Parole, record suspension and clemency

Find information on parole, how to apply for a record suspension, and the exercise of clemency (Royal Prerogative of Mercy) in Canada.

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Parole in Canada

Learn about parole and its role in contributing to public safety.

Board members

Learn about the role of Board members in the parole and record suspension decision-making process, and how they are appointed.

Record suspensions

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

Decision registry

Find out how to request a decision by the Parole Board of Canada.

Clemency

Find out more about clemency: what it is, who can apply for it in Canada, and why it is only granted in exceptional circumstances.

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Victim services

Learn about information services available to victims of crime from the Parole Board of Canada.

Elder-assisted hearings

Watch an overview and demonstration of an elder-assisted hearing.

Applying for a record suspension

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

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