Record Suspension Service standards

Record suspension applications are processed according to the following service standards by the Parole Board of Canada (PBC):

  • Applications seeking a record suspension for an offence or offences tried summarily will be processed within 6 months of application acceptance.
  • Applications seeking a record suspension for an offence or offences tried by indictment will be processed within 12 months of application acceptance.
  • Applications in which the Board is proposing to refuse to order a record suspension will require up to 24 months after application acceptance to complete. The reason for this is that under the Criminal Records Act, the Board must notify the applicant in writing of its proposal to refuse, and advise them that they are entitled to make, or have made on their behalf, any representations to the Board that they believe relevant.

“Application acceptance” means that your application has been accepted by the PBC as eligible and complete.

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