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applying for Portugal work visa with a criminal record

Hi everyone!!
I'm hoping to travel to Portugal in May and work as a dive instructor. However i got an impaired driving charge 6 yrs ago, which is a criminal record. I've paid all fines and honored my suspensions. Will this affect my work visa application? ...if so, will Portugal recognize a Canadian pardon? Ive been an upstanding member of society since my stupid mistake and know my pardon application will be approved, however, not likely by May.

Would it help if i had a written job offer to present to the Portugal embassy.
Any info would be wonderful
Thank you
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