The time to apply for a pardon varies with the type of offence and the penalty imposed. The pardon is granted depending on the nature of offences and also whether you have had a good behaviour in accordance with the law during a period of time varying with the nature of the offence committed. (Call to discuss your situation with our consultants) Call…1-866-630-3660. It's free.
The criminal record is a record in a registry administered by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and in which all the information on those found in violation of laws is kept. Even after several years and, even if it concerns a minor offence, the criminal record does not disappear automatically. These traces can be used to justify a harsher sentence in the event of further offences.
In addition to the obvious reasons, which require you to apply for one, such as employment or travel abroad, people who have a criminal record are the most vulnerable to the extent that they can be easily suspected during their existence because their record does not automatically erased. It remains with the person throughout his life. Often, people simply want to get rid of past mistakes. Peace of mind is a common motivation for requesting for a Pardon.
This is a question most frequently asked to the consultants of our service and the answer is somewhat ambiguous, because each request is unique in its treatment and Pardons and Waivers are granted after a specific process in each case.
A number of contacts with other services is required during the process, such as the RCMP, the court, the local police, as well as the National Parole Board (or DHS), in order to define the specific request.
The treatment of a Pardon or a Waiver is a very serious process, which goes through several stages. Canada Pardon Services puts in place a platform specializing in the evaluation of the duration of the process depending on the data received by each applicant.
It is important to note that given the importance of obtaining forgiveness for many people with time constraints, the Canadian government is undertaking measures aimed at speeding up the process at the National Parole Board. Delays might therefore soon be reduced. Currently, the duration varies from 12 to 18 months, but it depends on the type of crime and the documents required. Duration of the process may be more than 18 months in some cases. Note that other variables come into play in determining the duration for obtaining forgiveness, such as the need to find a job or to keep a job… ..
The existence of a criminal record includes the following drawbacks:
- Employment (affects your candidacy – loss of promotion or your job - limits access to jobs in the banking, insurance, government, hospital, legal, social, security and… the list is long)
- Investment (limits your chance to obtain credit, permits and licenses - loss of customers and markets…)
- Inssurances (denial of your application for home insurance, car insurance and life and health - pay high rates)
- Childcare (hinders with your entitlement to care for your children and/or to have a career related with children and makes adoption hard)
- Volunteering (excluded from the opportunity to work and help people feel)
- Peace of Mind
- Your immigration status or citizenship in Canada
- Renting (limits the ability to rent)
No. Once you get the Pardon it is valid for all crimes showing on your criminal record, and all the offences are removed from the ICCP (the computer network of the RCMP).
The Pardon is no longer valid if you are accused of a new crime. If this is the case you would be entitled to apply for a second pardon. Otherwise, your criminal record will remain sealed for ever.
Canada Pardon Services places at your disposal a consultation and assessment session. Its mission is to inform you and to offer appropriate solutions to your situation, for free, they are at your disposal to check your eligibility and how to proceed to guarantee your acceptance. The decision is easy, you just have to contact our consultants.
With the Pardon, all information and conviction information are removed from the computer system of the Centre for the Canadian Police Information and therefore this will help you find a job, keep your job, enjoy the normal rates of insurance, travel… ..
The Pardon may be revoked in the following cases:
Being convicted of a new crime; There is convincing evidence that the person rehabilitated does not behave well. There is convincing evidence that the rehabilitated person provided false information or inaccurate statements when applying for rehabilitation.
The answer is no, because the Canadian Pardon has no value for several foreign countries, including the United States.
Thus, to visit the United States for example, you need permission from the American authorities, the so-called US-entry Waiver.
Unfortunately it will not, you keep your criminal record even after several years and even if it involves a minor offence, the criminal record does not disappear automatically.