Pardons Canada – Attention all transport workers, a TWIC will be required and you will need to pass a criminal record check

pardons.org A new federal regulation has been imposed for all employees who have unescorted access to secure areas of maritime facilities and vessels regulated by the MTSA (Maritime Transportation Security Act). This will affect about 1.2 million Canadian employees who will now require a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) for their job. If you have…

Pardons Canada – Getting a Pardon for a DUI

pardons.org Among the most common criminal charges in Canada is a DUI also known as Impaired Driving.  There are over 70,000 convictions nationwide each year and likely another countless thousands that were charged (fingerprinted and photographed) but not convicted. When employers run a criminal background check they will see this conviction and even the non-conviction…

Pardons Canada – A criminal record does exist in cases of peace bonds, absolute and conditional discharges, stayed, withdrawn and dismissed charges

pardons.org There are many people who have been charged with a criminal record and are uncertain about the negative implications it will have in their life. Many believe that lesser charges like absolute or conditional discharges, stayed, withdrawn or dismissed charges will not affect their ability to get work and travel to the US.  THEY…

Pardons Canada – A Petty Theft Can Come Back to Haunt You

pardons.org We receive hundreds of thank you letters each month from people whom we’ve helped to obtain a Canada Pardon or US Entry Waiver (I-194). Many of the criminal records are very old and have come back to haunt the person in one way or another.  Usually the criminal record is discovered in a criminal…

Pardons Canada – A Pardon Could Be a Life Changing Event

pardons.org Every day we receive thank you letters from Canadians whom we have helped to obtain a Canada Pardon or US Entry Waiver (I-194).  In many cases, the person is completely relieved of the burden of carrying around the label of being a “criminal” and is extremely grateful for being given a second chance in…