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Get your police record check in Ottawa online—safely and securely—within only 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 You Need a Police Record Check in Ottawa?

A police record check in Ottawa is common among organizations. In fact, over half of Canadian employers conduct police record checks as part of their onboarding process. Hiring managers are just doing their due diligence, so don’t take it personally.

Not sure what a police record check involves? Don’t worry, we can help. Our online process is straightforward and fast, providing an industry-leading turnaround time of fifteen minutes. And because we follow RCMP guidelines, your information will be accurate and protected.

Process to Obtain Your Police Record Check - Ottawa

1

Fill in Your Personal Information

This includes your legal name, contact information, birthday, gender, and place of birth. This 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 just fifteen minutes and your results will arrive by email. Now, you’re all set!

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Additional Information About Police Record Checks - Ottawa

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

Types of Police Record Checks in Ottawa

Before requesting a police record check in Ottawa, first discuss with your employer which type they require. There are three types, each with either an employment or volunteer option.

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

Level 1: Criminal Record Check (CR)

This is a basic check for applicants looking to work or volunteer for an employer or organization doing their due diligence. A CR includes criminal convictions from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) and/or local databases, summary convictions, for five years, when identified, and findings of guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act within the applicable disclosure period.

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

A CRJM is for applicants who need a basic background check like the CR along with a search of outstanding entries and charges. A CRJM 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: Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC)

A VSC 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 CRJM and a CR, a VSC 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 Police Record Check in Ottawa

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

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

Criminal Record Check (CR)

  • Administrative personnel
  • Food/retail vendor
  • General labour
  • Landlord/superintendent
  • Permanent residency/work permit
  • Personal (not available in BC)
  • Security guard
  • Tenant for rental property
  • Tradesperson

Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJM)

  • Adopting parents (must be fingerprinted)
  • Dog walker
  • Financial services
  • Hotel/bar staff
  • Long-haul trucker
  • Name change
  • Professional licensing
  • Retail clerk
  • Server in a restaurant
  • Students (for school placements)

Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC)

  • Big Brother/Big Sister
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Daycare worker
  • Doctor/nurse
  • Driving instructor
  • Foster parents/residents in foster or kinship home
  • Massage therapist/chiropractor
  • Police officer
  • Scout leader
  • Social worker
  • Support worker
  • Teacher
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Our Police Record Check in Ottawa

Triton police record checks will satisfy CRs and CRJMs but not VSCs.

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

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How to Obtain a Police Record Check in Ottawa

If you are seeking a CR or CRJM 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 a Police Record Check in Ottawa

How does Triton conduct a police record check in Ottawa?

Using our contacts with RCMP and the Ottawa Police Service, we can thoroughly search databases for the necessary information.

What payment methods do you accept when purchasing a police record check in Ottawa?

Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

Will my privacy be protected?

We maintain all information retrieved during the police 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 to complete a police record check in Ottawa?

If you went to the local station for a police record check, the average processing time is one to two business days. This is understandable because police services are very busy.

Triton has invested in the resources to complete a police record check in minutes, the fastest in the industry. And because we follow RCMP guidelines, our process is safe, secure, and accurate.

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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.