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Canadian Police Information Centre Check

A CPIC check is a query, based on name, gender and date-of-birth or based on fingerprints taken, to identify an active criminal file(s) in the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records. This check is used to determine the possible existence of a criminal record.

Step 1 of the Record Suspension Application is called 'Criminal Record'. This requires the applicant to have fingerprints taken at an accredited fingerprinting company or police service.

CPIC policy was updated on March 12, 2012 to include provisions for Electronic Identity Verification (EIV) [read more].

EIV is outlined in the CCRTIS Dissemination of Criminal Record Information policy.

Electronic Identity Verification: A process, in accordance with CPIC policy requirements and applicable privacy laws, whereby the identity of an Applicant is authenticated through answering questions from the Applicant's consumer credit file. An Electronic Identity Verification (EIV) solution must be developed by one of Canada's major credit reporting agencies, and must, at minimum, meet standards for EIV that may be employed by Canada's major banks and/or financial institutions. EIV may be used in support of a Criminal Record and/or Vulnerable Sector Name Check.