There are many steps that are required to process a pardon/record suspension and it can often be complicated.
Since the Harper government changed the pardons laws in March 2012 under Bill C10, there are more hurdles to cross before the pardon/record suspension is granted.
The demand for pardons has increased dramatically since every employer in the country is now doing criminal record background checks making it almost impossible to get work with a criminal record, no matter how old or small the conviction. At the same time, the Americans have continued their heightened security at the US border, not allowing any Canadian with a criminal record into their country.
Even when the pardon/record suspension has been submitted to the Parole Board for final approval, the application can get rejected if not done right. Here is a letter we recently received from a person we helped to obtain a pardon/record suspension:
“I am writing to thank you for helping me get my pardon. When the Parole Board attempted to refuse my request your wonderful staff member, Julie, immediately contacted me to organize a response. The pardon/record suspension was granted within weeks because of her advice.”
“I would certainly recommend Pardons Canada to anyone who need this type of record suspension service. You have been instrumental in me taking this important and final step in rebuilding my life.”
If you have any questions regarding this topic or about Pardons, Record Suspensions and US Entry Waivers email us at [email protected] or call 1-877-929-6011 or 416-929-6011.