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Did the criminal case take place in the US or in Canada?
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I am sorry to hear this.
What are you renewing your security clearance for?
What this means is that while a finding of guilt has been made there is no actual conviction.
This was a conditional discharge and so this does stay on your record until 3 years has passed since your probation order has been completed.
After that it comes off your record and there is no need to apply for a record suspension (what used to be called a pardon).
So yes you have a record now but once this comes off your record you don't have one any more. It's not a shadow but it's not the same a having a permanent criminal record at all.
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