Please find information below information surrounding the different forms of background checks.

Record Checks

There are 3 kinds of record checks:

  • a criminal record check

  • a criminal record and judicial matters check

  • a vulnerable sector record check

Criminal Record Check:

The Criminal Record Check is intended for applicants who are involved as a volunteer, employee or in any situation where a basic check is requested (i.e., retail or immigration). This check is NOT intended for applicants who are seeking volunteer and/or employment with vulnerable persons. 

This check will include the following information as the record exists on the date of the search:

(a)    Any criminal convictions from CPIC and/or local databases,
(b)    Summary convictions for five years, when identified, and
(c)    For Government Only: Findings of Guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act within the applicable disclosure period.

This check DOES NOT include:
(a)    Outstanding entries, such as charges and warrants,
(b)    Absolute and conditional discharges,
(c)    Current judicial orders, including Peace Bonds, Probation and Prohibition orders under the Criminal Code of Canada,
(d)    Convictions where a record suspension has been granted,
(e)    Convictions under provincial statutes,
(f)     Local police contact,
(g)    Ministry of Transportation information (PARIS),
(h)    Special Interest Police (SIP) category of CPIC,
(i)     Family Court Restraining Orders,
(j)     Foreign information,
(k)    A Vulnerable Sector (VS) Query of sex offenders who have had their records suspended to ascertain if the applicant has been convicted of and granted a record suspension for any of the sexual offences that are listed in the schedule to the Criminal Records Act (CRA),
(l)     Any reference to incidents involving mental health contact,
(m)   Diversions,
(n)    Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) information beyond applicable disclosure period,
(o)    Any reference to contagious diseases, and
(p)    Dispositions including, but not limited to; Withdrawn, Dismissed, and cases of Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of Mental Disorder.

Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check:

This check is intended for applicants who are seeking volunteer and/or employment with agencies that require a record check which includes convictions, outstanding warrants, charges and judicial orders.  The agency has determined a search of sex offenders with suspended records is NOT required (i.e., border crossing or visa) therefore this check is NOT intended for applicants who are seeking volunteer and/or employment with vulnerable persons.

This check will include the following information as the record exists on the date of the search:

  • Any criminal convictions from CPIC and/or local databases

  • Summary convictions for five years, when identified

  • Outstanding entries, such as charges and warrants 

  • Absolute and conditional discharges

  • For Government Only: Findings of Guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act within the applicable disclosure period

This check DOES NOT include:

  • Convictions where a record suspension has been granted

  • Convictions under provincial statutes

  • Local police contact

  • Ministry of Transportation information (PARIS)

  • Special Interest Police (SIP) category of CPIC

  • Family Court Restraining Orders

  • Foreign information 

  • A Vulnerable Sector (VS) Query of sex offenders who have had their records suspended to ascertain if the applicant has been convicted of and granted a record suspension for any of the sexual offences that are listed in the schedule to the Criminal Records Act (CRA)

  • Any reference to incidents involving mental health contact

  • Diversions

  • Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) information beyond applicable disclosure period

  • Any reference to contagious diseases

  • Dispositions including, but not limited to; Withdrawn, Dismissed, and cases of Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of Mental Disorder.

Vulnerable Sector Check:

The Vulnerable Sector Check is restricted to applicants seeking employment and/or volunteering, in Canada, who are in a position of authority or trust relative to vulnerable individuals.  It is a collection of offence information, including convictions, outstanding warrants, charges and judicial orders available from a local police agency's records management system and other systems/records where authorized. This check will include sexual offence convictions for which the individual has received a record suspension where authorized by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

This check will include the following information as the record exists on the date of the search:

  • Criminal convictions from CPIC and/or local databases

  • Summary convictions for five years, when identified

  • Outstanding entries, such as charges and warrants

  • Absolute and conditional discharges

  • In exceptional cases, where is meets the Public Safety Assessment, non-conviction dispositions including, but not limited to, Dismissed, Not Guilty, Stayed, Withdrawn

  • Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of Mental Disorder, and (h)    All record suspensions as authorized for release by the Minister of Public Safety.

  • For Government Only: Findings of Guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act within the applicable disclosure period

This check DOES NOT include: 

  • Convictions under provincial statutes

  • Local police contact

  • Ministry of Transportation information (PARIS)

  • Special Interest Police (SIP) category of CPIC

  • Family Court Restraining Orders

  • Foreign information

  • Any reference to incidents involving mental health contact

  • Diversions, (i)    Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) information beyond applicable disclosure period

  • Any reference to contagious diseases.

How can Canada Pardon Group Help

Call or email us today to review your scenario and eligibility. This will give us a better direction as to how we should proceed and what resources will be required.

Canada Pardon Group will also act as a third party representative to contact arresting police departments on your behalf to obtain your record destruction, or information pertaining to it. We find that police agencies have less push back when a representative calls vs. a citizen. 

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