Pardons Canada – No more worrying about “criminal background checks” for job applications

pardons.org Having a criminal record while applying for work can be a nightmare. Most employers are requiring criminal background checks as part of their hiring process.  Regardless of how old your criminal record is, an employer can see it and its unlikely you will get the job considering there are other candidates who do not…

Pardons Canada – “The Landlord wanted to do a criminal check in order to process my application.”

pardons.org Assault is the most common criminal charge in Canada.  It comes in many forms but usually the assault charges stem from a domestic dispute. Often, these criminal charges are later dropped once the argument simmers down or the charges are dismissed, acquitted, absolute or conditionally discharged in court.  Regardless, if the person has been…

Pardons Canada – “My criminal record hung like a cloud whenever travel to the US came up for discussion”

pardons.org If you are traveling to the US with a criminal record, it is possible that you will get turned away at the border.  Even if the criminal charge is a minor one, or if you have received a conditional or absolute discharge, the Americans have the right to deny you entry. Once you get…

Pardons Canada – Crossing the US Border with a Conditional or Absolute Discharge

pardons.org Many people who have been charged with a conditional or absolute discharge whether it was for theft, assault, pot possession or other criminal offences, believe that their criminal record is automatically removed over a period of time. THIS IS WRONG We get countless phone calls from people who are shocked that their criminal record…

Pardons Canada – “Being labeled a criminal even when charges are dismissed or withdrawn is a burden”

pardons.org Every day we receive letters of appreciation from people we have helped to get a Canada Pardon which effectively removes criminal records from public record.  Even if the criminal charge has been stayed, dismissed, withdrawn, acquitted, absolute or conditional discharge, a file destruction is necessary to remove these charges from public record. Often the…