If you are qualified for a pardon Canada cannot deny you. You have a right to a pardon.
How to get a Pardon
Order CanLaw's Certified Pardon Canada Forms and Application Legal Kit for Canadians with criminal records.
Our Pardon Canada Forms include instructions and all the basic information you need to process and file your own application.
Please note, the government will take many months to handle your request.
The sooner you start, the sooner you will be pardoned.
Do not pay some "Pardons" company to prepare your record suspension/pardon application. You can easily do this yourself and save hundreds of dollars.
You do not need a lawyer or anyone else to apply for your own record suspension.
Changes to Pardons Eligibility and Application Process
What are the changes?
New waiting periods: Waiting periods do not start until your entire sentence including probation or other conditions have expired
10 years for a personal injury offence (Section 752 of the Criminal Code, including manslaughter), for which a sentence of 2 years or more was imposed for an indictable sexual offence.
5 years for an indictable offence (other than a sexual offence).for a summary sexual offence.
3 years for a summary offence (other than a sexual offence)
You may not apply for a pardon until the waiting period expires. The waiting period includes your sentence plus any probation periods. Once these have been served in full, you start the application process.
A pardon application may be accelerated if you have urgent need to have a clear record, such as a job out of the country.
SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR A PARDON RECORD SUSPENSION?
Yes, you absolutely should obtain a pardon once you are eligible. It will affect your future jobs, children, travel and credit.
Do not pay some "Pardons" company to prepare your record suspension/pardon application
It is extremely simple and faster to do it yourself
90% of all applications are successful in obtaining a pardon.
CANLAW MAKES IT EASY TO APPLY FOR A PARDON RECORD SUSPENSION
Certain applicants will now have to provide additional information that:
Explains why they are applying for a pardon,
Describes what measurable benefit a pardon would provide to them, and
How a pardon would assist them in their rehabilitation into society.
Note: Applicants convicted of summary offences which are not listed in Schedule 1 of the Criminal Records Act, do not need to provide this information.
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