Any criminal conviction has an effect on immigrating to the US. The issue with the US immigration will not be a rejection by Canada so much as the conviction in California. How Canada views the conviction is best asked to an attorney who practices Canadian immigration law.
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Theft is a "crime involving moral turpitude" which could render you inadmissible to the US. I suggest you consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can address all of your issues.
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Different countries, different procedures, different laws.
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Canadian attorney input would be much better to seek on issues of Canadian law. go on AILA and seek a Canadian attorney
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Canadian laws are pretty strict regarding criminal convictions; but the best source of this info is a Canadian immigration consultant or an attorney. As for the US, a crime of moral turpitude (petite larceny) may have an affect on potential immigration...
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