What is it?
If you have been free of criminal convictions for a period of time (see the Parole Board of Canada for details) you may apply to the Parole Board of Canada for a record suspension.
Although there are non-profit and private organizations who will offer assistance in obtaining a record suspension for you (for a fee), the record suspension application process is straightforward and designed to be easy enough for anyone to do. Using a lawyer or any other representative will not speed up the process of obtaining a record suspension.
Fingerprinting for the Record Suspension Application is not available through the Waterloo Regional Police Service. Check this page
to see more information about getting fingerprints taken in Waterloo Region.
The Parole Board of Canada charges their own fee which you will submit directly to them with your application. Additional fees may apply for the various steps from other organizations. The Waterloo Regional Police Service charges $30 for the Local Police Records Check.
Local Police Records Check is processed in approximately three weeks.
Where to apply?
This service is available at the Police Reporting Centre, 150 Maple Grove Road, Cambridge. If you live outside the Region of Waterloo you may apply for the Local Police Records Check by submitting a money order or certified cheque for $30.00 payable to the Waterloo Regional Police Service, as well as a legible photocopy of two pieces of acceptable identification. Please make sure you include a return mailing address.