Airlines are required to conduct a 10 year federal background check.
Applicants that have a misdemeanor, DUI, or DWI within the past five years may not qualify for a flight attendant position due to Canadian Immigration Regulations. Many U.S. airlines travel or transit through Canada. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, DUI, or DWI within the past 5 years you’re considered inadmissible to Canada. After 5 years, you will need to complete the Canadian Rehabilitation process to be considered for a flight attendant position.
|Time Passed Since Sentence Completion||How to Resolve Inadmissibility|
|Less than 5 years||If fewer than 5 years have passed since the completion of the sentence, the person is not yet eligible for Criminal Rehabilitation and pursuing a Temporary Resident Permit is the only option for entering Canada.|
|More than 5 years but less than 10 years||After 5 years have passed since the completion of the sentence for the conviction, the person becomes eligible for Criminal Rehabilitation, which wipes the slate clean for the purposes of Canadian immigration.|
|10 years or more||If 10 or more years have passed since the completion of the sentence for the conviction, you may be deemed rehabilitated by the passage of time. This only applies to individuals who only have one minor offense on their criminal records.|