I am applying for a working holiday visa subclass 462 to Australia and wanted to know if my past refused entry into Canada could negatively impact it. I was traveling with friends when the border control searched my car, they found marijuana on two of my friend's. Their passports were flagged for seven years and they were fined, I was not, but we all had to leave Canada.
There is this question from the visa application: Has any applicant ever been removed, deported or excluded from any country (including Australia)?
I answered no because each of these words has a legal definition that did not apply to my specific scenario. They require specific orders from an immigration judge.
Removal order- A removal order is issued when someone is convicted of breaching the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in Canada. If you have committed a crime or are in Canada fraudulently, you could be issued a removal order. The Canada Border Services Agency is responsible for carrying out removal orders.
Deportation Order- you are permanently barred from returning to Canada and cannot return unless you apply for an ARC. If the CBSA paid for your removal from Canada, you must also repay that cost before you are eligible to return.
Exclusion Order- you cannot return to Canada for one year. If you do wish to return before the 12 months have passed, you must apply for an ARC. If an exclusion order has been issued for misrepresentation, you cannot return to Canada for five years. If the CBSA paid for your removal from Canada, you must repay that cost.
My question is whether it is marked anywhere on my passport that I tried to enter Canada but did not make it in.