Elegibility Information

To confirm your eligibility for a record suspension ( Canadian Pardon)      150$

The price includes the Fingerprints submision to RCMP, your criminal record and confirmation of eligibility from courts and military institutions, if required.

In case if you are eligible the 150$ will be included into the pardon package, you will only have to pay the difference.

In case if you are not eligible the documents prepared do not expire, they can be used later for your pardon application.

In other words, you do not lose nor the money nor the documents.

150$ is payable in the office only, please contact for further information 514-352-7774

Eligibility for Record Suspension - Canadian Pardon

Record Suspension is an important step in your life, Canada has a criminal rehabilitation in a form of a record suspension  and many countries do not. Record Suspension will close access to your criminal record (not erase it). In other words, when an employer or police will check your criminal record they won’t be able to see it nor see that you have a recieved a Record Suspension.

If you have been convicted of crime in Canada or your record was transferred to Canada you can apply for a record suspension after you have completed all of your sentences AND after a waiting period as set out in the Criminal Records Act (CRA) has been finished. However you can start about 6 months before you are eligible to prepare the documents.


You have completed all your sentences if you have:
paid all fines, surcharges, costs, restitution and compensation orders
served all sentences of imprisonment, conditional sentence order
completed your probation order
 
After completing all of your sentences, you must have completed a waiting period:
5 years for a summary offence - minor offence - (or a service offence under the National Defence Act).
10 years for an indictable offence- more serious offenses- (or a service offence under the National Defence Act for which you were fined more than $5,000, detained or imprisoned for more than 6 months). Examples of offences which are always indictable include murder,  robbery, break and entere into house ect.  
 
The following offenses are not eligibile
Offence (sexual offence involving a child) under the Criminal Records Act;
more than three (3) offences prosecuted by indictment each with a prison sentence of two (2) years or more
Submission of fingerprints is the first step in pardon application that can be done before you are eligible.

What are the limitations of a record suspension?
A record suspension does not erase the fact that a person was convicted of an offence.
A record suspension does not guarantee entry or visa privileges to another country.
If a person was pardoned for sexual offense, the record will be kept separate and apart, but their name will be flagged. This means a person will be asked to let employers see their record if this person wants to work with children or with groups that are vulnerable because of their age or disability.
A sentence may have included various prohibition orders imposed under the Criminal Code, such as a driving or firearms prohibition