Are you bondable with Criminal Record?
Unfortunately, the answer is No!
There are many companies in Canada that require their employees to be bondable in order to be employed. If you have a criminal record you may not be bondable so you will not be able to get work.
Once a criminal record suspension is completed, the criminal record will be removed and then you will be safe for work and traveling and to be bondable.
Here is a story that recently came out in the CBC about a couple who were upset that they were robbed by a mover from a moving company who managed to slip through the criminal check.
A couple in St. John’s say some of their best jewelry went missing when they used a professional moving company in New Brunswick that advertised a policy of background checks for employees, but ended up hiring someone with a criminal record to help do the job.
The drama began two years ago, when Lewycky and Horrocks hired Premiere to move the family household back to St. John’s from Fredericton, after 30 years living away from Newfoundland.
He stressed that a key consideration was the company’s vetting of workers who would be in their home.
“They indicated to us that there were criminal security checks done on their employees, and they were bonded, and the typical things that you’d look to have, to have movers come into your house and move your prized possessions,” Horrocks said.
According to Lewycky, the couple decided to take the family jewelry in their car with them as they made the journey from New Brunswick to Newfoundland.
But they left the box containing the jewelry in their bedroom, unattended, for a few hours on the morning of the move as the movers did their work. Around noon, they taped up the box and put in in their vehicle, where it stayed until they arrived in St. John’s.
Horrocks and Lewycky also went to the Fredericton police, who interviewed two employees of the moving company.
It turned out that one of them had been in trouble with the law before.
CBC News has uncovered court records which indicate that employee has a criminal record for a series of assaults and thefts dating back to 2003.
In 2009, he was convicted of assault causing bodily harm for his role in a violent series of muggings after closing hours near a Fredericton nightclub, and sentenced to a year imprisonment.
But four years later, he was on the work crew in Horrocks and Lewycky’s house, helping move their belongings.
The couple believes he is responsible for the missing jewelry.
Fredericton police investigated, but no charges were ever laid.