Record Suspension Self-assessment Tool


Information for B.C. and Ontario residents applying for a record suspension.

New information for record suspension applicants regarding victim surcharges 

A recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling struck down the mandatory victim surcharge imposed on offenders as part of their sentencing, under section 737 of the Criminal Code.

Before this ruling, applicants had to prove that they had paid all fines in full before being eligible to apply for a record suspension/pardon. Going forward, outstanding victim surcharges imposed on or after October 24, 2013 (under Section 737 of the Criminal Code) will no longer be considered when reviewing eligibility for a record suspension/pardon application. All other fines and surcharges must still be paid in full.

If your application was returned to you because of an outstanding victim surcharge, you are encouraged to re-submit your application. 



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