A lot of people worry that their employers can find out about an old criminal record. And even if it's clear, they worry about the paper trail.
"Will it say PARDON on my criminal record?"
That won't happen with a reputable pardon services company. Once your record is cleared, charges don't show up, neither do convictions, or even pardon applications.
A criminal record check will turn up NOTHING at all.
However, if an employer does a criminal record check before you have obtained a pardon, they may hold onto that information indefinitely. The National Parole Board does not have juristiction over their "private copies." Therefore, it is best to clear your record before anyone knows.
A criminal record won't go away on its own. But help is available.