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Getting a job with a record

Can employers refuse to hire me?

While your youth record is open, an employer who finds out about your record can refuse to hire you.

They can decide not to hire you because of the type of crime you committed. For example, if you stole something, you might not be hired as a cashier.

Organizations can also refuse to let you do volunteer work while your youth record is open.

If you already have a job and your employer finds out that you lied about having a record, they can fire you.

Having a youth record won't stop you from finding a good job. But it might make it more difficult.

Once your youth record is closed, the law sees you as never having committed a crime. It's also a crime for anyone to share any part of your youth record after it's closed.

(Reviewed August 2015)