What is it?

  • Individuals who have been convicted of a criminal offence and have completed their sentence successfully portraying that they are law-abiding individuals may be eligible for a pardon.
  • A record suspension keeps the person’s criminal record out of the Canadian police information Centre (CPIC) database after which the individual’s criminal record will not be visible in the system.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?

  • The Parole Board of Canada is responsible for ordering, rejecting, and cancelling record suspensions for any crimes convicted.
  • Depending on your offense, the wait period is usually from 5-10 years which starts after you have completed your sentence successfully. Once you have provided proper documents you may be granted a pardon.