Who can be deported?
According to Canadian law, anyone who is not a Canadian citizen can be deported, even Permanent Residents.
Facing deportation can be scary. You may not know what you'll do or how you'll survive if you're forced to go back to your home country. In some cases, families may be separated, and family members may not ever be allowed to return to Canada.
Why are people deported?
People are deported mainly due to:
- Immigration or crime-related reasons
- Being considered a security threat to other people living in Canada
- Breaching the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
Who decides to deport people?
The CBSA also enforces Removal Orders. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) may sometimes help the CBSA enforce a Removal Order.
Can I appeal a removal order?
In some cases, Removal Orders can be appealed to the Immigration Appeal Division of the IRB. The Appeal Division can review cases and overturn removal orders if it thinks the order is unfair.
For legal information on deportation, check these immigration resources from Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO).