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Record Suspension / Canadian Pardon

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A Record Suspension is an official authorization by the Canadian Government, which allows individuals who have been convicted of criminal offenses to suspend their criminal record. Regardless of whether charges ended with a conviction, or if you have charges which were later withdrawn, dismissed, stayed, absolutely or conditionally, a police check will state that you had negative contact with the police force.

In Canada, a criminal record can impede your ability to travel across borders, obtain a job, and obtain business contracts. This all too common situation is preventable if you obtain a Record Suspension.

At GAC Screening Solutions, our services are confidential and our team of professional is here to assist you in fulfilling all of the applications requirements. Our assistance ranges from conducting a criminal record search, to digital fingerprints, to retrieving court information and collecting relevant documentation from government agencies in order to prepare your application. We are here to help simplify the process and give you the assistance you require.


Who Requires a Record Suspension?

You may require a Record Suspension for the following:

  • Canadian Immigration
  • Canadian Citizenship
  • Employment
  • Adoption
  • Child Custody
  • Board of Directors Placement
  • School Enrollment
  • Profession Advancement
  • Volunteer Work
  • Daycare Ownership
  • School Practicum
  • Liquor License
  • Franchise Purchase
  • Overseas Work Visa 


The Benefits of Being Granted a Record Suspension

  • Avoid the stigma associated with those who have a criminal record
  • To have access to education, career and leisure opportunities (to study, to travel, to get a job and do the volunteer work)
  • For Canadian Immigration
  • To avoid future accusations
  • For your piece of mind


Eligibility Requirements

Before you apply for a Record Suspension to clear your criminal record, you must fullfill the following eligibility requirements:




MUST have completed all sentences
  • An individual has paid all fines, surcharges, costs, restitution and compensation orders in full
  • An individual person has served all of his/her time, including parole or statutory release
  • An individual has satisfied his/her probation order
MUST have waited a certain period from the completion of all sentences
  • 10 Years – for an indictable offense (for a personal injury offence (Section 752 of the Criminal Code) including manslaughter, where a sentence of two or more years was imposed - an indictable sexual offence)
  • 5 years- for a summary offence
  • 3 years – Conditional discharge

Please note that any convictions carrying a life sentence cannot be pardoned

NOTE: Under the authority of the Criminal Records Act (CRA) the National Parole Board of Canada (NPBC) may grant, deny, or revoke your Record Suspension/Canadian pardon for convictions. Please be advised that GAC Screening Solutions does not provide legal advice.


Fees Structure


Standard Administration Service $475*
Courts Fees (if applicable) and Local Police checks $50-$80
Parole Board of Canada Application Processing fee (Payable to the Receiver General for Canada) $631

* Pricing may vary depending on the complexity of your Record Suspension Application
* GAC Screening services fees are subject to applicable Federal and/or Provincial taxes


Disbursement includes the following:

  • Correspondence with all governments’ organizations
  • Express Courier fee (Maximum 2)
  • Faxes
  • Photocopies
  • File Maintenance
Please not before submitting your Record Suspension application to Parole Board of Canada, the application preparation and submission process does take a considerable amount of time. It is highly recommended to start your application preparation a few months in advance of your eligibility date.


Methods of Payment:

We accept cash, debit cards and major credit cards.