A Pardon / Record Suspension allows people who were convicted of a criminal offence, but have completed their sentence and demonstrated they are law-abiding citizens, to have their criminal record kept separate and apart from other criminal records. Pardons / Record Suspensions are issued by the Federal Government of Canada. This means that any search of the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) will not show that you had a criminal record, or that you were issued a Pardon / Record Suspension.
To prepare the Pardon / Record Suspension application, many documents must be collected. Acquiring the proper supporting documents takes time, therefore, it is a good idea to start preparing the application well in advance of your eligibility date. In fact, most people cannot even determine what their eligibility date is until after they have acquired RCMP reports and relevant court documents.
Pardons Canada can undertake all necessary steps and procedures for removing you criminal record, including Pardons / Record Suspensions and File Destructions.
We promote positive behaviour by giving people hope. Many people have made regrettable mistakes. Those who are no longer involved in criminal activity have a real opportunity to make a fresh start and a positive change in their lives. By removing criminal records, we help lift the stigma and shame associated with a criminal past, allowing people to feel that they belong in our society again. People who feel part of a community make better parents, citizens, and neighbours.
It is easy for us to help you. We will track and collect your fingerprints, along with all police and court records. As long as you meet the eligibility requirements, the end result is that your criminal record will be cleared and you will receive proof in writing.