Why a Pardon Is Now Called a Record Suspension In Canada

For many years in Canada, if you wanted to get a criminal conviction sealed, you would undergo a process that was called getting a pardon. Officially, a pardon was defined as a government act that sealed a criminal conviction if the person with the conviction had served a sentence without incident, and had gone on…

Pardons Canada – Travel to Canada with a US Criminal Record

www.pardons.org American travelers visiting Canada can get a shock at the border if they have a criminal record (even if it was a misdemeanor like a DUI), they can be denied entry to Canada. At Pardons Canada we receive numerous calls and emails each month from Americans who were denied entry to Canada due to…

What are the Steps to Get a Criminal Record Check in Winnipeg?

Many organizations now require their employees to undergo a criminal record review before they begin work with their company. Even volunteer organizations are now requiring this important step for those who wish to work with the group. And so it’s critical for Winnipeg residents to have a clear understanding of the criminal records check process,…

Will I Have a Record For Theft Under $5000?

Canada is very fortunate to enjoy one of the highest standards of living on the planet, complete with political and security stability that is the envy of the rest of the first world. This does not, however, mean that Canada is a perfect place, and, like every other country, crime still occurs, in particular theft.…

How to Get a Character Reference Letter for a US Entry Waiver

Most Canadians don’t realize it, but one of the things that make our lives much easier compared to the rest of the world is just how easy it is for a Canadian citizen to enter the United States. As the northern half of the world’s largest unprotected border, we enjoy a privileged “state of grace”…

Potential Issues From Having a Poor Ontario Driving Record

For most Canadians that are of legal age, driving is just another aspect of normal life. The size of our country means that we’ve had the luxury of building “outwards” instead of “upwards” so even our cities tend to be sprawling in area, rather than dense collections of towers all reaching for the sky. This…

Pardons Canada – Drunk Driving vs. High Driving

www.pardons.org With the pot (marijuana) laws potentially set to change in Canada, there will be a new set of laws surrounding driving while high on marijuana. A great article was recently written about this subject by a Toronto Criminal Law Firm called O’Neill Moon Quedado LLP. It seems like it has been many years since…

Tips For Checking My Criminal Record Info In Canada

For most people in Canada, our primary means of income is through getting a job with an employer. It’s the easiest, most straightforward way to get a reliable, timely salary that we can structure our lives around and start building a future. But getting a job requires submitting applications to employers that are looking for…