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. 

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.

Pardons backlog

Updates for former pardon applicants in the backlog.


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Record Suspension Self-assessment Tool

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

Applying for a record suspension

Get helpful tips on how to avoid common mistakes when applying for a record suspension.

How to Apply for a Record Suspension – Video Tutorial

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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