Visitor: I need to get this conviction of assault off my record because I can’t get a job anywhere in Canada. I’ve tried for years now since this conviction. I’m on social assistance and I haven’t been able to succeed since this situation happened here. I really would rather go to America where I think I would have better success pursuing a career in music business which I’ve been taking online music business course from NYC university
I would rather be there taking the school in person but I can’t because of my criminal record. I have more opportunity for my life and career there but this conviction is holding me back. I don’t know what to do or which way to go with my life here in Canada anymore.
Pardons Canada: Most employers are doing criminal checks before hiring new employees and that applies to the music industry as well. Once your pardon is granted your assault conviction will no longer show up and you will be safe to get work and travel to the US to pursue a music career.
Most of the time social assistance does not assist in the cost of a pardon but in some cases they will as they understand that it is a road block to employment. You can ask your social service worker if they can help you with the payment of the pardon.