Pardon Services Canada is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Ontario Truck Driving School. This will give new opportunities to Ontario residents.

One in eight Canadians have a criminal record. The majority of these citizens are at a low risk to re-offend. Most people with records have minor summary offences that are well in the past.

Our new partnership with the Ontario Truck Driving School will help individuals pursue a career in the trucking industry. This is possible through Record Suspensions and waivers. A Record Suspension assists these now law-abiding citizens to become bondable. This helps them gain the trust needed to take responsibility for large amounts of consumer goods. Every year, thousands of Canadians apply for Record Suspensions (formerly called pardons). This seals their records and allows them to gain new opportunities in employment and travel. As well, US Waivers allow them to travel into the United States and apply for a FAST Card.

Truck driving shortage
Training new workers in the transportation industry is good for business. In fact, the Conference Board of Canada is estimating a shortage of 25,000 to 33,000 drivers by 2020.

Record Suspensions promote good jobs and rehabilitation. They take away the stigma of a criminal record, says Chuck Mercier, vice president of Pardon Services Canada and former deputy chief of Durham Regional Police Service. Individuals who are able to participate fully in the community are at reduced risk to offend.

“Record Suspensions and US Waivers are the final stage in the rehabilitation process for people with criminal records,” says Mercier. “We are pleased to be a partner with a community-minded training institute, Ontario Truck Driving School, which is supporting rehabilitation and helping Ontarians get back on track.”

Are you interested in learning more about careers in the truck driving industry? Ontario Truck Driving School has locations in London, Hamilton, Chatham, Kitchener, Brantford, Sarnia, Owen Sound, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Windsor. Visit their website for more information. Are you interested in learning more about Record Suspensions and US waivers? Contact us today.