Bill S-208 (43rd Parliament, 2nd Sessions) An Act to amend the Criminal Records Act, to make consequential amendments to other Acts and to repeal a regulation (expiry of criminal records without application or fee)

Published: October 8, 2020


Establishing a process for the expiry of criminal records without requiring an application or the payment of an application fee. The waiting period for the expiry of a sentence would also be shorter than that currently applicable to record suspensions. The criteria for a record expiry are simplified so that eligibility depends on the automated criminal conviction records retrieval system maintained by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police instead of depending on criminal record checks obtained and submitted by applicants.

This bill is expected to decrease user fee revenues by $5 million per year.