Criminal record checks

A criminal record check will determine if you have been charged or convicted of a crime. There are 2 ways to check if you have a criminal history: name-based criminal record checks and certified criminal record checks.

Name-based criminal record checks

Names and dates of birth are the most common ways to check for a person's criminal history.

Checks are completed in the RCMP's Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) system. They consist of a check of the National Repository of Criminal Records based on a person's name and date of birth. It may also include searches of other national and local databases.

Certified criminal record checks

If a name-based criminal record check does not provide a definite way of confirming your identity, you may be asked to provide fingerprints for a certified criminal record check.

For more information, please visit Criminal record checks.

How to obtain an online name-based criminal record check

You can obtain an online name-based criminal record check through the following third party service providers:

Please note that vulnerable sector checks cannot be obtained using the service providers listed above.

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