Serving Your Sentence
Visit Serving a Community Sentence (Adult Offenders) to learn more.
If you are required to serve your sentence in custody, you will serve it in a provincial correctional centre or a federal correctional centre. Where you serve your sentence will depend on the length of time the judge has ordered you spend in custody. If your sentence is:
- less than two years, you will serve it in a provincial correctional centre. If ordered by the court, your sentence may be followed by a period of probation, supervised by a probation officer; or
- two years or more, you will serve your sentence in a federal correctional centre. You will be eligible for statutory release after completing two-thirds of your sentence.
You may also be eligible for parole.
See Serving a Custody Sentence (Adult Offenders) to learn more.
See Serving a Youth Sentences (Youth Offenders) for learn more about serving a youth sentence.