Applying for a Canada Record Suspension or Pardon can be complicated and time consuming. In March of 2012 the Canadian government changed the rules surrounding record suspension(previously known as pardons) making the process and eligibility dates considerably longer.
The process for getting a Record Suspension application is a 10 step process which includes collecting rcmp, court records and police records and then filling out a measurable benefits form to show that you have rehabilitated. The person will have to also do a local police check to prove that they have been out of trouble in the recent past prior to approval of the Record Suspension application.
Canada Record Suspensions and Pardons Canada is a non-profit organization that has been helping Canadians to obtain Record Suspensions and Pardons for the past 25 years. We navigate the entire process to assure that the Record Suspension application will be successful.
If you have been convicted of a criminal offence in Canada, the conviction would be either summary or indictable. This criminal record will stay on your file forever until you make a Record Suspension application or Pardon. The major negative consequence being it will be seen by potential employers and the Americans when traveling to the US which will lead to a denial of entry.
Here is a thank you letter we recently received from a person we helped to obtain a Canada Record Suspension for a BNE (break and enter) and theft charge: