Criminal record checks
A criminal record check will determine if you have been charged or convicted of a crime. If a name-based criminal record check does not provide a definite way of confirming your identity, you may be asked to provide fingerprints. The use of fingerprints is the most accurate way to confirm a person's identity. They ensure that individuals cannot evade their criminal past, and protect individuals from being falsely associated with a criminal record that is not theirs.
Find out where to go to get a criminal record check.
Find out the difference between a Criminal Record Check, a Police Information Check, and a Vulnerable Sector Check.
You may be asked to provide fingerprints to complete your criminal record check. Find out about the steps in this process – this is for all Canadians living in or outside of Canada.
Find out about processing times and processing fees for certified criminal record checks and vulnerable sector checks at CCRTIS.
A criminal record may be needed for various reasons and may be required every so often. Find out more.
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