Why do I need a record suspension?

A record suspension (pardon) allows people that who were once convicted of a criminal offence the ability to keep their criminal record from being accessed by having it cleared.

Am I elligible?

To be elligible for a record suspension, you must:

  • Have paid all outstanding fines and completed any sentences ordered by the courts
  • Wait at least 5 years from the date of your last sentence completion. Depending on the nature of the charge, you may need to wait longer
  • Some serious charges, such as sexual assault on a minor will not be pardoned. Call us to discuss your situation

Before you start:

For faster service, please bring:

  • 2 pieces of government issued photo ID (mandatory)
  • A completed Measurable Benefit Form, which can be downloaded here

Please note, you can bring these documents at a later time if necessary.

How does the process work?

The process is simple:

  • Call us to book an appointment
  • We take your photo and fingerprints and send them to the RCMP to obtain a copy of your criminal record
  • Once we receive your RCMP report, we send a request to the courthouses listed in your RCMP report to obtain copies of the court documentation
  • At the same time, we send off a request for a local police check for any addresses that you have lived at for the last 10 years. This is to ensure that any charges not listed on your RCMP report are available to the Parole Board of Canada as part of your application
  • Once we receive the court documentation and local police records, we go through the application with you, ensuring all forms are filled out correctly and we have all supporting documentation
  • Once we are satisfied that your application is complete, we mail your application to the Parole Board of Canada for processing
  • Once your application has been approved, the Parole Board of Canada will mail you a copy of your record suspension

How much does it cost?

Our costs:

  • RCMP processing fees: $90.00 including tax
  • Our application fee: $299.00 excluding tax
  • Parole Board of Canada processing fee (to be paid once application is processed): $631


A record suspension does NOT guarantee you entry to the United States. If you require entry to the United States, you may take advantage of our Record Suspension + US Waiver Package for $449! Contact us for more information