Foreign nationals who are inadmissible to Canada must rectify their status before they will be permitted to enter Canada. A Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) can perform this function. A Temporary Resident Permit is a document that temporarily circumvents inadmissibility so a foreign national may enter Canada for a predetermined period.
Foreign nationals who are medically inadmissible or criminally inadmissible to Canada, including for a DUI offence, may not enter the country for any purpose without expressed authorization from Canadian immigration. When petitioning Canadian immigration authorities for a Temporary Resident Permit, applicants are required to demonstrate a significant reason to enter Canada. A Temporary Resident Permit is a document that enables temporary access to Canada, but will not circumvent criminal inadmissibility for those seeking to permanently immigrate to Canada.