Under immigration law, people in Canada who are not Canadian citizens can be arrested and detained for certain reasons. There are laws about when non-citizens can be arrested or detained, what the process is for getting released, and what happens if the person is not released.
Immigration and Refugee Law – Detention
People with mental illness come into conflict with the law in disproportionate numbers. If they are not Canadian citizens, this can put them at risk of being removed from Canada. This booklet is a resource for front-line workers...
This resource is about how Canadian immigration laws are enforced. Short descriptions of Investigation and Admissibility Hearings, arrests, detention, and removals are provided along with links to related resources.