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Police Criminal Records Check
(PCRC)

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

Police Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check (PCRJMC)

Intended for applicants who are seeking volunteer and/or employment with agencies who require a PCRC along with local police involvement and other systems/records where authorized.

Police Vulnerable Sector Scan
(PVSC)

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

  Position or Occupation
(these are guidelines only, your employer will
determine which check is required)
Police Criminal Records Check
(PCRC)
Police Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check (PCRJMC)
Police Vulnerable Sector Check
(PVSC)
1. School Teacher or Teaching Assistant (on hire or placement)     Requires PVSC
2. Office worker Requires PCRC    
3. Social Worker   Requires PCRJMC Requires PVSC
4. Daycare Worker     Requires PVSC
5. School Bus Driver     Requires PVSC
6. Taxi Cab Driver     Requires PVSC
7. Retail Worker Requires PCRC    
8. Personal Support Worker     Requires PVSC
9. Factory Worker Requires PCRC    
10. Food Vendor Requires PCRC    
11. Minor Sporting Coach     Requires PVSC
12. Scout Leader     Requires PVSC
13. Hospitality (bars, restaurants, hotels) Requires PCRC    
14. Tenant for rental property Requires PCRC Requires PCRJMC  
15. Youth Worker     Requires PVSC
16. Nursing/Retirement Home Worker     Requires PVSC
17. School Crossing Guard     Requires PVSC
18. Landlord/Superintendent Requires PCRJMC Requires PVSC  
19. Security Guard Requires PCRC Requires PCRJMC  
20. Bank Teller Requires PCRC    
21. Immigration/Permanent Resident Requires CR    
  Non-Refundable Fee
All online checks require an additional
$9.95 processing / authentication fee + applicable taxes
Police Criminal Records Check
Police Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check
Police Vulnerable Sector Check
1. For Employment $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
2. For Volunteer $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
3. For Adoption $50.00
4. For Foster Parent $50.00
5. For Kinship $20.00
6. 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)
Police Criminal Records Check
Police Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check
Police Vulnerable Sector Check
1. For Employment 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks
2. For Volunteer 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks
3. For Adoption 2 weeks
4. For Foster Parent 2 weeks
5. For Kinship 2 weeks