My friend is conventional refugee from guatemala. He immigrated to Canada in 1992. Due to a DUI conviction in 2008, his

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Customer: My friend is conventional refugee from guatemala. He immigrated to Canada in 1992. Due to a DUI conviction in 2008, his renewal of work permit was denied in 2010 and has not been able to work since. What do you recommend as the next steps in attaining a SIN?I checked the CIC.gc.ca website and it appears that prior convictions automatically deny his work permit application.
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Debra, Expert

Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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This doesn't really add up.

Was your friend not granted PR status decades ago?

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No. I believe in 92, it was not a mandate. Or it was an extended period of time (4+ years)
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The term conventional refugee is no longer applicable. I submitted a verification of status in the summer and it returned as a protected person
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But are you saying after being found to be a protected person they never applied for PR status?

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Am I able to send you key documents for review giving the timeline of the process since 92?
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No. You will need to retain your own lawyer to review documentation.

I am sorry about that.

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it’s evident that an application for permanent residency was submitted on his behalf in 2005. To this day, he does not know who or how the application was submitted. In may of 2005 he was approved for an exemption to certain legislation in order to allow processing of his PR Application. Before a decision could be made in regards ***** ***** admissibility in accordance with other regulations of the Immigration and refugee protection act, he was required to provide FBI clearance, a valid travel document or proof that a travel document could not be obtained. He has in his possession the FBI clearance, and an exclusion order dated may 14th of 1992. Conditional exclusion Pursuant to 32.1(3)(b) of immigration act. References were made to paragraph 19 (2)(d), and s.s. 9(1) and 14(1)
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July of 2008 he was conditionally discharge of uttering threats, however a conviction of DUI was upheld. As a result, he was no longer eligible for renewal of his open work permit that expired in 2012.
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The expenses were out of pocket due to changes in who qualifies for legal aid. Subsequently in 2018, there he was offered a translator, however, having no means to pay for the service and being ineligible for legal aid, he declined. He had been working with an attorney at the time however the costs became overwhelming and plead guilty to a summary sexual assault offense.
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My apologies, conviction in July of 2017.
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A report was made under section 44(1) of the immigration act. In 2018
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CBSA reviewed the conviction carefully and decided that they would NOT impose a removal order however it would remain a part of his immigration records
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He has been unable to work since 2012 as a result, is ineligible for a work permit and so...
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My question is, where do we start?
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Debra, Expert

I don't feel competent to answer this.

As far as I know he should have become a PR back in 1992. So I don't have any idea what happened.

I suggest he go into a local legal aid clinic that helps refugees and they will help him for free.

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