These days its nearly impossible to get a job with a criminal record. No matter how old it is or how “insignificant” the infraction was, if an employer sees a red flag on a criminal background check, they are likely to hire another candidate.
Even if you have received a conditional or absolute discharge, dismissed, stayed, withdrawn or acquitted criminal charges will still show up on a criminal background check.
It is necessary to get a Pardon or File Destruction once you are eligible so that you will not be discriminated upon because of an old criminal record.
We help many Canadians obtain a Pardon or File Destruction and here is a letter from a client we recently helped to remove an old domestic assault charge:
“Thank you for your assistance in guiding me through the very complicated process of applying for and securing a Pardon from my criminal conviction.”
“Although gainfully employed prior to and during my criminal conviction and subsequent years after, I applied to new positions quite frequently and was refused.”
“Positions which I was more than qualified for and interviewed well for were passed by. I can only speculate, as prospective employers rarely tell you why you weren’t hired, that my criminal record was discovered after they checked.”
“It is a great sense of relief knowing that from here on in, any positions I apply for will now come down to my merit and skill and not be stunted due to a record for a stupid decision made almost 9 years ago.”
“Thanks again Pardons Canada, I greatly appreciate your assistance in having this blemish removed from public record.”
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.