A criminal record can have severe adverse consequences on parts of your life such as your employment prospects and your ability to volunteer with vulnerable groups such as children and the elderly. It can also limit your immigration opportunities, particularly when you wish to apply for Canadian citizenship. Your record may prevent you from many opportunities that would otherwise be available to you.
At Stewart Sharma Harsanyi, we can assist you with the following:
- Determining whether you are eligible for a record suspension;
- Gathering the required information and supporting documentation necessary for your record suspension application; and
- Submitting your complete application for processing to the Parole Board of Canada (PBC).*
*The PBC is the official and only federal agency responsible for making record suspension decisions under the Criminal Records Act (CRA).
A record suspension remove’s an individual’s criminal record from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database. This means that CPIC will not show that they have a criminal record or a record suspension. This in turn allows individuals to access employment and educational opportunities and reintegrate into society.
Should you have any questions about the record suspension process, please contact our associate Qimat Zafar.