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Need to Access Your Criminal Record Check in Alberta?

Triton’s online criminal record check in Alberta is accurate, secure, and fast.

Triton Canada background checks cannot be used as vulnerable sector checks. Please direct any questions concerning vulnerable sector checks to your local police service.

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Why Do I Need a Criminal Record Check in Alberta?

Criminal record checks have become the norm across Canada. So, it’s no surprise many companies request a criminal record check in Alberta to ensure they’re hiring trustworthy employees.

If you need a criminal record check fast, then you’ve come to the right place. Our straightforward process will get you what you need in just fifteen minutes—and it’s all online, so you never have to leave home. And don’t worry, we are compliant with all security and privacy guidelines, so your information is protected.

Process to Obtain Your Criminal Record Check in Alberta

1

Fill in Your Personal Information

This includes your legal name, contact information, date of birth, gender, and birthplace. The entire process only takes about five minutes.

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2

Enter Payment Details

Pay for your online criminal background check using our secure payment methods.

3

Receive Results via Email

Wait for your results to come in within fifteen minutes and you’re all set!

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Additional Information About Criminal Record Checks in Alberta

  • Types of Criminal Record Checks in Alberta
  • Types of Professions That May Require a Criminal Record Check in Alberta
  • Our Criminal Record Check in Alberta
  • How to Obtain a Criminal Record Check in Alberta
  • Other General FAQs About Criminal Record Checks in Alberta

Types of Criminal Record Checks in Alberta

There are four common types of criminal record checks in Alberta. So, discuss with your employer which type they need before making your request.

Please note that each check is good for only one organization.

Name-Based Criminal Record Check (CRC)

This is a basic check for applicants looking to work or volunteer for an employer or organization doing their due diligence and does not involve children or vulnerable adults.

A named-based CRC uses names and dates of birth to check the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) system for a criminal convictions summary and findings of guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act within the applicable disclosure period.

Certified Criminal Record Check

A certified CRC uses fingerprints when a name-based CRC can’t definitively confirm a person’s identity. A fingerprint search of the National Repository of Criminal Records is conducted by the RCMP’s Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS).

Police Information Check

A PIC is for employment or volunteer services that do not involve children or vulnerable adults.

A PIC is limited to criminal convictions, outstanding criminal charges and warrants, and other judicial orders. It can be used for employment outside of Canada, and you can apply for a PIC when you are outside of Canada by verifying your identity with a local police force or the nearest consulate.

A PIC will search the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) and the Alberta Court system (JOIN), and the local police database.

Police Information Check – Vulnerable Sector

A PIC-VS:

  • is for employment or volunteer services that do involve children or vulnerable adults.
  • includes criminal convictions, outstanding criminal charges and warrants, and other judicial orders, in addition to non-convictions and files in which you were a bona fide suspect in a founded substantiated offence. However, it won’t include unsubstantiated allegations.
  • can only be done for organizations in Canada. The position itself can be outside of Canada, but the results of the vulnerable sector check must stay within Canada.

Like a PIC, a PIC-VS will search the CPIC and JOIN, as well as local police databases to determine if any patterns of behavior exist that may result in harm to a vulnerable person.

Finally, you can’t apply for a PIC-VS outside of Canada.

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Types of Professions That May Require a Criminal Record Check in Alberta

Here is a general guideline of what types of occupations may ask for a criminal record check in Alberta and which kind.

This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive since different employers will ask for different criminal record checks, so be sure to confirm with them before making your request.

Name-Based or Certified Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Police Information Check (PIC)

  • Adoption (must be fingerprinted)
  • Attendant in animal shelter/dog walker
  • Financial services
  • Hospitality (bars/restaurants/hotels)
  • Immigration/permanent resident
  • Labourer/trades/maintenance
  • Landlord/superintendent
  • Landscaper
  • Lawyer/notary
  • Name change
  • Office manager/worker/administration staff
  • Personal (not available in BC)
  • Professional licensing
  • Realtor
  • Retail clerk
  • Security guard
  • Server in a restaurant
  • Students (for school placements)
  • Switchboard/receptionist
  • Tenant for rental property
  • Truck driver
  • Volunteers
  • Warehouse worker
  • Work visa

Police Information Check – Vulnerable Sector (PIC-VS)

  • Attendant in a children’s petting zoo
  • Big Brother/Big Sister
  • Counselor/psychologist/social worker
  • Daycare worker
  • Doctor/dentist/nurse
  • Driving instructor
  • Foster parents/residents in foster or kinship home
  • Host family/boarding parent
  • Massage therapist/chiropractor
  • Minor sporting coach
  • Retirement home/residential caregiver
  • Police officer
  • School bus driver
  • Schoolteacher/teaching assistant/tutor
  • Scout leader
  • Taxi driver
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Our Criminal Record Check in Alberta

Triton criminal record checks will satisfy a CRC and a PIC but not a PIC-VS.

According to RCMP policy, you must contact your local police station to acquire a vulnerable sector check. You can learn more about RCMP policy here.

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How to Obtain a Criminal Record Check in Alberta

If you need a CRC or a PIC then simply fill out our user-friendly online application.

  • First, fill in personal information such as legal names, contact information, birthday, and place of birth.
  • Second, enter your payment details using our secure methods.
  • Third, wait just fifteen minutes and your results will arrive via email.
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Other General FAQs About Criminal Record Checks in Alberta

How does Triton conduct a criminal record check in Alberta?

Using our contacts with RCMP and local police departments across Alberta, we can thoroughly search databases for the necessary information.

What payment methods do you accept when purchasing a criminal record check in Alberta?

Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

How will you protect my privacy?

We maintain all information retrieved during the criminal record check process in confidential, secure files that are accessible on a strictly need-to-know basis. You can learn more about our privacy policy here.

Why don’t you offer vulnerable sector checks?

This is in accordance with RCMP guidelines, which Triton follows without exception. You can learn more about RCMP policy here.

Why use Triton for a criminal record check in Alberta?

If you were to get a criminal record check in Calgary from the local police service, for example, the average processing time is two to three business days. Police are busy and must distribute their resources to many key areas.

Triton is dedicated and focused on criminal record checks. We pride ourselves on setting industry standards for accuracy, data security, and turnaround times. With us, you can access your criminal record check within fifteen minutes from the comfort of home.

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General FAQs

Triton works closely with the RCMP and local police departments across the country. This allows us to search confidently through the RCMP database for criminal records and background checks.

We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

All information received in the background investigation process will be maintained by Triton in confidential, secure files, with restricted access to only those who have a need to know. Learn more about our Triton Canada Privacy Policy.

Our easy-to-use background check system makes the process smooth and efficient, allowing us to deliver results to you within 15 minutes.

The Criminal Background Check offered by Triton does not include Vulnerable Sector Information. The RCMP policy states that a Vulnerable Sector Check must be conducted by your local police service.

You may need a Vulnerable Sector Check if you intend on working or volunteering with vulnerable people. This includes, but is not limited to: teachers, social workers, nurses, and more.

To learn more about Vulnerable Sector Checks, visit your local police service or review the RCMP policy.