A removal Order is a government-initiated ruling which demands a person to leave Canada due to particular grounds. It is issued when a foreign national or permanent resident is convicted of violating the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in Canada. Committing a crime or living in Canada fraudulently could result in being issued a removal order.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is responsible for carrying out removal orders. When a Removal Order is issued, it is crucial for the recipient to understand the type of Removal Orders that was issued and their legal implications which includes one’s merit to stay in Canada, and whether the decision can be challenged. In all the 3 instances, no time should be lost, thus acting quickly is necessary.

A removal order could be any of the following three:

  1. Departure orders
  2. Exclusion orders
  3. Deportation orders

If you are faced with a removal order, it can sometimes be appealed with the Immigration Appeal Division (Permanent residents only) or Federal Court of Canada (Permanent Residents or Foreign Nationals) depending on your immigration status in Canada.

There are other avenues to mitigate a removal order, this includes Judicial Review, Pre-removal Risk Assessment (PRRA), Humanitarian and Compassionate Ground, Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC).