Record Suspensions

US Border Crossing With Charges: What You Need To Know

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There seems to be a lot of misconceptions online and in the press about crossing the US border with criminal charges or a pardon/record suspension. Some will lead you to believe that a pardon complicates border crossing. We are here to tell you professionally that that simply is not the truth. This article aims to…

Pardons Improve Job Opportunities

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For many HR departments the first step is to remove any application that has a check mark in the box next to criminal record. Having your employability limited by what is often a single minor crime, is incredibly frustrating and most likely less than financially rewarding. The criminal justice system’s goal is rehabilitation and have…

Most Crimes Are Eligible for A Record Suspension (Pardon)

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Most Canadians that have a criminal record will be eligible for a pardon (same as a record suspension). This means we criminal record check is performed for work it’s as if there were never any charges begin with. This opens up possibilities for international travel and education courses where a clean record check is needed.…

What Does The U.S. Know About Canadian Criminal Records?

When crossing the U.S. border, you can expect to be asked several questions about yourself the reasons for your trip to the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents generally will not ask you directly if you have a criminal record. They will however ask: Have you ever been charged with a criminal…

Free Pot Pardons: What You’re Not Being Told

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A pardon (record suspension) does indeed seal your criminal record so that anyone such as an employer will see a clean record check. While the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency technically may also not be abel to see your criminal record, they may still ask you questions such as: Have you ever been fingerprinted/been to court?…

Pardon Scams: Who Can You Trust?

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Pardons Services Ent. MB in Winnipeg has served the community for over 25 years. We have always operated under the same name because we take pride in the quality of our work and the trust we have built with our clients. In that time, we have seen a lot of companies come and go. Over the…

Fast Pardons Do Not Exist

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Many pardon companies make claims of expedited pardons, fast pardons and other versions of the same promise. There is simply no such thing as a fast pardon. FACT: The Parole Board of Canada does not offer an option for “fast” processing of a pardon (record suspension) application. Still not sure? You can check the Parole…

Fast, Free Pot Pardons Available This Year?

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The Liberal government has tabled Bill C-93 to amend the Criminal Records Act so that Canadians convicted of pot possession before legalization will receive a criminal pardon. The Highlights The usual filing fee of $631 will be waved. The bill is expected to pass by summer. The bill is aimed at simple possession. Roughly 55,000…

Criminal Records Surprisingly Common in Canada

A Criminal Record includes arrests even if charges are dropped.

While most people will think that the often quoted statistic that 10% of Canadians have a criminal record is high, when we break down criminal records by sex it’s even more surprising. According to Public Safety Canada*, Over 23% of Canadian males age 12 and older have a criminal record. That number is much lower…