Breakthrough in Obtaining a Canadian Criminal Pardon

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Canadian Pardon Services, a Toronto based pardon firm, has created an industry breakthrough by reducing the wait time of those individuals seeking a pardon to only 10 months.

Canadian Pardon Services, a Toronto based pardon firm, has created an industry breakthrough by reducing the wait time of those individuals seeking a pardon to only 10 months.

Obtaining a Canadian Criminal Pardon is complicated and laborious. According to statistics from the National Parole Board, pardon applications fail 80% of the time. It is a complicated and time-consuming process, which usually requires the skills and expertise of experienced professionals. Individuals can apply on their own for a pardon without the help of a pardon firm, but it may not be the most expedient or cost effective approach. People proceeding alone should be aware that the odds are stacked against them. On average, individuals who apply for a pardon on their own are rejected at least once, and each attempt costs approximately $200 and can take up to two or three years.

If they are extremely lucky and succeed on their first attempt, it may take an individual two or three year to obtain a pardon, proceeding on their own. By using the services of a professional pardon firm, they can reduce their waiting time substantially. The industry standard for a professional pardon firm to obtain a Canadian pardon for a client is approximately 18 to 24 months. Recently, a Toronto based pardon firm has created somewhat of an industry breakthrough by managing to further reduce the standard wait time to only 10 months.

A leader in the pardons field, Canadian Pardon Services (, specializes in obtaining Canadian Pardons and U.S. Entry Waivers. They process approximately 6,000 pardons each year, and the firm has been able to decrease wait times for their clients considerably.

"It used to take approximately 18 to 24 months to complete the pardon process, and just acquiring the proper supporting documents could take from 6 to 9 months before an application could be made. At Canadian Pardon Services, we have been able to reduce the waiting period for documents by up to 3 months. This is a significant savings in both time and frustration," states Dewey Nguyen of Canadian Pardon Services.

In Canada, approximately one in five adults has a criminal record. Having a criminal record, even for a very minor offence, can prove extremely detrimental to person's quality of life. It can be the source of significant shame, embarrassment and inconvenience. One Toronto area physician found this out the hard way on a recent trip to the United States. While attempting to cross the border to attend a sporting event, he was arrested and held in custody. Unbeknownst to him, because of an unpaid speeding ticket, he had acquired a criminal record. It took him three frustrating years and thousands of dollars to rectify the situation. A criminal record not only restricts a person from travelling outside of Canada, it can potentially damage a person's career and often puts limitations on success. Luckily, almost anyone in Canada with a criminal record (except for those convicted of murder or treason) can apply for a criminal pardon.

For those with a criminal record, obtaining a pardon is crucial and the advantages to seeking a criminal pardon are many. It allows individuals the freedom to live, work, and travel as though they had never been carrying a criminal record. With so much at stake, employing the services of a firm that specializes in obtaining Canadian pardons is beneficial to ensure a timely and successful pardon application process.

Canadian Pardon Services works both sides of the Canadian/U.S. border to provide legal services for those that need to cross the border but can't because of past criminal records. For more information about the Canadian Pardon and U.S. Waiver application process, please visit or call 1-800-298-5520.


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