The Canadian Government realizes that humans make mistakes, and often humans learn from this mistakes, which is why they offer the criminal record pardon program.
But Winnipegers with a criminal record pardon planning to travel to the U.S. should be aware that it may not guarantee you entry.
Canadian pardons are not recognized by U.S. customs officials, instead you need a U.S. waiver. The U.S. will do their own review process to decide if you can come in to their country to visit. Once approved, you will be handed a U.S. waiver.
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