Chapter 1 - Introduction

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Chapter 1 - Introduction

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Welcome to the Parole Board of Canada's video 'How to apply for a record suspension'.

This video has been created to help applicants like you complete an application for a record suspension, using the official PBC Application Guide.

This video will walk you through each of the 10 steps in the Application Guide, including all of the required forms.

We suggest that you follow along with your copy of the Guide while watching this video.

You may also want to take notes as we go along.

If you do not already have an Application Guide, you can download a free copy now by visiting the board's website at

You can also request a copy by email at, or by calling 1-800-874-2652 toll free.

This video will begin with an explanation of what a record suspension is and what it does.

We will then look at who is responsible for record suspensions and how to apply.

This will be followed by a review of the eligibility criteria and a detailed look at each step in the Application Guide.

Now, let's get started.

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