In the vast majority of cases, once a person has been granted a Canada Pardon, they do not re-offend and can live a life free of the burden of having a criminal record.
Most people are thrilled to obtain a Canada Pardon because they can be safe to travel to the US without worry and for work purposes as a criminal background check would be clean.
However, if you do get convicted again, the government can choose to revoke your pardon and your criminal record will show up once again.
It is possible to obtain another pardon once you have served your punishment and have stayed out of trouble for the required time period.
Here is an email we recently received from a person who received a Canada Pardon for a DUI (Impaired Driving) in 2003, and just recently got another DUI, to which the Parole Board has proposed to revoke his initial Pardon:
“I received a letter from the NPB today proposing to revoke my pardon granted in 2003 because of my new conviction. My previous conviction occured in 1990 for a DUI.”
“They are evaluating my good conduct criteria. My offense occured on July 20, 2008 and I was convicted in December 2009 of DUI. I completed the Interlock program successfully and have not had any problem since.”
“The Criminal Records Act provides for written representations to be submitted for consideration by the NPB addressing the reasons for the proposal to revoke. Can you help me in this matter or advise me how to deal with this problem?”
If you have any questions regarding this topic or about Pardons and US Entry Waivers email us at [email protected] or call 1-877-929-6011.