According to a recent report, the heaviest police presence per capita in Canada is in two cities in BC, Surrey and Coquitlam.
Once you have been convicted of a criminal offence you will require a pardon or record suspension to remove the criminal record.
Having a criminal record will get in the way of getting employment, volunteering, coaching and traveling to name a few. The good news is that once the pardon or record suspension is granted your criminal record will no longer show up on a criminal background check or rcmp file (CPIC). Therefore, once granted the pardon, an employer can not see that you have had a criminal offence.
The process to obtain a pardon or record suspension takes time and you must meet the eligibility requirements. Pardons Canada has been helping people across Canada to remove criminal records. Whether you live in Surrey or Coquitlam or any other city across the country, you can begin the process of clearing your criminal record.
Here is a recent article highlighting the police presence in Canada and more specfically, how Coquitlam and Surrey are among the most policed cities.