A Police Criminal Records Check (PCRC) is a search of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) databases and is usually required for bylaw licences, employment or immigration purposes. It is not intended for individuals seeking employment or a volunteer position working with children or vulnerable persons.
All applicants applying for a volunteer position must provide a letter from the agency where they intend to volunteer. The agency letter must be printed on the agency's letterhead with the applicant's name and volunteer position, stating the position is a "volunteer non-paid position."
Please note: As of January 1, 2016, the Customer Service Unit will no longer be processing background checks from the Whitchurch-Stouffville Community Substation. All services will continue at the Community Resource Centre.
A PCRC will provide the following information:
|Description||As of January 1, 2016 - Current Fee||HST|
|Motor Vehicle Collision Report||$490||HST applies|
|Police Criminal Records Check (PCRC)||$60|
|PCRC for Volunteers and Students||$30|
Police Information Check (PIC)
|PIC for Volunteers and Students||$30|
|Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)||$60|
|PVSC for Volunteers and Students||$30|
|General Occurrence Report||$60||HST applies|
|Clandestine Drug Laboratory Property Check||$50||HST applies|
|Officer Notes and Statements (per hour)||$225||HST applies|
Please note: Based on results of the PCRC, fingerprints may be required to confirm the identity of the applicant and a fingerprint fee will be charged. For applicants who decline fingerprint submissions, the PCRC will indicate that the document is incomplete and no refunds will be issued.
In compliance with the RCMP ministerial directive, applicants with a criminal record outside York Region will be required to submit their fingerprints in order to have the PCRC completed.
If fingerprints are needed to complete the PCRC, the check will require processing time and cannot be produced while you wait.
Anyone can apply, regardless of where they currently reside. If an applicant has a criminal record exists with another police service, he/she must be fingerprinted in order to verify the information.
Volunteerism is benevolent work for which an individual does not receive financial compensation for his/her time and is not ordered to do so by a court or a judicial body. In order to have the fee discounted, your application must be accompanied by a letter from the volunteer organization with the following information: