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Indian Male

I heard you can get deported

I've heard that as an international student in Canada, if a sexual complaint is filed against you, you can get deported. So how does that work? Is the city or the government involved with the case? Do we have to go to the court or any legal procedures? How are the resources being supplied?


  • Clarify the relationship between university policy and the criminal justice system.

  • Address legal concerns specific to international students, including whether reporting sexual assault could impact the immigration and/or visa status of the complainant or respondent. These issues should be addressed both in the policy itself and in educational materials and information sessions.