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Criminal Records Check (CRC)

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This check is 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). This check is NOT intended for applicants who are seeking volunteer and/or employment with vulnerable persons.

Individuals with Outstanding entries, such as Charges and Warrants, Judicial Orders, Probation and Prohibition Orders will be ineligible for the Police Criminal Record Check. You will require a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC) (waiting period may apply).

The Police Criminal Record Check will include the following information:
  1. Criminal convictions from CPIC and/or local databasea.
  2. Summary convictions, for five years, when identified.
  3. Findings of Guilt under the Youth Criminal Justica Act within the applicable disclosure period only if requested in accordance with YCJA 119(1)(o).

The Police Criminal Record Check WILL NOT include:
  1. Outstanding entries, such as charges and warrants.
  2. Absolute and conditional discharges.
  3. Current judicial orders, including Peace Bonds, Probation and Prohibition orders under the Criminal Code of Canada.
  4. Convictions where a record suspension (pardon) has been granted.
  5. Convictions under provincial statutes.
  6. Local police contact.
  7. Ministry of Transportation information (PARIS).
  8. Special Interest Police (SIP) category of CPIC.
  9. Family Court Restraining Orders.
  10. Foreign information.
  11. A Vulnerable Sector (VS) query of pardoned sex offenders with a record suspension to ascertain if the applicant has been convicted of and granted a record suspension (pardon) for any of the sexual offences that are listed in the schedule to the Criminal Records Act (CRA).
  12. Any reference to incidents involving mental health contact.
  13. Diversions will not be released as police contact and no reference to the occurrence is permitted (CC S. 717.4).
  14. Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) information unless requested in accordance with YCJA 119(1)(o).
  15. Any reference to contagious diseases.
  16. Dispositions including, but not limited to, Withdrawn, Dismissed, and cases of Not Criminally Responsible by Reason on Mental Disorder.


Self-declaration of a criminal record is a process where you may declare your adult criminal record convictions to the police service.

Do declare:
  1. All convictions for offences under Federal Law.
Do NOT declare:
  1. A conviction in which you have received a Record Suspension (pardon) in accordance with the Criminal Records Act.
  2. A conviction when you where you were a "young person" under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
  3. An Absolute or Conditional Discharge, pursuant to section 730 of the Criminal Code.
  4. Any offence for which you were not convicted (i.e. the charges were Withdrawn, Dismissed, etc).
  5. Any Provincial or Municipal offences.
  6. Any charges dealt with outside of Canada.
The Service will confirm if the information matches a criminal record contained within the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records. If the Service is not satisfied that your declared criminal record information is a match to a Criminal Record held at the repository, fingerprints are required.