Among the most common criminal charges in Canada is a DUI also known as Impaired Driving. There are over 70,000 convictions nationwide each year and likely another countless thousands that were charged (fingerprinted and photographed) but not convicted.
When employers run a criminal background check they will see this conviction and even the non-conviction and in many cases they will pass on hiring the prospective employee. Even though the criminal charge may not be considered “serious”, there will always be doubt in the employers mind about the person’s code of conduct, and it will be easier just to hire someone who does not have that criminal past.
We receive hundreds of calls from people who cannot get a promotion or even a job because of their past criminal record, even if it was a DUI that happened many years in the past.
Once a Canada Pardon is granted, the DUI or any other criminal activity will not show up on a criminal background check.
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.