Record Suspensions

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Record Suspensions

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A record suspension (formerly a pardon) allows people who were convicted of a criminal offence, but have completed their sentence and demonstrated they are law-abiding citizens for a prescribed number of years, to have their criminal record kept separate and apart from other criminal records.

Under the Criminal Records Act (CRA), the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) may order, refuse to order, or revoke record suspensions for convictions under federal acts or regulations of Canada. [more]


Important Notice: record suspension user fee increase

When can a person apply for a record suspension? PBC website
Applying for a record suspension?
The Parole Board of Canada (PBC) is the official federal agency...
To apply for a record suspension, you must meet the eligibility requirements.
1.	been convicted of an offence
2.	completed all your sentences
3.	completed a waiting period
Once eligible, you can apply directly to the PBC.
Using a third-party service provider to apply will not
If you need help with your application...

Applying for a record suspension? Know the facts.