How Does A Record Suspension Work In Canada?

Once you receive a record suspension, your criminal record is sealed and removed from the main repository of RCMP records, as well as from the police station and courthouse.

It is important to note:

  • A record suspension does not guarantee entry into another country. There is no way to know how each country will treat a pardoned offence
  • If you were convicted of a sexual offence and received a record suspension, these records are flagged in CPIC (the Canadian Police Information Centre), such that if someone does a Vulnerable Sectors Check, it will come up.


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