Q & A: Can Landing be Denied?
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).