When it comes to pardons, more than 70% of all applications are filled out by individuals on their own. The remainder are completed by third parties such as private agencies, lawyers, societies, Social services, etc.
Applications filled out by individuals are almost 3X as likely to be rejected.
Individual forms were rejected 11.55% more often because they were incomplete.
Almost a quarter of all pardon applications are rejected. This is usually because they are incomplete.
In fact, in a survey carried out in 2006, it was found that individuals submitted 4,780 incomplete forms to the 680 incomplete forms of agencies.
Who needs pardons? Just about everyone with a record.
Roughly 2,625,000 Canadians are eligible.