To Receive a Police Criminal Record Check or Police Information Check:
**PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PROCESS AND FORMS FOR COMPLETING A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK AND VULNERABLE SECTOR SCREENING CHANGED AS OF FEBRUARY 6, 2012**
In compliance with the RCMP ministerial directive, York Regional Police now provides two kinds of criminal background checks in additional to vulnerable sector screening:
A Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC) is a search of the RCMP databases and is usually required for employment purposes, by-law licences or immigration purposes. It is not intended for individuals seeking employment or a volunteer position working with children or vulnerable persons. Click here to find out more about receiving a PCRC.
The Police Information Check (PIC) is intended for applicates who are seeking employment or volunteer positions with agences or companies that a require a PCRC, along with a search of local police involvement. You can proceed with a PIC if the agency has determined that a search of pardoned sex offernders or contacts relating to the Mental Health Act is not required. It is not intended for individuals seeking employment or a volunteer position working with children or vulnerable persons. Click here to find out more about receiving a PIC.
The Police Vulnerable Sector Check was established to provide screening of individuals who intend on working or volunteering with the vulnerable sector. A vulnerable person is defined as a person who, because of their age, a disability, or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent are (a) in a position of dependence on others or (b) are otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by a person in a position or authority or trust relative to them. This type of screening is required for the following types of positions: teacher, social worker, taxi driver, day-care worker, adoptive parents, sport coaches, etc. Click here to find out more about conducting a Vulnerable Sector Screening.