How To Get Record Expunged in Canada – Guide To Expungement

Expungement is a legal process that allows individuals to have their criminal records permanently erased or sealed from public access. In Canada, the term "expungement" is often used interchangeably with "record suspension" (previously known as a pardon). However, true expungement, where the record is completely erased, is rare and typically reserved for cases where the law that was broken is deemed unjust or the conviction was found to be wrongful. For most individuals, a record suspension is the more attainable goal, which effectively separates their criminal record from public records.