Text Equivalent: Applying for a record suspension?
Applying for a record suspension? (Slide1)
Here is some important information to know before you get started.Return to the original page
The Parole Board of Canada (PBC) is the official federal agency...(Slide 2)
authorized to make record suspension decisions. It can be identified by these symbols:Return to the original page
To apply for a record suspension, you must meet the eligibility requirements. (Slide3)
You must have...Return to the original page
1. been convicted of an offence: (Slide 4)
- as an adult, in Canada, under a federal act or regulation of Canada, or
- in another country and transferred to Canada.
2. completed all your sentences (Slide 5)
This means you have:
- paid any fines, including surcharges, costs, restitution and compensation orders;
- served all sentences of imprisonment, conditional sentence order;
- completed your probation order
3. completed a waiting period (Slide 6)
This can be between 5 and 10 years, depending on your offence.
Click here to check how long you need to wait.Return to the original page
Once eligible, you can apply directly to the PBC. (Slide 7)
Just follow the step-by-step instructions in the PBC Record Suspension Application Guide.
Guides are available on the PBC website, from local police and court offices, and through PBC regional offices.Return to the original page
Using a third-party service provider to apply for a record suspension will not: (Slide8)
- guarantee you a record suspension,
- accelerate the review of your application, or
- give your application special status.
Such claims are false and misleading.Return to the original page
If you need help with your record suspension application…(Slide 9)
or more information on the record suspension application process, you can contact the PBC at: