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Permanent residents of Canada: Make sure you know and follow our laws, including our tough new rules for impaired driving and marijuana-related crimes.

This fact sheet from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has informaton for permanent residents about recent updates to laws. It answers these questions: 

  • What is changing with impaired driving and marijuana-related rules and how could they affect my status?
  • What if I receive the minimum fine for impaired driving, and no one is hurt? Could I lose my status?
  • Hasn't Canada legalized cannabis? Are there similar immigration impacts for cannabis-related crimes?
  • Will I be able to appeal an order to leave Canada and keep my permanent resident status?
  • If I lose my status and have to leave Canada, will I be able to return?
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