Canada Record Suspensions was created by Pardons Canada. We are a Federal non-profit organization that helps Canadians with removing past criminal offenses from public record by obtaining a record suspension (previously known as pardon). Pardons Canada is a resource for over 5,400 government and community agencies and provides support and information by telephone, on our websites and in-person at our conveniently located walk-in centre.
Many Canadians have made some regrettable mistakes in the past. Those who are no longer involved in criminal activity have a real opportunity to get a fresh start and make a positive change in their lives. By helping you obtain a record suspension, we hope to lift the stigma and shame associated with a criminal past, allowing you to feel that you belong in our society again.
People who feel part of a community make better parents, citizens, and neighbors.
Record Suspension Services
With over 20 years of experience, Pardons Canada knows exactly how to handle your file.
Our Services Include:
With your permission, Pardons Canada undertakes all necessary steps and procedures for removing a criminal record. Based on what you were charged with, when you went to court, what the court decided and your personal situation, such as immigration status or job circumstances, we will determine the steps that need to be taken and the order in which to complete them.
We gather and process all necessary documents and will get proof in writing that your criminal record is removed.
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Employment and Immigration Support Letters
In many cases, employment and/or immigration challenges may be corrected with the assistance and support letter from Pardons Canada. We know that what may have happened was an isolated event or during a difficult period in your life. Our support letter can go a long was in displaying you are taking the necessary steps to get your life back on track.
Pardons Canada will be able to confirm that you are eligible to have your record destroyed or sealed and when this may be successfully completed.
Referrals To Other Organizations
If applicable, our counsellors will help refer you to other community and government help organizations. Some of these include, women’s centres, ethnic associations and/or addiction rehabilitation clinics.