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Canada

Canada

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About Canada

Products:

  • Criminal Record Search 
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Verification
  • Credit Check
  • Driver’s License (all provinces except for Alberta)
  • Sanctions
  • Identity (SIN Verification)
  • Address
  • Civil Litigation
  • Directorship

All Requirements:

There is a specific form required for criminal record checks (CPIC), credit checks, and driver’s license checks in Canada. For employment, need dates of employment, job details, dates, and title.  For education, need copy of degree, school details, degree attained, and consent for all checks. 

Signed consent required:

Yes

Required forms:

Signed Consent 

Applicant provided forms:

None

Turnaround time:

2 to 5 days

Overview

Background screening is allowed and a common practice in Canada, contingent hiring acceptable, consent required.

Best Practice

Varies depending on position, but recommend criminal record check, employment, education, credit, and SIN verification.

Compliance

Criminal Records Act (Memorandum of Understanding with police services), Privacy and Policy Act.

Limitations

Driving record (Alberta). For criminal, if a record is found, the candidate must fill out a self-declaration page, and it then must be resubmitted for the police to confirm that the record is found.

Consent & Release

Standard letter of authorization

Employment

Need dates of employment, job details, dates, and title

Education

Candidate details, copy of degree, school details, dates of attendance, major, graduation date, and degree earned