Are you disqualified from being a Juror?

The Jury Act contains a full list of persons who are disqualified from serving as a juror. Examples of people who are disqualified include:

  • Non-residents of British Columbia
  • Individuals who are not Canadian citizens
  • Those under the age of 19
  • Police officers, lawyers or employees of certain government agencies
  • Those currently charged with an offence under the Criminal Code or the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada)
  • A person convicted under the Criminal Code or the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada) unless a pardon was granted or issued, or a record suspension was ordered, under the Criminal Records Act (Canada) and the pardon or record suspension, as the case may be, has not been revoked or ceased to have effect.

If you receive a jury summons and are disqualified, respond either:

  • Online: Using the Court Services eResponse website. You will need to have your jury summons on hand to complete your online response. Be sure to request that an email be sent to you when your exemption request has been processed.
  • By mail: Complete the jury certification form attached to your jury summons and mail it using the envelope provided.