Denied entry into Canada via land
I was recently denied entry to Canada by CBSA due to my criminal record. After denial I was given forms and information for criminal rehabilitation. I answered all their questions honestly.
I went back a second time after reading the information and inquired about and was denied a temporary resident permit on the basis of my circumstance’s (visiting girlfriend as a tourist) were not deemed an extraordinary event.
They went over my criminal record which showed one misdemeanor conviction for shoplifting in 2003 and multiple misdemeanor charges since then that have all resulted in dismissals. Those charges are for multiple cases of shoplifting and 3 for motor vehicle infractions involving driving on a suspended license and one for operating to endanger (not a DUI). I have been arrested a total of 3 times.
CBSA informed me that the main reason they would not admit me was because one case in 2004 which showed a charge but no disposition. I told them that it was dismissed but they told me they had to go off the information they had.
What database do they use? Immigration officer informed me off the record that certain offenses I had admitted to did not show up on my criminal check.
Based on a criminal record with 4 shoplifting charges (3 dismissals, one misdemeanor conviction), and 3 motor vehicle charges involving driving negligently, and 2 counts of driving on a suspended license, how likely am I to pass criminal rehabilitation and or get a temporary resident permit? I am 32 years old, currently a college student and trying to get on with my life. This was quite devastating as I was visiting a family member and meeting up with a girlfriend.