Parole Board of Canada

Important: The Parole Board of Canada (PBC) is taking measures to address COVID-19. Find out more.

ALERT: A cyberattack on the GCKey service has been identified. PBC and CSC will contact any impacted registered users. The GCKey service itself was not compromised and no personal information has been exposed. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at 1-866-806-2275 (CSC) or at 1-866-789-4636 (PBC). For more information on the recent credential attacks, please read the statement from the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

We are a federal institution that is part of the Public Safety portfolio. We operate at arm’s length from the Government of Canada.

The Parole Board of Canada (PBC) is an independent administrative tribunal that, as part of the Canadian criminal justice system, makes quality conditional release and record suspension decisions, and clemency recommendations. The PBC contributes to the protection of society by facilitating, as appropriate, the timely reintegration of offenders as law-abiding citizens. Public safety is the primary consideration in all PBC decisions.

The PBC is headed by a Chairperson who reports to Parliament through the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

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Attending a Parole Hearing

Learn how a parole hearing works, the role of Board members and other participants, and what to expect if you attend a hearing. 

Victim Services - Video Tutorial

Learn about the services available to victims of crime from the Parole Board of Canada (PBC).

Tips for Completing a Record Suspension Application

Get helpful tips on how to avoid commonly made mistakes when applying for a record suspension, which can delay its processing.

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