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Even if you have received a conditional or absolute discharge, dismissed, stayed, withdrawn or acquitted criminal charges will still show up on a criminal background check.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-929-6011.