For anyone who wants to earn his or her private investigator and/or security guard license in Ontario, they must have a clean criminal record. Having a clean criminal record is important to the government for many reasons. For example, let’s say that a client approaches a private investigator to run a simple background check on a security guard they want to hire. That basic background check will reveal any criminal record that belongs to the security guard like, theft. It doesn’t matter if the security guard has changed their ways, the client will (likely) not want to hire that individual. Why? Well, that individual needs to have access to private information like security codes. The client might not want to share that information with someone who has stolen in the past. Examples like this one is the exact reason why we recommend you seek out a professional like Pardon Pros to get you on the right track.
Pardon Pros will let you know is that it is possible to suspend a record. What this means for Canadians is that the government will prevent a criminal record from showing up on background checks so that the individual can successfully gain employment. While this might apply to you, there is a problem in that the process is pretty costly and complicated.
So, if you find yourself thinking of a career as a private investigator or security guard, keep reading to find out how and why a company like Pardon Pros can help!
Why Should I Ask Pardon Pros for Help?
The record suspension application process is often fraught with challenges, both personal and financial. Trying to contact the government directly can lead to time-consuming delays. If you attempt to complete the application on your own, you risk sending incomplete or incorrect information. If it is difficult for you to find a job, paying for the application and other related fees can seem impossible.
Approaching Pardon Pros is a great way to fast track your criminal record suspension process. Their knowledgeable employees understand the entire process from start to finish. This means they know the kind of information you need in order to provide a successful application—the first time.
Pardon Pros and Financial Assistance
Companies like Pardon Pros do require a small fee for assisting you in suspending your criminal record. The wonderful thing about Pardon Pros is that if you don’t have the budget or financial resources to pay for the application, the company welcomes you to seek financial assistance through, Pawn Kings (a partner company).
Should you qualify for financial assistance, you must fulfill all terms of the contract with Pawn Kings. Pawn Kings will provide the funds to Pardon Pros, who will only use the money to pay for the appropriate fees. If there are any funds left over, then Pardon Partner will send you the money.
When it comes to financial obligations we highly urge you to speak with a representative who will clearly explain the details. It is important to understand any and all repayment terms and interest fees before you sign the agreement.
The Parole Board of Canada (PBC) & Pardon Pros
To receive a successful pardon in Canada, everyone must apply through the Parole Board of Canada (PBC). The PBC is the only governing entity in the country that manages this type of request. They handle several different types of requests including,
- Record suspensions
- Clemency decisions
When it comes to record suspensions, the PBC only looks at eligible requests.
Who is Eligible for Record Suspension?
Don’t you want to know if it’s possible to successfully apply for a pardon before you spend a cent on the application process? When you approach Pardon Pros, they will work with you to determine whether or not the PBC will suspend your record. They also know all the ins and outs of the system and can help you to get the right documentation without costly delays.
The best advice Pardon Pros offers is that you should really complete all conditions of your sentences before you apply. You must also wait a period of 5 years for any summary or service offences or 10 years for more serious offences that required jail time.
So . . . Can Anyone Receive a Pardon?
In short: no. Not everyone is eligible to receive a pardon or record suspension. While there are many people eligible to apply for a pardon through Pardon Pros, the PBC will not suspend a record for several criminal offences including,
- Sexual offences that involve children
- Over three offences prosecuted by indictment, with a prison sentence of two or more years.
It’s also very important to understand that receiving a pardon doesn’t mean that it disappears forever. It is simply hidden from any standard background check. It also doesn’t mean that the record suspension will remain hidden forever. If you lied during the application process or commit another crime, the PBC has the right to revoke your pardon.
If you aren’t sure whether or not the PBC will accept your application, contact Pardon Pros. They will work with you to determine the answer before you spend valuable time, effort and money.
What Do You Need to Successfully Apply for a Pardon?
The kind of information you need to successfully apply for a pardon
- Local police records
- Digital fingerprints
- Court documents
- Citizenship documents
- Complete application forms
This list might seem rather daunting. Don’t worry! Pardon Pros will work with you to get the information you need. In fact, they have the connections to speed up the process of getting you your digital fingerprints, court documents and more. This is so valuable for so many reasons, one of which means that the sooner you can send in your application, the sooner you will receive your pardon.
Government Issued Proof of Identity
Like most government related applications, you will also need to provide proof of your identity. You will require two of the following:
- Nexus Card
- Driver’s License
- Birth Certificate
- Permanent Resident Card
- Military Family ID
- Canadian Citizenship Card
- Certificate of Live Birth
- Immigration Documents
- Record of landing for citizen applicant
You should have at least two of these documents. If you don’t, Pardon Pros can certainly point you in the right direction.
As mentioned above, there are several fees associated to the application process. A reliable company like Pardon Pros will ensure that you understand the total cost for every fee. Their goal is total transparency because they want you to trust that they will get the job done right. The following is a list of fees Pardon Pros provides on their website:
- Record Check = $50 – $75
- Fingerprints = $30 – $125
- Court Processing = $40 – $100
- Parole Board Processing = $631
U.S. Waivers & Pardon Pros
If you want to become a private investigator or security guard, it’s possible that your work could take you across the boarder. When you try to cross the boarder between Canada and the United States, the agent will check to make sure that you are eligible to enter the country. If you have a criminal record, all associated information is stored in the CIPC database. This database is shared with the U.S. National Crime Investigation Center. It is for this reason that your information is available to state police departments, United States customs and immigration offices.
The United States reserves the right to prevent you from entering their country for a multitude of reasons. A valid U.S. Waiver allows you to travel to and enter the United States even if you have a criminal record. According to Pardon Pros, waiver fees currently cost $585 USD.
Of course, you must apply to receive the waiver, and there are certain situations where you might not be eligible including,
- Aggravated Battery
In addition to helping people receive record suspensions or pardons from the PBC, they also help with U.S. Waivers. Again, the application process requires attention to detail, something that Pardon Pros can handle for you. Once your application is sent in, the company will also monitor the status and inform you of any changes.
Achieve Your Dreams – Become a Private Investigator/Security Guard
Working together with Pardon Pros will ensure that your application is accepted the first time. The moment you receive your pardon or record suspension you can start your private investigator or security guard training. The best part is, when you graduate and earn your license, you can apply for any related job within Canada. You can start your career sooner rather than later.
So, what are you waiting for? Don’t let your past influence your future. Contact Pardon Pros today.