Reasons You May Be Denied Entry To The United States

The border between Canada and the United States is the longest international border in the world – it’s often referred to as the world’s “longest undefended border”. As many Canadians have learned, however, “undefended” doesn’t mean “unguarded”. One cannot...

How To Reduce The Risk Your Fingerprints Will Be Rejected

Your fingerprints are unique identifiers – no two people have the exact same fingerprints. That’s the premise behind all biometrics, whether you’re unlocking your phone with your thumbprint or you’re getting your fingerprints taken to obtain a criminal record...

Best Practice Guidelines For Screening Volunteers

There are times when volunteering is treated, for some reason, as less important than careers. That makes sense to a certain degree – volunteers are, by definition, not making a living off of their work. As such, there can be something of a “take who you can...

Can A Criminal Record Affect Adoption?

Adoption in Canada is complicated. There’s an extremely good reason for that: It’s in everyone’s best interests to protect children and ensure that they live in households that will nurture their growth and help them develop into their best selves. As such, the...

How Long Does A Criminal Record Last In Canada?

The rules and regulations regarding criminal record retention in Canada are complex and multifaceted. When an individual has a criminal record, it can be difficult for them to volunteer, find meaningful employment, or leave the country. Without taking action to be...