What is NEXUS?
NEXUS is a program designed to expedite the border clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved travelers into Canada and the United States. Naturally, criminal records can hamper this process as they go against the “low-risk” requirement of obtaining a NEXUS Card. This is just one of many ways that having a criminal record in Canada can hamper your travel opportunities. If you are one of the millions of Canadians with a criminal record, and wish to look into obtaining a NEXUS pass, we have compiled some information that you should know.[…] Read More
Your local police station can usually provide you with all the information you need regarding your convictions or your criminal record. Many Canadians contact us and do not remember their exact convictions, or know what would appear on their criminal record, and we often send them to their local police station for more information. Attending a police station can sometimes be daunting for those who have had difficulties with police in the past, but it’s definitely worth it in order to begin the process of obtaining a Pardon with all the proper information necessary.[…] Read More
By Andrew Maclachlan
Trucking and transport is a huge industry in Canada, bringing in billions of dollars in revenue each year. Canada’s resources, such as timber and oil are extremely valuable, making the transportation of these resources particularly profitable. Other goods common in transport trucks include: produce, electronics, sporting goods, house wares, appliances, and a whole host of other helpful goods. A career in the transport industry can prove to be quite lucrative.[…] Read More
New state legislation in Washington and Colorado has resulted in the legalization of marijuana in limited capacities. The United States has long taken a very firm stance against illicit drugs of any sort, and so the passing of these state laws may represent a significant shift in marijuana legislation in the United States. Some Canadians, particularly those in British Columbia who share a common border with Washington State, may wish to cross the border in order to take advantage of this new legislation.[…] Read More
Last summer nearly 7 million trips across the United States border were undertaken by Canadian citizens. Unfortunately this number does not include the many Canadians who were denied access at the border due to an existing criminal record, and were therefore unable to enter the U.S. for the purposes of work, or travel. Many clients of ours have booked expensive vacations to tourist destinations in the United States, only to have these plans abruptly halted by the lingering effect of a criminal record.[…] Read More
The many reasons Canadians travel to the US – business meetings or conferences, family visits, vacations, education, volunteering, job prospects – show that such travel is a part of every-day life. Bearing in mind the fact that such travel is a privilege, the freedom to do so should not be taken lightly. Since the need to travel to the US can arise unexpectedly, being prepared is a good idea.[…] Read More
In a recent October article on the CBC News, Edmonton has set a new record after the death of a man on the weekend was deemed the city’s 40th homicide of 2011. With crime at a concerning level in Edmonton and many other areas in Alberta like Canmore and Lethbridge, we’ve seen people from all these communities moving forward with starting to get their criminal records pardoned. If we can support you with your Canadian Criminal Record Pardon or US Entry Waiver, please check us out at Pardon Services Canada or call at 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)[…] Read More
Once a sentence for a conviction has been served – the fine is paid, the prison sentence completed, all conditions met – a person should be able to move on, unencumbered by the stigma, start a new life. Yet that sentence will still “continue to be served” indefinitely by showing up in a criminal record check or background check, which is undertaken routinely nowadays by potential employers, landlords, loans officers, volunteer organizers, adoption agencies, and the like.[…] Read More
With a rising Canadian Dollar and more Canadians flocking south for shopping bargains, the risk to Canadians with a criminal record increases. A quick trip for gas can turn into a lifetime of U.S. Entry Waivers.
Canadian spending in the U.S. was way up in 2010, according to a Visa report. Spending went up 18% from the previous year, capping at $9.2 Billion. Last year Canadians, among all other nationalities, were also the biggest spenders in the U.S.[…] Read More
Canadians love to travel. This fact is reflected in the number of Canadians currently holding valid Canadian passports increasing to 60 percent from only 36 percent in 2005. Although the recession in 2008 kept many from travelling the way they would have liked, some choosing to pursue the “staycation” while the economy was sluggish, the number of people traveling has since rebounded.
During the 2010/2011 winter travel season, 10 percent more Canadians travelled to the US than the previous year, with Hawaii proving to be the one of the most attractive places.[…] Read More