I received a summons for Jury Duty. Can I be excused from being a Juror?

The summons you have received does not mean you have been selected as a juror. It means that you have been selected to be part of a jury panel. Juries will be selected from this jury panel to serve in either a civil or criminal trial.
 
If you are selected from this jury panel, you can request to be excused from serving as a juror due to religious reasons. If service as a juror is incompatible with your beliefs or practices of your religion, a judge may excuse you from serving.
 
You can also request to be excused from serving as a juror due to illness or serious hardship. For example, if you have serious health issues or if your employment or personal circumstances make it very difficult for you to serve you can request to be excused.  The judge may excuse you from all service as a juror, or the judge may direct that your service be postponed.

Please remember that if you have been selected for jury duty and you are eligible and able, it is your civic duty as a Canadian citizen to serve!