If you have been charged with a crime and have been convicted or even if the criminal charges have been dismissed, withdrawn, stayed, conditional or absolute discharged, you face possible deportation if you are not a Canadian citizen.
Many immigrants who come to Canada are not familiar with the laws, and often the laws in other countries when it comes to drinking and driving and assault are different. If the immigrant has applied for permanent residence or landed status, a criminal record can definitely get in the way.
Here is a letter we received from a person we helped to obtain a Pardon for an assault charge:
“I wish to thank you for giving me my life back. Eight years ago my wife and I walked through your doors two very desperate people.”
“I had just been ordered deported to Argentina..Although I was born there, I had been in Canada for 49 of my fifty years I was asked to leave Canada ..”
“With nowhere to turn and nobody in Argentina , (although I am Italian) I had applied for compassionate grounds and was denied, I then applied for what is called a para) pre risk removel and was denied”
“I was getting pressure from the Canadian immigration to leave Canada and, leave my family wife and children behind . I had a very very lengthy criminal record I knew that I could not get into any more trouble, that’s when I came to pardons Canada”
“Once the time came that I could apply for a pardon which was 5 years after my last conviction they started moving my file along. They would keep me posted as to how things were progressing”
“Once I got a full pardon, it reversed all deportation orders. A pardon has given me my life back…I was able to start living again after years of stress and , anguish and tears we are free.”
“Thank you Pardons Canada and staff..I’m free to live again”
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.