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Q & A: Can Landing be Denied?

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Q. Once landing documents are issued, is it still possible to be refused landing at a Canadian port of entry?

Answer: Yes, an immigration official can refuse landing for numerous reasons. Some common reasons for such refusal include:

– landing in a destination different than stated in your application (generally only where the province of Quebec is involved);
– immigration official is not satisfied that the applicant has a genuine intent to assume permanent resident status in Canada;
– material changes to an application which void landing documents (change in family status without amendment by the visa office may be grounds for such).