Visitor: I committed a theft back in March 10th, 2014 as a minor, now I am 18. I regret my past actions because I was still young at the time. What I did, I will learn from my mistakes.
My parents paid a fine for the theft offence and I don’t know if I still have a criminal record today because my parents said I don’t because the fine was paid. But I don’t know if it is true or not.
My college program requires a police record check and for that you are supposed to have a “clear record” in order to continue with the program. Even if it is a minor thing such as theft, you are still supposed to be clear.
Please tell me what about my situation, I really want to continue my college program so bad because it’s my dream to become a nurse.
Pardons Canada: A theft under offence if convicted is considered a summary offence and can be pardoned five years from the end of your punishment assuming you paid the fine and did your time for probation if that was ordered. A theft over $5000 is considered an indictable offence and can be pardoned ten years from the end of your punishment. If your offence happened as a youth, it will clear on its own after three or five years. You do not require a pardon for youth offences.