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Criminal Records Check (CRC)

Intended for applicants who are involved as a volunteer, employee or in any situation where a basic CRC is requested (i.e., retail or immigration).

Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)      (formerly PIC)

Intended for applicants who are seeking volunteer and/or employment with agencies who require a CRC along with local police involvement.

Vulnerable Sector Scan (VS)

Restricted to applicants seeking employment and/or volunteering with vulnerable individuals.

Please note: If you are seeking a 'Local Police Records Check' as part of the Record Suspension (Pardon) application process, do not use an online police check as it is not appropriate for this purpose.

  Position or Occupation
(these are guidelines only, your employer will
determine which check is required)
Criminal
Records
Check (CRC)
Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)
Vulnerable
Sector
Scan (VS)
1. School Teacher or Teaching Assistant (on hire or placement)     Requires VS
2. Office worker Requires CRC    
3. Social Worker   Requires PIC Requires VS
4. Daycare Worker     Requires VS
5. School Bus Driver     Requires VS
6. Taxi Cab Driver     Requires VS
7. Retail Worker Requires CRC    
8. Personal Support Worker     Requires VS
9. Factory Worker Requires CRC    
10. Food Vendor Requires CRC    
11. Minor Sporting Coach     Requires VS
12. Scout Leader     Requires VS
13. Hospitality (bars, restaurants, hotels) Requires CRC    
14. Tenant for rental property Requires CRC Requires PIC  
15. Youth Worker     Requires VS
16. Nursing/Retirement Home Worker     Requires VS
17. School Crossing Guard     Requires VS
18. Landlord/Superintendent Requires PIC Requires VS  
19. Security Guard Requires CRC Requires PIC  
20. Bank Teller Requires CRC    
21. Immigration/Permanent Resident Requires CR    
  Non-Refundable Fee
All online checks require an additional
$9.95 processing / authentication fee + applicable taxes
Criminal Records Check (CRC)
Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)
Vulnerable Sector Scan (VS)
1. For Employment $40.00 $45.00 $50.00
2. For Unpaid Student Placement $15.00 $20.00 $25.00
3. For Volunteer $15.00 $20.00 $25.00
4. For School Crossing Guard $25.00
5. For Foster Parent $50.00
6. For Other
   (i.e. Immigration, US Entry, Waiver, Business License, etc.)
$40.00
7. Extra Copies (per) $5.00 $5.00 n/a
  Estimated Turnaround Times
(while the police service strives to meet these timeframes,
there is no guarantee)
Criminal Records Check (CRC)
Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)
Vulnerable Sector Scan (VS)
1. For Employment 14 calendar days 14 calendar days 14 calendar days
2. For Unpaid Student Placement 30 calendar days 30 calendar days 30 calendar days
3. For Volunteer 30 calendar days 30 calendar days 30 calendar days
4. For School Crossing Guard 14 calendar days
5. For Foster Parent 14 calendar days
6. For Other
   (i.e. Immigration, US Entry, Waiver, Business License, etc.)
14 calendar days