Parole Board of Canada Reviewing Increases They Made in 2012

The Parole Board of Canada is now looking to review the increase they made in 2012 from $150.00 to $631.00 for a Record Suspension. There are looking at three different options.

Scenario 1

Currently, the user fee is the same for a summary offence application and an indictable offence application.

Under this scenario, there would be two distinct user fees – one for applications for offences tried summarily and one for applications for offences tried by indictment.

The user fee for a summary offence application would be lower than the user fee for an indictable offence application. This would reflect the fact that the amount of work required to process a summary offence application is generally less than that required to process an indictable offence application.

Scenario 2

The current user fee includes both the cost of screening an application (for eligibility and completeness) and the cost of processing accepted applications. If an application is found to be NOT eligible during the screening phase, the full user fee is returned to the applicant.

Under this scenario, the user fee would be split into two parts. Applicants would submit a separate screening fee AND processing fee. Applicants would be charged the screening fee at the screening phase regardless of whether or not their application is accepted as eligible.

This fee would be non-refundable. The processing fee, however, would only be charged if the application is accepted as eligible at the screening phase.

Scenario 3

Under this scenario, applicants would continue to pay one user fee that covers the costs of both screening and processing the application. The user fee would continue to be the same for applications for offences tried summarily and for applications for offences tried by indictment.

For applicants who are deemed ineligible at the screening stage, the full user fee would be returned to them. This scenario is identical to the current user fee process.

We believe the price is not the real concern it’s the new time lines that are holding people back from fully rehabilitating themselves.


  • You’re charged with theft under $100.00.
  • You wait 14-18 days for your conviction.
  • You get either 1-2 years probation.
  • Then you must complete the above probation time before your five year timeline is completed.
  • Then the parole Board on this summary offence can take 6 months to complete.

There goes ten years for a stupid mistake. Now add another 6-7 years if this is an indictable offence. No employment, no further Education, …

At Freedom Canada we offer low monthly payment plans with 0% interest … and, we help you get employment and obtain links to other services until you’re eligible. works for YOU, not against YOU.

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