Can a Person with a Recent Criminal Offence Travel to the U.S.?

The ability to visit the United States whether for business, pleasure or family reasons is something that many Canadians take for granted, yet for those with a recent criminal offence on their record, this can quickly become complicated. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol can deny you entry to the U.S. if you have a Canadian…

Pardons Canada: Getting a Job with a Criminal Record

Visitor:  I have had countless job opportunities that I have not been able to accept and/or taken away once they see my criminal record. I am trying my hardest to provide for my two year old son but it seems I am stuck in the loop of low income jobs due to my record, I…

Unlocking Travel Opportunities: US Entry Waivers Explained

The U.S. Entry Waiver is a crucial document for those looking to enter the United States. For Canadian travellers with a past criminal record, it represents a key that can unlock travel opportunities that would otherwise be unattainable. Whether your travel to the U.S. is for business, pleasure, or family matters, Pardons Canada is here…

Pardons Canada: Can I Get Nexus with a DUI

Visitor:  I have a DUI from 13 years ago and have been denied NEXUS status as a result. I have been told by the NEXUS organization that getting a pardon will not make me eligible. Can you please confirm and advise as to what steps I should take to be NEXUS eligible? Pardons Canada:  A…

Pardons Canada – How to apply for a pardon for a DUI

Visitor:  I had an over 80 charge almost 5 years ago. April 10 2024 will be 5 years and i am looking into getting a pardon. How much do you guys charge for that? Pardons Canada:  The law to get a pardon or record suspension for an over 80 conviction is five years from when…

Pardons Canada: Destruction Request for a Peace Bond

Visitor:  I’m contacting you in relation to a file purge/destruction request. I reached out to Halifax Police however they aren’t very responsive. I’m inquiring on your service to assist with file destruction and removal of information from CPIC. In reference to a case which was started in 2017 and was immediately dropped/dismissed during the trial on 18 Aug…

Pardons Canada: Remove DUI from Your Criminal Record

The Legal Consequences of Drunk Driving Every year, countless lives are forever changed due to one reckless choice – driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The impact of DUI-related accidents extends far beyond the initial moment of poor judgment. It affects families, communities, and the legal system, leaving a trail of devastation and…

Pardons Canada: How to Proceed with Removing a DUI

In-Person DUI Classes vs. Online DUI Classes – A Comparison Getting a DUI conviction is no small matter. It can have a significant impact on your life, as it can lead to hefty fines, community service, license suspension, or even jail time. One of the requirements for DUI offenders is attending classes to help them…