Pardon/Record Suspension Facts
Getting A Pardon/Record Suspension Removes Obstacles Affecting Your…
Many employers conduct local and/or federal criminal record searches before hiring. Discovery of your criminal record will negatively affect your chances to get a job.
Before sub-contracting to an individual or to a business, many companies require criminal record searches for all employees and owners.
Many companies and organizations have started conducting criminal record searches for employees who have applied for promotions. You probably will not get the promotion and may even get fired.
Ability to be Bonded
If it is too expensive for an employer to bond you, because of your criminal record, you will not be hired.
Canadian Immigration (“CIC”)
CIC often rejects applications for refugee status, landed status and citizenship, and frequently deport people who have criminal records.
Custody of Your Children
Your child custody and visitation rights may be reduced or eliminated because of your criminal record.
Criminal record searches are required by law for people wishing to be volunteers. Most organizations will not permit you to volunteer if you have a criminal record.
Standard rental application forms ask if you have a criminal record. You may find it difficult to find a place to live if you have a criminal record.
Many educational programs require criminal record checks.
Peace of Mind
Most people are consciously or sub-consciously distressed by past criminal records. Removing your criminal record is a large part of removing the stigma and shame associated with a criminal past.
Getting A Pardon Helps You Avoid…
Discrimination against people with criminal records is, in most cases, legal. Once a criminal record is removed, discrimination is against Human Rights legislation.
People often suffer accusations and have their credibility questioned because of a criminal record.