I recently received a note highlighting the initiative at the Canadian border to help those who may be denied entry to Canada due to minor criminality. Here are some high lights from our local Member of Parliament MP Greg Rickford’s office on the Tourism Facilitation Action Plan (TFAP).
“This initiative was introduced last season in an attempt to reduce the amount of visitors deemed inadmissible as a result of only one minor conviction. The idea was to grant a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) with a waiver of the fee, and at the same time educate those customers that did take advantage of the process, on what is required to complete the rehabilitation process should they qualify.
… Visitors to Canada that have not already taken advantage of the TRP waiver fee, may do so this year, should they qualify.
The phone # for the Fort Frances office is (807) 274-5281 and your guests may call there with questions if this is the crossing they will be using. They should call during regular business hours, and well in advance of their anticipated crossing date.”
As well, if you have concerns about admissibility or procedures, you can contact our Tourist Association. NOTO Ask for Laurie.