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Vulnerable Sector 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 Vulnerable Sector Check?

Vulnerable Sector Check provides the screening of individuals who intend on working or volunteering with vulnerable people. This type of screening is required for the following types of positions, among others:

  • Teachers
  • Social workers
  • Taxi drivers
  • Daycare workers
  • Sports coaches

Download the Vulnerable Sector Check form. Please complete prior to attending our Customer Service location.

Who is a vulnerable person?

A vulnerable person is defined as a person who, because of their age, disability, or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent, are in a position of dependence on others, or 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.

What will a Vulnerable Sector Check provide?

A Vulnerable Sector Check will provide the following information:

  • Criminal convictions from CPIC and/or local databases
  • Summary convictions for five years 
  • Outstanding entries, such as charges and warrants, judicial orders, peace bonds, probation and prohibition orders
  • Absolute and conditional discharges
  • Every criminal offence of which an individual has been charged that resulted in a finding of Not Criminal Responsible on account of mental disorder
  • A conviction which a pardon has been granted, only if the disclosure is authorized under the Criminal Records Act; and
  • Any non-conviction information authorized for exceptional disclosure under the authority of the Police Record Checks Reform Act.

What does it cost?

Applicant type Fee
In-person applicant $77
Online applicant $71
Volunteer/student applicant $33

Who can apply?

Only residents of York Region can obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check. Applicants may need to provide proof of residency.


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