Before requesting a criminal record check, first discuss with your employer which type they require. There are three types.
Please note that each check is good for only one organization.
Level 1: Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC)
This is a basic check for applicants looking to work or volunteer for an employer or organization doing their due diligence and doesn’t involve working with children or vulnerable persons. A PCRC includes a criminal convictions summary and findings of guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act within the applicable disclosure period.
Level 2: Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)
A CRJMC is for applicants who need a basic criminal record 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.