One of the questions that Jennifer gets asked is, “I received a traffic ticket. Is that going to affect my immigration status?” The answer to this question is almost never simple. Jennifer says that 9 times out of a 10, the traffic ticket they’re referring to is actually a Drinking Under the Influence charge.  If you receive a DUI while in Canada it is considered a criminal charge, not a simple traffic ticket.

Check out the video below to see how a DUI charge affects your immigration status differently depending on whether you’re a Temporary Foreign Worker, an International Student or a Visitor.

If you have any individual questions or concerns, please contact our office for more customized consultation for your unique situation.  Please note that this posting is for general information only and is not to be considered binding or official legal counsel since situations will vary and can be complicated. The content in this post is current as of the day of entry. Due to the changing nature of Immigration law, the information in this entry may or may not still be applicable.