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Can employees be bonded if they have a criminal record?

Region: Ontario Answer # 2120

Being bonded means that the employer has insurance against the risk of employees committing crimes such as theft. Many people are insurable even if they have a criminal record, however, it will cost the employer more to insure the employee who has a criminal record.

How much it will cost depends on various factors, such as: how serious the charge was, the nature of the offence, the type of insurance required, the maximum liability being assumed by the insurer, and the insurer’s internal policies. If having the employee bonded is too expensive for the employer, that person will not get the job.

If you wish to apply for a job, or become licensed in a particular industry, it is best to have your criminal record removed before you submit your application.

Get help

To erase your criminal record, call toll-free 1-888-808-3628 or learn more at Pardon Partners. It’s easier than you think.

If you have been charged with a criminal offence, refer to our criminal law section.

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