Who qualifies for a pardon in Canada?

By |2018-08-24T16:19:28+00:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: Pardons (Record Suspensions)|Tags: , , , , |

A pardon, which is now called Record Suspension, seals a criminal record in the national database, which allows you to go on with your life and contribute fully. Once you have a pardon you can apply for jobs and other [...]

The meaning of “Record Suspension” in Canada

By |2018-08-17T15:46:50+00:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Pardons (Record Suspensions)|Tags: , , , , |

In Canada, the meaning of Record Suspension is similar to “pardon”. In fact, up until 2012, Record Suspensions were called pardons. Basically it means that your criminal record is sealed. When an employer searches your criminal record it will come [...]

Are pardons still available in Canada?

By |2018-08-17T15:48:42+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Pardons (Record Suspensions)|Tags: , , , , |

Many changes have happened to the pardon system in Canada, which can be confusing to people with criminal records. Eventually a person with a criminal record will want to seal it so that they can go on with life. Technically, [...]

Pardon Canada eligibility: Who can apply?

By |2018-07-20T15:08:44+00:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Pardons (Record Suspensions)|Tags: , , , , |

A person who has been convicted of a criminal offence in Canada will usually become eligible to apply for a Record Suspension after a waiting period. However, there are some exceptions to pardon Canada eligibility. First, you need to consider [...]

Record Suspension: What does a pardon do?

By |2018-06-26T15:56:28+00:00June 27th, 2018|Categories: Pardons (Record Suspensions)|Tags: , , , , |

A Record Suspension (formerly called pardon) seals a criminal record in the national database so that you can apply for jobs and other opportunities with confidence. How does it work? When you were charged with a crime, your information was [...]

Can the Prime Minister of Canada issue pardons?

By |2018-06-07T14:00:22+00:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Pardons (Record Suspensions)|Tags: , , , , |

The best way to clear a criminal record is to apply for a Record Suspension from the Parole Board of Canada. However, there are some rarely used processes that allow the Queen’s representative (the Governor General) or the federal cabinet [...]