Learn about the eligibility criteria and how to apply for the expungement of one or more convictions under the Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act.


Important notice:

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Parole Board of Canada currently has limited capacity to process Record Suspension, Expungement and Clemency applications, which will result in delays in their processing. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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What is expungement?

Find out what expungement is and whether you are eligible.

Apply for Expungement

This page describes what criteria must be met if you want to apply for an expungement order.

Frequently asked Questions about Expungement

Find answers to frequently asked questions about expungement.

Some Useful Tips to Remember

Learn how to avoid delays in the processing of your application.

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