Sound easy enough? Well there are several ways to get into Canada, even with a few blemishes in one’s legal record, but the short answer is that there is no short and easy way to do it. Required court documents may be difficult to obtain, and Canada typically requires them for review. Proof of sentences being completed is critical, for which copies of all complaints, orders, sentences, restitution, and probationary documents are ideal. Most lay people are reluctant to attempt such an endeavor on their own.
Chancing it at the border is absolutely not recommended, particularly for those driving long distances.