Penalty Charts

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Compiled by Ron Jourard

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In viewing the charts, please bear in mind the following:

  • If a discharge cannot be granted, you must be convicted upon being found guilty of the offence.
  • If you are visitor (e.g., lawfully in Canada as a tourist, or on a work or student visa), a conviction of any hybrid offence or two or more summary conviction offences not arising out of the same occurence could result in your deportation.
  • Permanent residents sentenced to more than six months in jail upon conviction of any criminal offence are inadmissible to Canada and liable to deportation without any right of appeal. A permanent resident convicted of a crime that carries a potential jail penalty of 10 years or longer, but not sentenced to jail for six months or longer, is similarly inadmissible to Canada, but has the right to appeal a deportation order.