Criminal record checks
A criminal record check will determine if you have been charged or convicted of a crime. There are 2 ways to check if you have a criminal history: name-based criminal record checks and certified criminal record checks.
Name-based criminal record checks
Names and dates of birth are the most common ways to check for a person's criminal history.
Checks are completed in the RCMP's Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) system. They consist of a check of the National Repository of Criminal Records based on a person's name and date of birth. It may also include searches of other national and local databases.
Certified criminal record checks
If a name-based criminal record check does not provide a definite way of confirming your identity, you may be asked to provide fingerprints for a certified criminal record check.
For more information, please visit Criminal record checks.
How to obtain an online name-based criminal record check
You can obtain an online name-based criminal record check through the following third party service providers:
Please note that vulnerable sector checks cannot be obtained using the service providers listed above.
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