order can then attempt to re-enter Canada after they’ve left.
Removal Order 2: Exclusion Order
When someone leaves Canada because of an exclusion order, they must wait 12 months (1 year) before they can try and re-enter Canada.
Removal Order 3: Deportation Order
When someone is deported from Canada, it’s permanent. They cannot return to Canada unless they apply for Authorization to Return to Canada, or ARC. This can be a very difficult application as the visa office will have plenty to consider, but this is the only way a previously deported person can legally re-enter Canada.
If someone has left Canada because of a removal order and then attempts to re-enter, there is no guarantee they will be allowed back into the country and the odds are definitely not in their favour. If you have been removed from Canada or are currently under a removal order, please speak to a licensed immigration lawyer immediately to discuss your options.
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