There are many immigrants in Canada who wish to obtain their Canadian citizenship. For those who have been charged with a criminal offence, even if the criminal charge was dismissed, stayed, withdrawn or absolute or conditional discharge, they could be prevented from obtaining Canadian citizenship.
The good news is that once a Canada Pardon is granted, the criminal charge will no longer be in the way of obtaining Canadian citizenship.
Here is a letter we received from a person we helped to obtain a Canada Pardon for a domestic assault charge:
“I’m sending you this letter to express my sincere gratitude to your organization for helping me remove the burden of a mistake I made many years ago.”
“Throughout the years, I have always had my criminal record burn the back of my mind. This did not only plague my mind but it also prevented me from becoming a Canadian citizen. This has been a desire for myself for many years as Canada has been my home and place of residence for over thirty years.”
“My hopes for becoming a Canadian citizen had been put on hold for many years. I felt so frustrated at myself as I did not think it financially feasible to hire a lawyer to expedite the removal of my criminal record.”
“I take pride in serving as a good role model for my children and now grandchildren. Having a criminal record brings a sense of shame and tarnishes your self worth in many ways.”
“Thank you Pardons Canada for helping me get a second chance in life.”
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.