To be deported means to be removed from Canada by immigration authorities. People who are deported are sent back to their country of origin.
According to Canadian law, anyone who is not a Canadian citizen can potentially be deported, even Permanent Residents.
Facing deportation can be scary because people who are about to be deported face an uncertain future in their home countries. In some cases, families may be separated, and 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; or
- Breaching the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act