Probation and Parole are two different types of supervision.
Difference Between Probation and Parole
Parole is a form of release granted by the Parole Board of Canada that allows offenders serving sentence in Provincial or Federal custody to serve a portion of their sentence in the community.
Parole is granted by the Parole Board of Canada (PBC). The PBC is not required to review your case if you are serving a sentence of less than six months. This may be why so many people in Provincial jails are not given parole.
The PBC has the authority to grant or deny parole and they do this on a case-by-case basis.
The Parole Board of Canada reviews offenders files and assessing their release plan taking into account the offender’s:
- Criminal history
- Threat to public safety
- A host of other factors
What is Parole?
Let’s start by defining what parole is:
Parole means the release from a Federal Institution under certain conditions which the inmate must follow (these conditions are provided to the inmate before release and also provided to their community Parole Officer).
Types of Parole Release
There are 2 different types of parole release: