Q & A: Can Landing be Denied?

CIC News
Published: November 1, 2001

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).

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