Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
Marginal note:Ineligibility to be a party to a sponsorship
156 (1) The following persons are ineligible to be a party to a sponsorship:
(a) a person who has been convicted in Canada of the offence of murder or an offence set out in Schedule I or II to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, regardless of whether it was prosecuted by indictment, if a period of five years has not elapsed since the completion of the person’s sentence imposed under the Criminal Code;
(b) a person who has been convicted of an offence outside Canada that, if committed in Canada, would constitute an offence referred to in paragraph (a), if a period of five years has not elapsed since the completion of the person’s sentence imposed under a foreign law;
(c) a person who is in default of any support payment obligations ordered by a court;
(d) a person who is subject to a removal order;
(e) a person who is subject to a revocation proceeding under the Citizenship Act; and
(f) a person who is detained in any penitentiary, jail, reformatory or prison.
Marginal note:Exception if pardoned
(2) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(a), a sponsorship application may not be refused on the basis of a conviction in respect of which a pardon has been granted and has not ceased to have effect or been revoked under the Criminal Records Act, or in respect of which there has been a final determination of an acquittal.
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