Pardons Canada – Americans Denied Entry to Canada due to Criminal Record

pardons.org A recent article was written about how the Canadian airlines resent having to shoulder the fee of returning passengers coming to Canada who have a criminal record. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/11/25/airlines-resent-paying-tab-to-return-passengers-rejected-by-canada_n_8645152.html If you are an American traveler with a criminal record and wish to enter Canada you will need to obtain a special clearance known as a…

Pardons Canada Review- Record Suspension to Remove Criminal Record

pardons.org In March 2012, the Conservative government passed an omnibus crime bill called Bill C-51 which included many changes to the pardons laws. One specific change was the name from “pardon” to “record suspension”.  The effect of the criminal record suspension is the same as the pardon which effectively removes your criminal record from being…

Can I teach with a criminal record in Canada?

In Canada, anyone who wants to teach or work in a school or who provides a service for the school must undergo a background check. This is generally true whether you are currently employed at a school or are a new hire. How might this impact your ability to work as a teacher if you…

Pardons Canada Review – Record Suspension for a Theft Conviction

pardons.org Theft under $5000 and Theft over $5000 are among the most common criminal convictions in Canada.  Once you have been charged and fingerprinted for this criminal offence then you have a criminal record that can be seen by the public. The criminal record will stay with you forever until you get it removed by…

Pardons Canada – Removing a Criminal Record for Assault

pardons.org Assault is the most common type of conviction in Canada and happens often in homes, neighbourhoods, bars, and work areas across the country.  It can happen in an instance of rage and next thing you know the police are being called and charging you for common or domestic assault, assault with a weapon, assault…

Pardons Canada – Record Suspension for Impaired Driving

pardons.org Among the most common convictions in Canada is Driving While Ability Impaired, also known as DUI, DWI, more than 80 mgs of alcohol.  There are over 80,000 convictions across the country for this type of offence. When you are caught drinking and driving the consequences can be severe.  In addition to losing your licence…

Pardons Canada Review- The Relief of Removing a Criminal Record

pardons.org There can be a huge emotional and psychological burden of having a criminal record.  Many people who have committed a criminal offence are remorseful and wish to continue with their life as a law abiding citizen. Most employers and volunteer agencies are doing criminal background checks so having a criminal record can really impact…