How to do a Background Check in Canada in 2021
Many people at some point in their lives require background checking, but they can’t get a check. Globeia is here to support you every step of the way, no need to worry!
Let us first take a look at what a background check is before we delve into how background checks are obtained. Background inspection is a means by which individuals or companies check a person’s identity, along with other information that confirms the identity of the individual in question, in relation to their legal records, work history and educational background. Access to past details, such as prior criminal acts, is an important factor in decision making about the future in an informed way. Background controls are often a vital process for employers in a candidate’s recruitment process. Along with employers, you may also need to check your background to assist employers in their decision-making process, such as embassies, universities and even immigration institutions.
The aim of the background checks that we provide is to fully portray the criminal history of an individual. Four types of background controls are available to us:
CPIC – the name and date of birth based criminal record check (Canadian Police Information Centre)
Criminal record check based on fingerprint
Sector Check vulnerable
Review of judicial issues
Name and date Birth-Based Criminal Record: CPIC – (Canadian Police Information Centre)
A criminal records control by name, more commonly known as the CPIC, is a method by which a person’s criminal records can be detected on an individual’ s name and date of birth, within a day of the RCMP National Criminal Records Repository. These criminal record checks on names are regarded as fundamental, because they are based solely on name and date of birth and, therefore, are ideal for certain jobs. This type of criminal record check is aimed at comparing the personal identification of the applicant with the available criminal records to determine whether a crime is committed. A local police agency conducts name-based searches. Globeia can assist you with a criminal record check on the names of the police who have access to its database, as they are partnered with the police to check the records. A name-based inspection can either be negative or incomplete. If negative, this means that there has been no criminal record. This means that the results are found if they are positive or incomplete. This means that the search could not conclude that there is no criminal record but not necessarily a criminal record. Sometimes these tests can be incomplete, because they may be quite common as a person with the same name and date of birth. In this case, RCMP would request a fingerprint background check because this is the discreetest and most precise representation of the criminal record of a particular person and the history of that individual.
Criminal record check based on fingerprint:
As stated, the fingerprint criminal record check is the most accurate representation of the criminal record of a person since no two people share the same set of fingerprints. The immigration departements, citizenship offices and certain job types, among other resources, may ask you to obtain this type of clearance, frequently require this type of fingerprint criminal record check. If criminal record checks based on name do not provide a definite means of confirming the identity of a person, fingerprints may be asked for. This is called a certified record check. It searches for crimes and arrests in the fingerprint database. The RCMP carries out fingerprint penal record checks. You can receive your fingerprints and submit them to the RCMP electronically on the day. The RCMP will submit an application to evaluate whether the person has a criminal record, usually by means of a live scan of digital fingerprinting procedures. The fingerprint criminal record check of the RCMP is more comprehensive than the CPIC, as it is based solely on the fingerprint of a particular person. Very few people have fingerprints not electronically processed. The police or agency submits a copy of your fingerprints on paper in these exceptional cases. The fingerprints in the office take between 10-15 minutes before we send the fingerprints on the day of the RCMP. The RCMP takes 2-3 weeks in the absence of a criminal record to deliver results to the mailing address you provide. However, if there is a criminal record in existence, the delivery of the results to the mailing address may take 1 to 4 months.
Sector Check Vulnerable:
The vulnerable sector control applies to people who volunteer or have jobs where they work with children or vulnerable people in positions of trust and authority. The hiring company or voluntary organization shall decide to request a vulnerable sector control. Only the police, at your local police station, can carry out vulnerable sector controls. So you should visit the following address if you are a resident of Toronto:
40 Street College
Toronto, Ontario, Germany
The police station, in accordance with RCMP policy, can notify the fingerprints requirement only if the applicant’s GENDER and BIRTH DATE match an existing record on a forgiven sexual offense. This is not a criminal charge, but it is necessary to verify the identity of the person and safeguard personal information. Only if the police station asks you to do this are you required to perform a fingerprint criminal record check. In this case, you will have to submit a letter to an accredited fingerprinting agency like Globeia, which would require you to bring along. The fingerprint criminal records check for the applicant is part of a vulnerable industry check only if a Police Station has informed the applicant that it is going to get a criminal record. Vulnerable fingerprints
Sectoral activities take 10-15 minutes for the office fingerprints and we would present it on the day off of the RCMP. The RCMP then takes 2–3 weeks, if no criminal record is present, to submit the results directly to Toronto Police Station. Please note that the turnaround time to obtain the results may be 1 to 4 months in the event that a criminal record is found.
Check for judicial affairs:
Applicants seeking employment or voluntary employment with organizations that require a criminal records check along with an inquiry into unknown entries and charges should be examined for judicial cases. The CPIC and/or local police records provide information on CRJMC: criminal convictions; findings of guilt in accordance with Youth Criminal Justice Act where law permits. Absolute and conditional discharges, charges or judicial orders before the court. Typically, CRJMC is used for the Municipal License, UBER or other ride-sharing agency as well as for jobs not linked to the vulnerable sector (retail, trades, banking, etc.) and takes from 7 to 10 business days to check for judicial issues.