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This is likely because of the misdemeanour which is an offence because careless driving is not a criminal offence in Canada.
Here is the law:
Because of your criminal record at first you were considered to be inadmissible to Canada on the basis of criminality.But, after 5 years has passed since your sentence as been completed it is sometimes possible to be deemed to have been rehabilitated when you reach the border. However, there's no guarantee as it's up to the discretion of the immigration office.If you don't want to take a chance at the border the most prudent thing to do is to apply for individual rehabilitation. If this application is successful you will no longer have to be concerned about being turned away at the border.But, it takes over a year to get this processed.So, if you want to come up before then it's sometimes possible to get what is called a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP). This is sometimes granted in cases like yours.Here is a link to the information about the TRP application:http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/inadmissibility/permits.aspHere is the link to the webpage that explains how rehabilitation works:http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/guides/5312ETOC.asp
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You can try calling the closest visa office and see if you can get the TRP on an emergency basis.
If that doesn't work you can apply for one at the border but that is taking a chance of course.
They are just too busy to deal with any fairly or efficiently.
I think your only choice is to take a chance at the border unfortunately.
The TRP costs $200 so be prepared to pay that if they agree to give it to you.
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