Record suspensions

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

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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.

Important notice:  If you have applied or are planning to apply for a record suspension, a recent Federal Court decision has resulted in changes to eligibility and wait times. Read more.

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