Employee screening and verification safeguards your business by mitigating risk, preventing loss and complying with government programs and policies such as violence in the workplace or the Controlled Goods Program. Commissionaires are the trusted source for all your employment screening needs.
Criminal Record Checks
Increasingly more businesses require criminal record checks to enhance their risk management policies and meet mandatory government program requirements. A criminal record check (also referred to as police checks, police certificates, CPICs, criminal background checks and police clearances) can be performed using either name or date of birth or by digital fingerprinting. For a certified record check, a fingerprint submission is required. Where a name and date of birth check matches another individual, a fingerprint submission will be required to verify the person’s identity.
Criminal record checks using name and date of birth are submitted through a direct connection to our police partner and are processed in 24-48 hours.
Digital fingerprint record checks are submitted through a direct connection to the RCMP and generate a response in 72 hours, if no convictions are found.
Vulnerable Sector Fingerprinting
Vulnerable Sector checks must begin at the individual’s local police station. Where digital fingerprinting services are unavailable, Commissionaires is accredited by the RCMP to perform fingerprinting for a Vulnerable Sector check. Where only traditional ink-and-roll fingerprinting is available, Commissionaires can convert these to digital format and submit them to the RCMP. Results will be processed within 72 hours if no convictions are found, compared to 120 days for ink-and-roll prints.