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Canadian immigration officers stationed abroad have been advised to collect information about the applicant’s actions that may not be illegal in their homeland but is a crime in Canada. The request has been made by the Admissibility Branch at the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as learnt by QMI Agency.
For example, domestic violence is not a crime in many countries; however, in Canada it could be an assault or even considered sexual assault.
The other activities which are of interest to CIC officials include wearing a concealed weapon, polygamy or cultivation and sale of a popular East African drug – khat.
CIC is expecting to use the information to possibly prevent the applicants involved in such activities which are crime in Canada entering the country.
Thus, it will allow filtering out all those people who have been involved in activities which are considered cultural norm in their native home land as they may also commit those while in Canada as well.
Polygamy is allowed among Muslim men as their religious allows them to marry up to four women simultaneously. However, in Canada a man can only marry one woman at one time. Though all Muslim men do not have more than one wife, but, applicant who has already more than one wife, may consider it a normal practice while in Canada.
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