Canada offers two main forms of Criminal Background Check. One facilitated by Fingerprints, the other by Name and Date of Birth (Name Check). Name Checks commonly result in Canadian Police Certificates, and can be used for many different purposes. However, recent developments have seen many Canadian Police Certificates abandoned in favor of RCMP Certified Criminal Record check results. This RCMP Certified check requires a digital fingerprint submission.
Name Checks search the Canadian Police Information Center (CPIC) Database for any individuals with convictions that match the applicant’s Name and Date of Birth. Regular Name Checks only show convictions, while Premium Name Checks can also show pending and withdrawn charges, in addition to other non-conviction data.
The Canadian Police Information Center Database includes information pertaining to individuals who:
- Have a criminal record for any Criminal Code or Federal Statute offence
- Have been judged not criminally responsible for an offence because of mental disorder
- Have Federal and/or Provincial Charges pending
- Are currently on probation of subject to a Prohibition Order
Beginning in 2001, as a result of amendments to the Criminal Records Act, criminal records of pardoned sex offenders can be made available to organizations that work with vulnerable peoples. This is done via a Vulnerable Sector Check.
Reliability Screening Solutions services are available from 6:30 am to 9:30 pm seven days per week, excluding statutory holidays. To book an appointment, request a callback or discuss your needs with a customer service representative, call us at 613 216 1888 or reach out via email.