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If you have a criminal record and even if the charges were withdrawn, dismissed, stayed, absolute or conditional discharge then it will get in the way of moving forward in your life.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 [email protected] or call 1-877-929-6011 or 416-929-6011.