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Digital Fingerprinting: Getting your fingerprints taken has never been quicker or easier

July 7th, 2017|Categories: Did you know?|

3M™ Civil Applicant Livescan Solutions and Commissionaires make obtaining your RCMP Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening easier than ever. There is nothing more exciting than embarking on a new venture – and each and every day, thousands of Canadians take aim for a better future by doing just that. From signing up for [...]


US Entry Waivers: FAQs

February 12th, 2016|Categories: Did you know?|Tags: |

A record suspension (pardon) issued in Canada allows people who were convicted of a criminal offence to have their criminal record removed and kept separate and apart from other criminal records. To remove a criminal record, an application must be made under the Criminal Records Act (CRA) to the Parole Board of Canada (PBC). Commissionaires can [...]

Digital Fingerprinting: FAQs

February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Did you know?|Tags: |

Employment with Corporations and Agencies—With the need for greater security, many corporations and agencies are now requiring both employees and volunteers to be fingerprinted. This includes part-time and co-op jobs. For example, more and more students at colleges and universities are requiring criminal background checks with fingerprints to meet the pre-employment screening requirements of placement [...]


Fingerprints don’t lie

January 7th, 2016|Categories: Did you know?|Tags: , |

Who has access to your confidential information? How well do you know the contractor working in your home? Is your child’s daycare provider or coach exactly who they say they are? These are valid questions in a world where identities can be hidden, changed or stolen. Criminal background checks are a key part of the [...]


What is an affidavit?

December 11th, 2015|Categories: Did you know?|Tags: , |

An affidavit is a written statement that contains facts and information that you swear or affirm to be true. An affidavit must be sworn or affirmed in front of a Commissioner of Oaths or other authorized individual in order for it to become a piece of evidence for the court. If you would like to [...]


Do US Entry Waivers require fingerprinting?

November 17th, 2015|Categories: Did you know?|Tags: , |

Digital fingerprints are a mandatory requirement for obtaining a U.S. entry waiver. U.S. entry waivers allow Canadians with a criminal record to travel to the United States with pre-clearance (notification) of their record to the Customs and Immigration officer, allowing for a smoother border crossing and more enjoyable travels. Commissionaires provides not only the required [...]

Record Suspensions (Pardons): FAQs

November 9th, 2015|Categories: Did you know?|Tags: , |

For summary offences, you are eligible for a record suspension five years after you have completed your sentence for your offence(s). Note: This may be reduced to three years under certain circumstances. For indictable offences, you are eligible for a record suspension 10 years after you have completed your sentence for your offence(s). Note: This [...]


Digital fingerprinting with Commissionaires Ottawa: All-in-one convenience and fast turnaround times

October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Did you know?|Tags: |

Digital fingerprinting with Commissionaires Ottawa: All-in-one convenience and fast turnaround times Digital fingerprinting provides not only the security of knowing with 100% certainty the identity of the person being printed, but if a person has no criminal record, the RCMP will issue a certificate in as little as 72 hours, (ink fingerprinting used to take [...]

RCMP hails the benefits of digital fingerprinting

October 15th, 2015|Categories: Did you know?|Tags: |

The RCMP has recognized digital fingerprinting as the emerging standard for verifying identity. Here in Canada, fingerprints are now captured electronically using state-of-the art technology and submitted through a secure link directly to the RCMP. The RCMP stopped accepting civil ink-and-roll fingerprint submissions in 2014 (unless they are digitally converted, a service that Commissionaires provides) [...]


What is a criminal record check?

September 28th, 2015|Categories: Did you know?|Tags: , , |

The Canadian Police Information Centre is a national police database containing details about criminal records, stolen property and other important information. Since 2006, Commissionaires has been authorized to perform criminal record checks through our police partner. Criminal record checks are also known as criminal background checks, police certificates, police checks, or police clearances. Commissionaires Ottawa [...]