Publications and Forms: Record Suspension and Clemency

A record suspension (formerly called a pardon) allows people convicted of a criminal offence, but have completed their sentence and demonstrated they are law-abiding citizens, to have their criminal record kept separate from other criminal records. Includes info about cost and application process.

View website

produced by
Parole Board of Canada
produced in
last reviewed
September 2017 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
resource type
self-help & forms
pardon, application forms, criminal records, record suspension