There are many reasons why people choose to obtain a pardon/record suspension. Mostly it is for employment or travel but often times volunteer positions and coaching for children’s sports teams now require a clean criminal background check.
If you have a criminal record and even if the charges were withdrawn, dismissed, stayed, absolute or conditional discharge then it will get in the way of moving forward in your life.
Once a pardon or record suspension is obtained, then you will be free to volunteer, coach, work and travel without worry.
Here is a recent thank you letter we received from a person we helped to obtain a Canada Pardon:
“I have had a blemish on my record since 2000. It has kept me from getting volunteer positions and I wonder if it was the reason why I didn’t get hired for a few jobs.”
“There were a few times over the past 12 years where I could have been hired but because of my criminal record I couldn’t get the job.”
“I always haunted me that the reason why I didn’t get hired wasn’t because I was not qualified, because in fact I have graduated from college, but it might have been because of my criminal record.”
“I really never knew why some places didn’t hire me. I am so glad that guessing game is now over.”
“I am very happy now that I have my Canada Pardon. My life’s path is once again bringing me back to my studies and I will be studying to become a social worker at George Brown college in the fall. Now I will not be worrying about the work placements for the program because of the influence of my criminal record but I will push to the placement that I want and the one that best suits me.”
“I feel like I have been taken off my orange tie and I realize that now is the time to capture the world.”
If you have any questions regarding this topic or about Pardons, Record Suspensions and US Entry Waivers email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-929-6011 or 416-929-6011.