Visitor: Here is my a little bit of background. I was on student permit in Canada for about 7 years. I never had a criminal record but I got into a depression in 2017 and started using drugs. In 2017 I was caught with two grams of meth amphetamine and charged with possession. I didn’t get fingerprinted. I ended up getting a conditional disharge and 8 months probation.
I wasnt going to school anymore and I wasnt allowed to work so I started shoplifting. To the best of my memory I got caught 4 times in 2018 for shoplifting and breach of probation all that was in saskatoon in March 2018. I spent 2 days in jail and time served. Then soon after I was caught again shoplifting. I didnt get fingerprinted and received a promise to appear notice. In April same year I moved to Edmonton got caught twice shoplifing I received a week sentence which was time served by the time I pleaded guilty.
Before my deportation I had a failure and breach of probation charge that was stayed in saskatoon. All these crimes happened between November 2017 and May 2018.
I beleive I have 9 convictions in total. I am very ashamed I never thought once I will do drugs and end up such a criminal. I have been clean for 2 years now back to my country I have a job and I want to clean my life completely.
Last week I called Saskatoon provincial court to ask if there was any outstanding surcharges and I was told I have 8 surcharges each for 100 dollars and 3 bench warrants for arrest but for traffic violations.
I am still try to reach Edmonton court to ask if there any surcharges left. But if i remember correctly they were waived since i spent way more time in jail than the actual sentence due to no going for bail.
Now I am aware I have to pay all fines and surcharges before waiting time. But im not sure if I am eligible for the pardon or not. And also if having the non criminal matters (traffic warrants arrest) will get in the way of waiting time since they may take quite some time to solve with me being outside the country.
Pardons Canada: We help many people living outside of Canada to obtain a pardon or record suspension so it will be easy to help you. You will first need to pay all of the surcharges as the eligibility date calculations does not start until you pay the fines. Then it will likely be 5 years that you have to wait in order to get your pardon or waiver. It is OK to start your file early as we can gather and prepare all of the paperwork in advance.