If you were convicted of a criminal offence, have completed your sentence, and have proven to be a law-abiding citizen for the prescribed number of years, you may be able to apply to have your record suspended.

Record Suspension/Pardon Application Process

All applicants should be aware that the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) is the only federal agency authorized to order a record suspension. You do not need a third-party company or lawyer to apply for a record suspension. The record suspension process can be completed by individuals themselves, directly to the Parole Board of Canada. To learn more, visit the Parole Board of Canada's Record Suspension webpage.

To apply for a Record Suspension, you must download and complete the application forms from the Parole Board of Canada.

The first step in the process is to obtain a copy of your Criminal Record from the RCMP in Ottawa by submitting of your fingerprints. Individuals in the Region of Halton who require fingerprinting for a Record Suspension should visit an accredited fingerprinting company. The Halton Regional Police Service does not fingerprint for Records Suspensions.

When your fingerprints are returned from the RCMP, the Local Police Records Check Form in the Record Suspension Application booklet must be provided to every police agency where you have lived in the last five years. You can submit this form, along with the fee of $30, at Halton Regional Police Service Headquarters located at 2485 North Service Road West, Oakville, Monday to Friday 8am-4pm.

If you no longer live in Halton region and cannot attend our Headquarters location, the Local Police Records Check Form may be mailed, along with the fee of $30 to:

Halton Regional Police Service
Attention: Records
2485 North Service Road West
Oakville, Ontario L6M 3H8