Is Pardon Applications of Canada the Government?

No.  In fact, there is no government body that completes the application process for a Pardon and/or U.S. Waiver. Think of PAC as similar to an accountant preparing a tax return before it is submitted to the government for their independent review & approval. PAC utilizes RCMP Accredited fingerprints, and complies with stringent guidelines for application processing set forth by both the Parole Board of Canada and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.