There are many Canadians who have been charged with a criminal offence and have no idea that they are eligible for a Canada Pardon.
They carry the label of “criminal” with them for many years and can suffer many negative consequences as a result. Particularly a criminal record will limit your ability to cross the US border, apply for jobs requiring a criminal background check (which most do), immigration or volunteering opportunities.
Even if you have been charged with a criminal offence but the charge was dismissed, acquitted, stayed or withdrawn, because your fingerprints, photos, police and court records are still in the system, your name can still show up negatively on a criminal background check.
Fortunately, a Canada Pardon or File Destruction will effectively remove your criminal record from public record so that you can move forward in your life with a second chance.
Here is a letter we received from a client who we helped to get a Canada Pardon for a DUI charge:
“I had no idea getting a pardon was possible until I went to a presentation offered for people with mental health challenges which I heard about through the PEPP clinic in London that I am a client of.”
“I hope Pardons Canada offers these presentations to the many mental health organizations across the country since I’m sure there are many people like me who made mistakes when they were ill.”
If you have any questions regarding this topic or about Pardons and US Entry Waivers email us at [email protected]rdons.org or call 1-877-929-6011.