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Canadian Record Suspension

A record suspension (pardon) is a recognition that a citizen is of good conduct. If you are granted a record suspension, any federal agency that has records of convictions must keep those records separate and apart from other criminal records. The information will be removed from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) system.

You can apply to the National Parole Board for a record suspension is you have been free of convictions for five years for summary offences, or 10 years for indictable offences. Upon notification by the National Parole Board that a person has been granted a record suspension, York Regional Police will seal the corresponding fingerprints and photos. In addition, the electronic name index referring to the person in the records management system will be flagged to clearly indicate a record suspension has been granted.