When entering the United States, either by car or plane, one of the first things you will need to deal with is the Customs & Border Protection of the United States (CBP). The job of the CBP is to keep out illegal materials, as well as people that could pose a threat.
Pardons are for individuals who have prior convictions and want them removed from their criminal record. They are issued by the Government of Canada and enable past convictions to be removed from the Canadian Police Information Centre database. Read More
When you have been in the pardon services and waiver industry for as long as we have, you come across many bad actors who don’t operate in good faith. By this, we mean companies that take advantage of vulnerable people looking to put their criminal past behind them for good.
If you have been convicted of a criminal offence, it is important to understand the options that are available to you. A pardon, or a record suspension, makes your record virtually invisible to others, which will help you find better opportunities and open many doors for you. Read More
Pot has been legal in Canada for almost a full year now. The new legislation around marijuana legalization has been a long time coming, and the initial perceived benefits of this legislation, like pot pardons, have also been a long time coming.
We know that bad things happen to good people. We also know that good people can make bad decisions. Unfortunately, a criminal record can impact many areas of a person’s life. Furthermore, it can lead to missed opportunities. Luckily, there is a solution. You do not need to let your past hold you back any longer. In order to move on, you will need to give yourself the best possible chance at a fresh start. A federal pardon can help you do just that. Don’t just check to see if your criminal record exists, get a pardon and erase it from your life!
Couples and individuals around the world adopt and foster children for various reasons. While some are unable to have children of their own, others feel that special calling to welcome another child into their home. No matter the reason, there are always rules, regulations, and steps that need to be followed before anyone is allowed to foster or adopt a child. There is a screening process and a criminal record check needs. These rules are
When we think about employers asking for background checks or criminal record checks, we usually think that this occurs during the interview process. While this is true, it’s not the only time your boss could check up on you. Some companies, where a background check was not an issue before, might have implemented this change. When your current employer surprises you with such a request after working for them for Read More
During the winter, we often hide inside our homes and travelling does not sound quite appealing. As soon as the mercury starts to rise, however, we start to think about where we would like to spend our next vacation. If you have a Canadian criminal record, or travelling with a record, however, you will need to take extra special care when planning a holiday abroad. This does not mean that you are necessarily restricted to local travel only, but you should Read More
There are many people out there who take volunteering for granted. It seems so easy to sign up and start giving back to the community. However, if you have any kind of criminal record, you will find that it affects several areas of your life. Just like a job interview, when you apply for a volunteer position, a criminal record check will be mandatory. In other words, it may be difficult to volunteer with a criminal record.