Record suspensions

Learn about the waiting periods and eligibility criteria for a record suspension, and how to apply for one.


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What is a record suspension?

Find out what a record suspension is, whether you're eligible to apply, and how the application process works.

Applying for a record suspension

Download the official Parole Board of Canada Application Guide and forms.

Who is eligible for a record suspension?

Find out the eligibility requirements for a record suspension.

Got a question about your application?

Find answers to some of the most common questions asked by applicants.

Some Useful Tips to Remember

Learn how to avoid common mistakes that can lead to delays in processing your application.

Protect yourself from fraud

Protect yourself from false and misleading information circulating in the public domain.

Need more help?

Contact the Parole Board of Canada for help with your application.

Updates for applicants

Get information on changes to the application process and other useful updates.

Special instructions - Simple possession of cannabis and other offences

If you were convicted of simple possession of cannabis and a least one other offence, read these instructions.


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