Learn about the waiting periods and eligibility criteria for a record suspension, and how to apply for one.
Services and information
Find out what a record suspension is, whether you're eligible to apply, and how the application process works.
Download the official Parole Board of Canada Application Guide and forms.
Find answers to some of the most common questions asked by applicants.
Learn how to avoid common mistakes that can lead to delays in processing your application.
Protect yourself from false and misleading information circulating in the public domain.
Contact the Parole Board of Canada for help with your application.
Get information on changes to the application process and other useful updates.
Updates for former pardon applicants in the backlog.
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Record Suspension Self-assessment Tool
This simple online tool allows you to check your eligibility to apply for a record suspension.
Tips for Completing a Record Suspension Application
This video provides tips on how to avoid common mistakes when completing a record suspension application, which can delay its processing.
How to Apply for a Record Suspension – Video Tutorial
This video walks you through each step in the application process, and shows you how to fill in each of the application forms.
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