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Get your criminal record check in Nova Scotia online—safely and securely—within just fifteen minutes.

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 Job Seekers Need a Criminal Record Check in Nova Scotia?

Employers, hiring managers, and HR staff across the country request criminal record checks. It’s increasingly becoming industry standard. Not all organizations will disqualify you for having a criminal record, but certain positions need to watch out for various red flags.

We use a secure RCMP-accredited agency that is compliant with all security and privacy guidelines, so you can rest assured that your rights and information are protected. Following RCMP certified processes, we partner with local police departments to ensure compliance with all security and privacy guidelines, so you can rest assured that your rights and information are protected.

Is this your first time requesting a criminal record check in Nova Scotia? We can help. Our straightforward process is compliant with all security and privacy guidelines, so your information is safe. Even better, you’ll get your results within just fifteen minutes.

Process to Obtain Your Criminal Record Check in Nova Scotia

1

Fill in Your Personal Information

This includes your legal name, contact information, birthday, gender, and place of birth. This will take 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 just fifteen minutes and you’ll be all set!

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Additional Information About Criminal Record Checks in Nova Scotia

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

Types of Criminal Record Checks in Nova Scotia

Before requesting a criminal record check, first discuss with your employer which type they require. There are four types of criminal record checks in Nova Scotia:

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 (PIC)

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.

Police Information Check – Vulnerable Sector (PIC-VS)

A PIC-VS is for employment or volunteer services that do involve children or vulnerable adults.

A PIC-VS 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.

A PIC-VS 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.
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 Nova Scotia

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

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

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

Name-Based or Certified Criminal Record Check (CRC)

  • Administration staff
  • General labour/maintenance
  • Immigration/work permit
  • Landlord/superintendent
  • Personal (not available in BC)
  • Security
  • Tenant for rental property
  • Teller
  • Tradesperson

Police Information Check (PIC)

  • Adoption (must be fingerprinted)
  • Bookkeeper/actuary/accountant
  • Dog walker
  • Food/retail vendor
  • Landscaper
  • Long-haul trucker
  • Name change
  • Professional licensing
  • Server in a restaurant
  • Students (for school placements)
  • Volunteer

Police Information Check – Vulnerable Sector (PIC-VS)

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

Triton criminal record checks will satisfy a name-based 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.

If a name-based CRC can’t confirm your identity and you need fingerprints for a certified CRC, then please contact your local police service for more information.

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How to Obtain a Criminal Record Check in Nova Scotia

If you are seeking a name-based 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, your results will arrive via email in just fifteen minutes.
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Other General FAQs About Criminal Record Checks in Nova Scotia

How does Triton conduct a criminal record check in Nova Scotia?

Using our contacts with RCMP and local police departments across Nova Scotia, we can thoroughly search databases for the necessary information. We work closely with the RCMP and local police departments across the country to provide you secure, accurate results.

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

Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

Will my privacy be protected?

We maintain all information retrieved during the 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 choose Triton for a criminal record check in Nova Scotia?

If you’re looking for a criminal record check in Halifax, for example, the average processing time at the local station is two to three business days, and a twenty-four-hour rush option is only available in certain circumstances.

Police are busy, and they must dedicate their time and resources across many critical areas. Triton, on the other hand, is focused on background checks, dedicating our resources to the best technology and most secure processes.

That’s why we have an industry-leading turnaround time of just fifteen minutes or less.

 

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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.