Canadians with criminal records are frequently heard to complain about being refused entry to foreign countries, particularly the United States. It is worth noting that Canada has its own rules restricting entry due  to to criminal convictions. For example, in the absence of exeptional circumstances even a relatively minor offence such as assault causing bodiy harm requires a ten year conviction free period before  “rehabilitation” is deemed to have occured under the applicable law and a person with such a conviction becomes admissable to Canada.