One of the main reasons people call us to help them obtain a Canada Pardon is because their criminal record (no matter how old the charges are) is preventing them from getting a better job or getting promoted.
Even for the most simple work, companies are doing criminal background checks and will not hire those with a criminal record. They are even turning down candidates who have been charged for a criminal offence but not convicted. This includes charges that have been withdrawn, stayed, dismissed, absolute and conditional discharges, as they still turn up in a criminal background check.
Here is a letter from a client we recently helped to get a Canada Pardon who was having tremendous difficulty getting work:
“I ended up with an amazing job opportunity with a large company. I made it through three stages of interviews.”
“The job included a good salary, an expense account and a company car.”
“On my fourth interview, I found out that I would not be able to accept the job due to my previous criminal record. The company’s insurance broker would not be able to insure me.”
“I was to say the least, defeated. This was four years after my conviction.”
“Over time you come to terms with the events and what it had done to your life, but it never gets any easier.”
“Just knowing how much further ahead I could be in my life, financially, career wise and with my family life really hurts.”
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.