Hi everyone I'm stumbled across this forum while looking for some positive reassurance or that I do stand a chance of taking me and my family to start a new life in canada!! My problem is my criminal record. (easily the biggest regret of my life) I hear from some people I could possibly try the criminal rehabilitation route? But I'm so worried I wont even get the chance to have that as an option! Il cut a long story short I was young, very immature, very stupid, got in with the wrong crowd and picked up a the convictions! I've never been to prison but I have been to court a the times with a couple of drug charges (possession and cultivation) and a theft charge. I ended up doing 2 bouts of community service and the theft was a fine. I'm 32 now 33 in December and i think the theft was a long time ago possibly 20 years ago and one of the drug charges was at least 7-8 years ago and the other over 5 years ago possibly more. I have drastically turned my life around in the last 6 years! I dont drink, smoke (which for me is a big thing lol) not that I was an alcoholic or anything but it was a start to getting my life sorted once an for all! I have 2 kids and a wife my own house (RENTED) decent car, I have a good job were I earn good money (gas engineer). I'm a very driven person who just wants to give my family everything which I work very hard to do so!! I haven't been in trouble whatsoever will the law for many years now as stated and my record will show this. I think we can find a way to meet the points recommended to move to canada as I have spoke briefly to an immigration consultant BUT I'm about to get a full criminal check and show this to the consultant and am praying he thinks theres a way me an the family can make the move somehow? But you can clearly see I'm so worried, and it would but interesting to know for my own mental state to get some feedback from you guys on here as you all seem to be very knowledgeable on the matter or even better some of your own personal experiences? So what do you think, do you think I have a chance or am I UK stricken for the rest of my Life?