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Looking for a Criminal Record Check in Ontario?

Triton’s online criminal record checks in Ontario are fast, secure, and accurate.

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 You Need a Criminal Record Check in Ontario?

Many employers across the country are requesting criminal record checks as part of the job application process. It’s become standard due diligence because employers need trustworthy candidates.

If you’ve never had to get a criminal record check in Ontario for a job or volunteer position, it may seem intimidating. That’s where we come in. Our straightforward process can be completed online in minutes. We use an RCMP-accredited agency, so your information will be secure and protected.

Process to Obtain Your Criminal Record Check in Ontario

1

Fill in Your Personal Information

This includes your legal name, contact information, birthday, gender, and place of birth. The total process takes around 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

Within fifteen minutes, you’ll have your results by email. Now, you’re ready to go!

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Additional Information About Criminal Record Checks in Ontario

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

Types of Criminal Record Checks in Ontario

There are three common types of criminal record checks in Ontario. So, be sure to discuss with your employer which type they need.

Also, each check is good for only one organization.

Level 1: Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC)

A PCRC includes a criminal convictions summary and findings of guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act within the applicable disclosure period.

This is a basic check for applicants looking to work or volunteer for an employer or organization that doesn’t involve children or vulnerable adults.

Level 2: Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)

A CRJMC is for applicants who need a basic background check like the PCRC along with a search of outstanding entries and charges.

A CRJMC will include outstanding entries, such as charges and warrants, judicial orders, peace bonds, probation, prohibition orders; and absolute and conditional discharges for one or three years, respectively.

Level 3: Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVS)

A PVS is for candidates looking to work or volunteer with vulnerable persons, who are defined as a person who, because of their age, a disability, or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent, are in a position of dependence on others or are otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by person(s) in a position of authority or trust to them.

In addition to the information provided in a CRJMC and a PCRC, a PVS also includes charges that resulted in a finding of not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder, and pardoned offences authorized under the Criminal Records Act Non-conviction information authorized through Exceptional Disclosure.

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

First, please note that each check is only valid for one organization or institution.

Second, also note that the kind of criminal record check you may need in Ontario depends on the nature of the position. So, always double-check with your employer before beginning the process.

To help, here is a general guideline of what types of occupations may ask for a criminal record check and which kind. However, this list is not meant to be authoritative.

Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC)

  • Bank teller
  • Factory/warehouse worker
  • Food vendor
  • Immigration
  • Landlord/superintendent
  • Office administration
  • Personal (not available in BC)
  • Security guard
  • Tenant for rental property
  • Tradesperson
  • Working permit

Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)

  • Adoption (must be fingerprinted)
  • Attendant in an animal shelter/dog walker
  • Bookkeeper
  • Hospitality (bars/restaurants/hotels)
  • Landscaper
  • Name change
  • Professional licensing
  • Students (for school placements)
  • Truck driver

Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVS)

  • Attendant at a children’s petting zoo
  • Big Brother/Big Sister
  • Chiropractor
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Daycare worker
  • Doctor/dentist/nurse
  • Driving instructor
  • Foster parent
  • Host/boarding parent
  • Minor league coach
  • Police officer
  • School bus driver
  • Scout leader
  • Social worker
  • Support worker
  • Taxi drivers
  • Teacher
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Our Criminal Record Check in Ontario

Triton criminal record checks will satisfy PCRCs and CRJMCs but not a PVS.

According to RCMP policy, vulnerable sector checks must be conducted by your local police service. Therefore, Triton cannot offer vulnerable sector information.

For more information on vulnerable sector checks, please review the RCMP policy.

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How to Obtain a Criminal Record Check in Ontario

If you need a PCRC or CRJMC 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 Ontario

How does Triton conduct a criminal record check in Ontario?

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

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

Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

How will you protect my privacy?

All information retrieved during the criminal record check process is maintained in secure, confidential files accessible to only those who need to know. 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 to purchase a criminal record check in Ontario?

If you’re looking for a criminal record check in Peel, for example, the average processing time at the local station can take up to fifteen days to process. This is understandable because the police are busy. But we have the dedicated resources to deliver your results within fifteen minutes.

And because we follow RCMP guidelines, your information is safe and secure.

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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.