Driver’s License (all provinces except for Alberta)
Identity (SIN Verification)
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:
Applicant provided forms:
2 to 5 days
Background screening is allowed and a common practice in Canada, contingent hiring acceptable, consent required.
Varies depending on position, but recommend criminal record check, employment, education, credit, and SIN verification.
Criminal Records Act (Memorandum of Understanding with police services), Privacy and Policy Act.
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
Need dates of employment, job details, dates, and title
Candidate details, copy of degree, school details, dates of attendance, major, graduation date, and degree earned