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Criminal Record Check

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Customer Service Unit services by appointment only

In order to minimize wait times at the Customer Service Unit, record check applicants are encouraged to apply online.  To learn more about online police record checks and electronic delivery, see our Online Police Record Checks page

If you are unable to apply online or require fingerprinting services, please contact the Customer Service Unit at 1-866-823-3334 ext. 7655 to schedule an appointment.

What is a Criminal Record Check?

Criminal Record Check 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.

Download the Criminal Record Check formPlease complete prior to attending our Customer Service location.

What will a Criminal Record Check provide?

A Criminal Record Check will provide the following information:

  • Criminal convictions from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) and/or local databases
  • Summary convictions for five years
  • Convictions where a records suspension has been granted, if authorized under the Criminal Records Act or another act or regulation. 

What is the cost?

Applicant type Fee
In-person applicant $80
Online applicant $66
Student applicant $31
Volunteer applicant N/A

Who can apply?

Anyone can apply, regardless of where they currently reside. If an applicant has a criminal record with another police service, they must be fingerprinted in order to verify the information.

Volunteers

Volunteer applications for a Criminal Record Check can be completed in person only.

A volunteer is someone who performs a service but receives no compensation for doing so, other than an allowance for expenses or an honorarium. This excludes anyone receiving some other form of credit, such as academic credit or fulfilling a sentence requirement.

All applicants applying for a volunteer position must provide a letter from the agency where they intend to volunteer, indicating that the position is a volunteer, non-paid position. The volunteer letter must also:

  • Be produced on the agency's official letterhead
  • Include the name and address of the agency that requires the police record check
  • Include the applicant's name
  • State the reason for the police record check