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Meet AllCleared: Pardon Services Canada is changing its name

Pardon Services Canada is pleased to present our new name AllCleared. Our clients understand change and so do we. Pardon Services Canada is refreshing its image with a new name and, coming soon, a new website. Over the next few weeks, you’ll start hearing the name AllCleared. But don’t worry. Your files, portal access and accounts … Continued

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Stopovers in the US: Will you be turned back?

If you have a criminal record, you may already know that you can’t enter the United States, but what about stopovers? There are many places you can travel with a Record Suspension (pardon) or with a reasonable belief that the country has no way to find out about your record. However, if your flight to … Continued

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Documents: What do you need for a US Entry Waiver?

If you have a criminal record, you may need a US Entry Waiver to enter the United States. There are many documents that you will need to collect in order to apply for a US Entry Waiver. AllCleared can help you understand what documents you need. Each year, many Canadians are denied entry to the US. … Continued

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Getting a drug test for a US Entry Waiver

If you have ever been convicted of using a controlled substance, you will be ineligible to enter the United States. In order to obtain a US Entry Waiver, you will need to prove “rehabilitation.” In order to do this, you may provide a drug test. A drug test is one option for proving rehabilitation. How … Continued

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What jobs require a criminal record check?

Job-seeking Canadians are often required to submit to background checks. Mid-employment checks are not unheard of either. Employers perform background checks to ensure that one’s record does not compromise their ability to perform the jobs required. In some cases, employers may be legally required to run background checks on current and potential hires. Generally, there … Continued


Fingerprints: Why do I need to get them?

Many people are surprised to learn that they need to get their fingerprints taken again when they apply for a Record Suspension or US Entry Waiver. However, the government has a good reason for asking for this step. Fingerprints help ensure that the government is releasing the right record to the right person. There are … Continued

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Common mistakes on Record Suspension applications

Every year, the Parole Board declines to accept over 25 per cent of applications for Record Suspensions for filing. The reasons usually relate to common mistakes that are easily avoided. If your application is sent back for missing or incomplete information, it can add months to the process. It’s important to make sure everything is … Continued