Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Version of section 117 from 2003-01-01 to 2012-12-14:

Marginal note:Organizing entry into Canada
  •  (1) No person shall knowingly organize, induce, aid or abet the coming into Canada of one or more persons who are not in possession of a visa, passport or other document required by this Act.

  • Marginal note:Penalties — fewer than 10 persons

    (2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) with respect to fewer than 10 persons is guilty of an offence and liable

    • (a) on conviction on indictment

      • (i) for a first offence, to a fine of not more than $500,000 or to a term of imprisonment of not more than 10 years, or to both, or

      • (ii) for a subsequent offence, to a fine of not more than $1,000,000 or to a term of imprisonment of not more than 14 years, or to both; and

    • (b) on summary conviction, to a fine of not more than $100,000 or to a term of imprisonment of not more than two years, or to both.

  • Marginal note:Penalty — 10 persons or more

    (3) A person who contravenes subsection (1) with respect to a group of 10 persons or more is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction by way of indictment to a fine of not more than $1,000,000 or to life imprisonment, or to both.

  • Marginal note:No proceedings without consent

    (4) No proceedings for an offence under this section may be instituted except by or with the consent of the Attorney General of Canada.

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