Record Suspension Services (“formerly known as Pardons”)
Let us make getting a record suspension simple and pain free.
Record suspensions were formerly known as “pardons” and along with the change in terminology, other changes were made to the eligibility. Please refer to the this website which lists the amendments made under Bill C10.
People often suffer discrimination, restricted freedom and lost opportunities because of a criminal record. A record suspension can free your future, clearing the way for a new beginning and the fair treatment you deserve as a law-abiding citizen. Commissionaires Ottawa offers:
- courtesy and respect—regardless of your background or the circumstances surrounding your record suspension;
- professional and knowledgeable commissionaires to help you fill out and submit your application;
- a confidential setting—individual rights and privacy are assured;
- a lower cost alternative to other providers;
- the latest digital technology for reliable capture of fingerprints required for record suspension processing, which makes processing your application much quicker.
Record Suspension Advisories
The Government of Canada increased the fee to process record suspension applicants to $631 effective 23 February 2012. This increase by the Government of Canada will not affect Commissionaires Ottawa’s competitively priced fees for record suspension application preparation before submitting to the Parole Board of Canada. You can read more about this fee increase at Federal Government Parole Board of Canada. Federal Government official notice.
The Federal Government has introduced changes to the legislation governing record suspensions for serious crimes. These changes were passed in the form of Bill C10 in the House of Commons and in the Senate, and it received royal ascent on March 13, 2013. It does not affect the vast majority of Canadians seeking record suspensions. You can read about the new changes here: pbc-clcc.gc.ca/prdons/c23b-eng.shtml
Pardon Application Services: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Click here for a printer-friendly PDF of our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
For more information, please contact the Commissionaires office nearest you: