The Record Suspensions program grants, denies or revokes criminal record suspensions for convictions under federal statutes.
Delivered by: Parole Board of Canada (PBC)
A person applying for a pardon must have done the following:
- completed their sentence (including parole) and have paid any fine or financial penalty
- completed any probation period
- have served a required waiting period
- demonstrated that he or she is a law-abiding citizen
Other criteria may apply.
- Application Guides and Forms are available from the PBC.
The completed record suspension application must include the following documents:
- a certified copy of the criminal record obtained through the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Criminal Records and Pardoned Criminal Records - Personal Information Requests program
- record checks performed by local police
- proof of conviction, if a conviction does not appear in the criminal record
- court records, which only apply to confirm pardon eligibility or provide proof of payment of all fines
- a certified military conduct sheet, if applicable
- The user fee for processing a record suspension is $631.
- General Inquiries: 1-800-874-2652
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Persons applying for a pardon must notify the Parole Board of Canada in writing of any change of address while their application is being processed.
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