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Conner Lantz
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Great Q. Your proposed Qs are problematic because you can’t ask general Qs about convictions and arrests. Employers are allowed to ask only about UNPARDONED Criminal Code convictions for SPECIFIC offences that are reasonably related to the job. EXAMPLE. Assume job applicant is applying for a school bus driver job:
Bad: Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a criminal offence?
OK: Have you ever been convicted of careless driving? (Answer Yes only if the conviction was not pardoned.)
Hope that helps. Glenn