K long story,
Have applied for a working visa in Canada and had it knocked back due to a DUI in 2004 (i lost my licence for 1 year). Apparently 10 years after you have completed your sentence you are deemed to be "rehabilitated" however 5 years after you complete your sentence you can apply for rehabilitation, which I have done.
The problem is that the rehabilitation application can take 6-12 months to process, at the end of which, i'll be too old to apply for the visa, so i've basically scrapped the idea
I've read online that due to the huge amount of American tourists that come through the border and getting turned away for similar reasons to me the Canadian government now allow people to enter the country on a "temporary resident permit". You can apply at the border when you arrive or you can do this before hand (which i've done, and have not yet heard anything after a month)
Myself and a few of my mates want to do a trip back up there but i don't want to book and get knocked back at the border.
I just wanted to ask around and see if anyone has had any experience with this? Am i likely to get through if i just apply at the airport once i'm there? It's a pretty big risk to take booking flights and accommodation then getting knocked back upon arrival!