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Previous convictions

Previous convictions are criminal or penal offenses for which a person has been convicted.

You cannot be denied a job, or be fired or penalized because you have a criminal record, if the offence is unrelated to the employment or if you have obtained a pardon (also known as record suspension).

Did you know?

One Quebecer out of 7 has a criminal record.

The Comité consultatif clientèle judiciarisée adulte in collaboration with the Association des services de réhabilitation sociale du Québec has set up a website (in French only) to raise awareness about the impact of a criminal record, and to set out the various options available to people who have a criminal record.

This video explains previous convictions in American Sign Language (ASL)