We are fortunate to live in a country that gives its citizens a second chance in life. In the US it is nearly impossible to get a Pardon for a past criminal record.
In Canada, it is written in our Charter of Rights and Freedoms that one cannot be discriminated upon once a Pardon has been granted.
It seems that the world has become a more paranoid place to live and as a result more institutions and employers are running criminal background checks. Even if your criminal charges are really old or if the charges have been dismissed, withdrawn, stayed, absolute or conditionally discharged, it will show up in a criminal background check and get in the way of employment, volunteering, travelling to the US and other important freedoms.
Every day we help Canadians obtain a Canada Pardon so that they can be free in their lives and get the second chance they deserve. Here is a letter we recently received from a client we helped to remove an old DUI or Impaired Driving record:
“I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to Pardons Canada for the assistance they provided in the expungement of my criminal record.”
“This is a much needed service for people such as myself who have a criminal record but have no idea how to go about resolving past issues to clear their name. Without their help I may have given up the idea of even trying to go through the government bureaucracy to start the Pardon process.”
“I would have had no inkling on where to begin or who to contact to start the cumbersome Pardon process of gathering all the data necessary to complete the application process.”
“Without the assistance of Pardons Canada, many Canadians will unnecesarily forgo their privelege as a Canadian citizen to travel to the US because of poor behavioural choices in their past.
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.