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The National Pardon Centre blog covers topics relating to criminal pardons, usa entry waivers and fingerprinting services. All topics are specific to Canada.

Recent Posts

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  • What City Has the Highest Crime Rate in Canada?

    When people around the world think of Canada, they generally think of a safe country to live in, but that does not mean that it is always safe and there are no crimes. Even with all the stay at home orders in 2020, there were still plenty of crimes. While a Statistics Canada report found that the Cr … Read more »

  • What is a Summary Conviction Offence?

    In Canada, there are two categories of criminal offences: summary and indictable. Generally speaking, they mainly differ in terms of the severity of the crime and resulting sentence. In this article we will define the term summary conviction and discuss examples of summary conviction offences and th … Read more »

  • Are Pardons Still Being Processed During COVID-19?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected the Canadian government’s efficiency in providing services, and pardon applications are no exception. For those living with a criminal record, current times are especially challenging. Finding employment and housing can be a struggle if you have a criminal r … Read more »

  • Can a Canadian with a DUI Enter the US?

    If you’re wondering if you can enter the U.S. if you have a DUI on your record, the short answer is likely yes, provided you obey all customs regulations. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency is generally more lenient regarding DUI charges than the Canadian Border Services Agency when deter … Read more »

  • Fingerprinting vs. Biometrics in Canada

    PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT PROVIDE BIOMETRICS. BIOMETRICS CAN ONLY BE PROVIDED BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. Biometrics There is some confusion about the difference between fingerprinting and biometrics in Canada. This post will help to clear things up. Fingerprinting and biometrics refer to two different … Read more »