Can Employers Check Your Criminal Record?

Most people understand that actions have consequences, but when it comes to criminal convictions, the full scope of those consequences is not often fully appreciated. Everyone knows that a criminal violation is the most serious breach of the law, so it’s understood that this type of breach is punished with a jail sentence and/or probation,…

Pardons Canada Review – Getting a Job with a Criminal Record

www.pardons.org Most employers in Canada today conduct criminal background checks when hiring a new employee. Regardless of how old your criminal offence is, it will show up on a criminal background check.  Oftentimes when this happens you will be denied the job because there are many other qualified candidates that don’t have a criminal record. …

How Do I Clear My Criminal Record?

Life is all about making choices. Some of the choices we make are good, and some are bad, but in both cases, the choices we make can have a huge influence on the rest of our lives. And while everyone hopes to make influential good choices, sometimes the bad ones are what we deal with.…

How To Clear A Police Record?

Getting arrested and convicted of a criminal offence can have long standing consequences in Canada. It can mean the difference between being offered a job because you are qualified and getting passed over because someone else has the same qualifications, but a clean record. It can mean you are able to adopt a child or…

Do Dismissed Cases Stay On Record?

With a criminal conviction, most people understand that in addition to having to serve a jail sentence, and even pay additional fines, a criminal record will now exist. This means that anyone that conducts a background check can now see the details of a criminal record, including what the crime was. So what happens if…

Pardons Canada Review – Get a Second Chance in Life

www.pardons.org Here is a thank you letter we recently received from a person we helped to obtain a pardon or record suspension for a petty theft conviction. Many people are experiencing obstacles in their life when they have a criminal record, especially if they have been convicted of a crime and are now looking to…

Indictable Convictions In Canada

For people that run afoul of the law, a violation doesn’t necessarily mean a severe impact on a person’s long-term prospects. Getting a speeding ticket, or receiving a fine for being on a cellphone in your car, for example, requires paying some money to the police, but unless you’re a repeat offender, that’s about the…

Summary Convictions In Canada

Being charged and going to court runs the spectrum of anxiety. At its least worrying, you may simply be charged with something like a traffic offence, and you may show up at court to contest it if you feel the officer was in error. On the most extreme end, however, your life and future may…

What Is Considered A Criminal Offence In Canada?

One of the biggest negative legacies people can create for themselves is the presence of a criminal record. When you have a criminal record in Canada, it can severely limit both your professional and even travel options. Employers have the legal right to reject an applicant if past criminal charges come up in a background…

What Is The CPIC?

We are often asked, what is the CPIC? People are often told during their youth that they need to behave themselves and don’t get into any kind of legal trouble, or else “it will end up on their permanent record.” To the majority of Canadians, this often feels like an idle threat to maintain good…