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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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US Entry Waiver: What is it and why do I need it?

If you have a criminal record in Canada, you may need a US Entry Waiver. A US Entry Waiver is a preclearance document that allows you to enter the United States with a criminal record. Not everyone who has a criminal record will need a US Entry Waiver. By far the most commonly held criminal … Continued

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US entry: Can you enter the US with a Record Suspension?

Don’t make the mistake of thinking a Record Suspension will help you with US entry. Many people have heard that the US border gets its information about Canadian records from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC). Thus, they believe that if they seal their record it will be invisible to the American authorities. Unfortunately, the … Continued

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Tougher Temporary Resident Permit screening recommended

Temporary Resident Permit screening is often tough at the border and it may get tougher after a report by the Auditor General. A Temporary Resident Permit or TRP is an application that allows you to enter Canada with a criminal record. You may need a TRP if: It has been less than five years since … Continued

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Job hunting: Get hired with a criminal record

Nowadays, many employers will perform background checks before hiring. A criminal record may keep you out of a job even if you are qualified. A criminal record check could reveal: Criminal convictions where after being found guilty, you served a sentence in prison or in your community, you were charged a fine or forfeiture, or … Continued

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Record Suspension statistics: By the numbers

Record Suspension statistics show the benefits of having a pardon to the lives of Canadians. If you have a criminal record, you are not alone. In fact, one in eight Canadians has a criminal record. With these kinds of numbers, it is no wonder the Canadian government established a pardon system to help Canadians clear … Continued

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US Entry Waiver Renewal: What is the process?

A US Entry Waiver Renewal is an inconvenient but necessary fact of life. The US government no longer issues permanent waivers. In fact, these days, they issue all waivers on a temporary basis. The first time you received a waiver, you may have ended up with a one year waiver. However, you have demonstrated good conduct … Continued