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Parole Board of Canada - Clemency and Record Suspension

Record #: 68951184 |  Last Full Update: 4 Mar 2023

Description and Services
Description (Service) Issues/grants/denies/revokes record suspensions and makes recommendations for clemency

National office
  • Follows the Criminal Records Act
  • Supervises all record suspensions and clemency recommendations
Record suspension
  • Allows people who were convicted of a criminal offense to have their criminal record kept separate from other criminal records

Granted in exceptional circumstances. Can be requested for:
  • employment
  • perceived inequity
  • medical conditions
  • immigration to Canada
  • compassion
  • financial hardship
Hours Phone line Mon-Fri 8 am-6 pm * Walk in Mon-Fri 9 am-3:30 pm * Closed everyday from 11:30 am-1 pm
Eligibility Individuals with a criminal record in Canada
Languages English, French
Application Forms and complete instructions are available on the website * In-person consultations with a Record Suspension Officer are offered free of charge at the Board's Ottawa offices
Location & Accessibility
Service Area Canada

410 Laurier Ave W
Ottawa, ON K1A 0R1

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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office 613-954-7474
Office 613-634-3857
Toll Free 1-800-874-2652
Fax 613-634-3861
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