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Record Suspension

Parole Board of Canada - Record Suspension

Phone contact: 1-800-874-2652 (toll free)

Email contact: [email protected]

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A Record Suspension (formerly known as a Pardon) application can be completed by individuals without the assistance of a lawyer or any other agency.

If it has been five (5) years (summary offence) or ten (10) years (indictable offence), since you completed your last sentence, you may apply to the Parole Board of Canada for a record suspension. Everything you’ll need to know is included in a booklet put out by the Parole Board of Canada.

Record Suspension Application Booklets may be picked up at the Records Branch of the Rivers Police Service at 645 2nd Ave., Rivers. The booklet may also be downloaded from the Parole Board of Canada website at

Part of the application process involves submitting fingerprints. This may be done by attending our Records Branch. You will have to schedule an appointment by calling (204) 328-7430 between 7am and 3pm Monday thru Friday, when a Clerk is available to schedule your prints. There is a fee of $78.49 plus an RCMP processing fee of $25.00, and you must present two pieces of valid personal identification (one with a photo).

When your fingerprints are received back from the R.C.M.P., a copy of the Local Police Records Check form in the booklet must be taken to every police agency where you have lived in the past 5 years. In Rivers, this form must be brought to the Criminal Background Check Office anytime , along with two pieces of valid personal identification (one with a photo). We charge a fee of $52.00 for this service.

You do not need a lawyer or representative to apply for a Record Suspension. This will not accelerate the review of your application, nor convey it any special status. The Parole Board of Canada treats all applications in the same way, regardless of whether it was submitted through a lawyer or private company, or directly by the applicant themself.

You can apply for a Record Suspension by following the step-by-step instructions and submitting your completed application forms to the Parole Board of Canada with a $644.88 processing fee made payable to the Receiver General for Canada.

For more information or assistance with obtaining a Record Suspension you may call the Parole Board of Canada at 1-800-874-2652.