Pardon Services: What to Watch out For!

Language can be a confusing element of human interaction. And nowhere is this fact more true than in the world of business. Take the paragraph below for example. Another pardon company is offering its service:

The first thing you need to do is to pick a package that best suits your needs. If you want to settle the matter as quickly and efficiently as possible, we recommend a Premium Package. With this service, we will do most of the work. We will leverage our contacts to push the process through as expediently as possible, and we will offer full-service at every step along the way, to make sure that your application is handled as professionally and discreetly as possible.It all sounds great but there is at least one problem. When the company claims “we will leverage our contacts” they are lying to their clients. Canadian bureaucracy may be no better than many other bureaucracy in the world but one thing it does tend to be more than any other is relatively fair. And what that means is that no one has any way to move things through any faster than the next guy. So, if the company in question calls the National Parole Board and asks it to move Mr. X’s file ahead of Mr. Y’s, the answer is the same no matter who you are. The answer is no! I know this for a fact because I work in the same industry and my company, National Pardon Centre, processes more pardons than any other company in Canada. Including the company in question from this article.


I haven’t named the company I am talking about here because it is not the purpose of this blog. My intention in writing this article is not to point fingers and say that such and such a company is not worth doing business with. My intention is to help you, the consumer, make an informed decision.

So read websites carefully. Find out what the fees include and what they don’t. Make sure you understand what you are paying for and what you can expect that payment to get you. In other words, when you are choosing a pardon and waiver service you should always do your homework.

I am obviously biased being the company’s Communications Director but I personally and with complete confidence recommend the National Pardon Centre. We are the only company that lists all of our employees and directors on their website including email addresses and extension numbers. And when you are handing over your hard earned money to someone transparency is a very good thing.

Good luck and make sure to get your pardon.


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