Record Suspensions (Formally a Pardon)
A record suspension (formerly a pardon) allows people who
were convicted of a criminal offence, but have completed their sentence and
demonstrated they are law-abiding citizens for a prescribed number of years, to
have their criminal record kept separate and apart from other criminal records.
Under the Criminal Records Act
(CRA), the Parole Board of Canada may
order, refuse to order, or revoke record suspensions for convictions under
federal acts or regulations of Canada.
The Parole Board of Canada charges their own fee which
you will submit directly to them with your application. Additional fees may apply for various steps
from other organizations. The Greater
Sudbury Police Service charges for fingerprints and police record checks in
accordance with the current Service Fee Schedule http://www.gsps.ca/en/letushelpyou/servicefees.asp .
The Record Suspension Application Guide and forms are available from the Parole Board of Canada's Website http://pbc-clcc.gc.ca/prdons/servic-eng.shtml
For questions relating to the status of your record suspension (or pardon) application or other information on record suspensions and clemency, please select one of the following options:
Record Suspension Info number: 1-800-874-2652 (toll free)
Notice of any changes in your mailing address must be sent in writing to:
Record Suspension Section
Clemency and Investigations Division
Parole Board of Canada
410 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R1
Or by fax: 613-941-4981
Note: Your notice must include your full name, your date of birth, your personal reference number, if available, and your signature.