Federal Pardon Waiver Services assists individuals in obtaining a Pardon (Record Suspension) by removing a past criminal offence from public record in Canada. We also help individuals obtain U.S. Entry Waivers and Arrest Record Purges.
Our head office and processing centre is based out of Toronto, Ontario where we have over 20 years of combined proven experience in providing our clients a hassle-free service that ensures that the highest standards for trust are set and maintained!
Every one of our clients is special and so too are their needs. We take great care to make sure that your unique situation is understood and that your application is completed and presented in the best possible light to ensure the best possible outcome! You will never be asked to pay extra for expedited services because all of our clients applications are a priority.
A pardon is in affect the governments’ way of recognizing that an individual with a criminal record in Canada has been rehabilitated and therefore deserves a second chance without the black mark of a past indiscretion hindering their ability at having a normal and productive life. Any individual, regardless of residency or citizenship status, who has been convicted of a crime in a Canadian court of law, can apply to have their records permanently sealed.
A pardon keeps a judicial record of a conviction separate and apart from other criminal records, and gives law abiding citizens an opportunity to reintegrate into Canadian society.
The CRA removes all information about the conviction for which an individual received the pardon from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC). Federal agencies cannot give out information about the conviction without approval from the Minister of Public Safety Canada.
If you are planning on traveling to the United States for either business or pleasure, your Canadian Criminal Record (CCR) can deem you inadmissible and you can be denied entry. If you have already been denied entry into the U.S. due to your CCR, you MUST obtain a U.S. Entry Waiver before attempting to enter the U.S., otherwise you risk being detained by the U.S. authorities.
An Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility is an application for legal entry to the United States made by an individual who is otherwise inadmissible on one or more grounds. The application is filed with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in advance of the date of intended travel to the United States. It is then reviewed by Homeland Security to ensure that you are not a threat to their society. In addition, they will determine the length of time that your Waiver will be valid (1-5 years).
Employment 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.
The days of simply checking off a box in a job application that reads’ have you ever been convicted of a crime in Canada for which you have not received a Pardon’ are over! Virtually all businesses today run an electronic background search on their prospective employees to ensure that they are hiring dependable, law-abiding people. Many of these companies have a zero-tolerance policy and will not hire you regardless of how innocent you think you were or how silly you feel the circumstances were during your arrest... a conviction is a conviction.
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When we think about the term “criminal record”, it understandably fills us with several negative emotions. More often than not, our feelings get the better of us and many people tend to believe that there is no way of getting their life back on track. It’s important to understand that there are a number of ways that offenses are recorded and, if you are arrested, it does not always mean that you will automatically have a criminal record.
Years ago, many Canadians chose to seek treatment for drug and alcohol addiction in the US. This was largely due to the financial benefit thanks to OHIP taking care of the expenses. Things may have changed over the years, but many Canadians still choose to seek treatment outside of their home country for a number of reasons. Of course, if you have a criminal record, it can severely hinder to chances of leaving the country.
A conditional discharge is similar to an absolute discharge since guilt has been established but no conviction was registered. The conditional discharge is supposed to remain on the criminal record of the offender for three years after the probation order is complete. Hereafter, many people believe that their record will simply go away and they are surprised when they run into some trouble down the line.
A criminal record is something that can follow you around like one of those dark rain clouds we once saw in early cartoons. It doesn’t only affect your employment opportunities, but also other aspects of your life such as finding a home to rent or applying for a loan or mortgage. Even if the offense is relatively minor, its mere presence on your record can make many of your goals just out of reach. There is no reason to suffer for years due to one indiscretion. A record suspension can help you get your life back on track. Of course, like all legal matters, it’s important to ensure that you fully understand the process and that your expectations are realistic.
There are so many things that we take for granted. Until a criminal record gets in the way that is. A criminal record can make even the easiest things in life difficult or even impossible, unless you obtain pardons & waivers. Here are some things that you cannot do if you have a criminal record.
It’s important an individual does not attempt to travel to the U.S with a criminal record unless they have acquired the proper U.S Entry Waiver.
It can be tempting to cross the border without one, and there’s a common myth that the border patrol often does not require personal I.D for most visits, but this is not truly the case.
Over the past few years, the American border control has been asking for identification from more and more individuals passing from Canada. This will only be increasing and the repercussions for an individual with a criminal record attempting to cross the border without a waiver are becoming increasingly harsh.
A record suspension (or a pardon) is an invaluable tool for those with a criminal record seeking employment or travel opportunities. There are a number of critical reasons someone would need to seek a criminal pardon or waiver in Canada, but in order to receive a pardon (or record suspension) an applicant is required to be eligible for a criminal pardon. Eligibility is granted after a judicial sentence is fulfilled and the sufficient waiting period is completed. This is your online guide to Canadian pardons eligibility from Pardons and Waivers Services.
A Summary offence in Canada is also known as a Summary Conviction Offence, or less formally a ‘petty crime’.
Summary offences are considered less serious than Indictable offences. Summary offences are punishable by shorter prison sentences, probation and/or prohibition orders as well as smaller fines.
Examples of Summary Offences:
A person is eligible for a Record Suspension or Pardon for a Summary offence 5 years from when they complete sentence given by the court judge; given that they have not been convicted of any further offences during this period of time. A sentence may include fines paid, victim surcharges, restitution, and/or compensation orders.
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Federal Pardon Waiver Services assists individuals in obtaining a Pardon (Record Suspension) by removing a past criminal offence from public record in Canada. We also help individuals obtain U.S. Entry Waivers adn Arrest Record Purges
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