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Police Information Check (PRC)

A Police Information Check or PIC, is intended for applicants seeking volunteer or employment with agencies that are not responsible for the care or well-being of a child or vulnerable person.

The PIC offers more comprehensive screening information than a basic Criminal Records Check. It includes convictions as well as outstanding charges before the courts, arrest warrants, and judicial orders that may be in effect such as probations and prohibitions.

The PIC does not include a search of the pardoned sex offender database or contacts relating to mental health apprehensions. It also does not include information relating to non-convictions, or police contacts.

This type of check may be considered by people who require information to help them cross the border, or to obtain a visa.

Again, this check is not intended for applicants who are seeking volunteer or employment positions working with vulnerable persons.