Pardons Canada – Obtaining a Record Suspension Can Be Complicated

pardons.org There are many steps that are required to process a pardon/record suspension and it can often be complicated. Since the Harper government changed the pardons laws in March 2012 under Bill C10, there are more hurdles to cross before the pardon/record suspension is granted. The demand for pardons has increased dramatically since every employer…

Pardons Canada – Backlog for Pardons Causing Delays

pardons.org Ever since the Federal Government changed the laws governing Pardons in Canada under Bill C-10, there has been a backlog of applications that have yet to be processed. This delay is unfortunate because most people who are applying for Pardons or Record Suspensions are in need of the Pardon for employment or travel purposes. …

Pardons Canada – Harper Government Seeks to Further Tighten Pardons Rules

pardons.org The Harper Government made some sweeping changes to the Pardons Rules in March 2012 under the Omnibus Crime Bill C-10.  Since that time we have continued to help Canadians obtain Pardons in Canada under the stricter laws. Thankfully, the government is still giving pardons (now called record suspensions) which has the affect of removing…

Pardons Canada – Can’t Get a Job With a Criminal Record

pardons.org It seems that every employer in the country is doing criminal background checks. No matter how old the conviction is or how seemingly insignificant it was in the past, you are not getting work if you have a criminal record. The question on almost every employment application is “Do you have a criminal record…

Pardons Canada – New Pardon Rules Affects Number of Applications

pardons.org A recent article in the Globe and Mail has reported a drop in Pardons applications (now called Record Suspensions). Error rates for Pardon applications has also increased from 25% to 45%.  In other words, there are many applications for Pardons/Record Suspensions that are being submitted but then rejected because mistakes are being made.  That…

Pardons Canada – Getting Bonded with a Criminal Record

pardons.org If you have a criminal record or even if you have been fingerprinted by the police and the charges were later withdrawn, dismissed, stayed, peace bond, absolute or conditional discharged, it can affect your ability to get bonded for employment. Most employers are doing criminal background checks and part of the reason they are…