The cost is $55.00 plus taxes.
No. The criminal record check ordered through this service is conducted using name and date of birth-based criminal record verification and does not include a Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS). RCMP policy states that a Vulnerable Sector Search must be conducted by the local police agency of jurisdiction where you reside.
Criminal record checks using name and date of birth are processed, usually within the hour, Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. EST (excluding holidays).

Yes. If you have a criminal record, you can use this service. Note, however, that a name and date of birth based criminal record check is not able to provide a list of criminal convictions. It can merely confirm the existence of a declared record. Therefore, if you have a criminal record, you will be asked to self-declare your criminal record in detail during the submission process. Self-declaring includes providing details about charges, dates and where you were sentenced, as well as the sentence you received.

If the information matches what is found on the RCMP’s National Repository, our policing partner will confirm the self-declared criminal record. If it does not match, you will be required to obtain a fingerprint-based criminal record check. You will need to appear in person. For your convenience, Commissionaires offers a criminal record check with digital fingerprints service at locations across Canada. The service is offered in a confidential setting where your individual rights and privacy are assured. Please visit the Commissionaires location nearest you and we’ll help you apply.

Electronic ID Verification (eIV) is the industry standard for confirming a person’s identity online. You will be asked to answer four questions relating to your personal credit history.

No. Answering these questions will not affect your credit score.

Please visit the Commissionaires location nearest you for physical identity verification. You will need to present two pieces of valid, government-issued identification. One must include photo ID.

Examples of acceptable ID:

  • Passport
  • Driver’s Licence
  • Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Immigration documents, i.e. work or study permits
  • Military Family ID card (MFID)
  • Record of Landing for Citizenship Applicant
  • Certificate of Live Birth
  • Nexus Card
Please note no refunds will be issued once you have submitted your application. If you fail electronic ID verification, please visit your nearest Commissionaires location or a Canada Post outlet in order to complete your police check

Commissionaires offers fast, confidential criminal background check and digital fingerprinting services performed by trained professionals, many with backgrounds in the military, RCMP and law enforcement.

  • Apply for a basic criminal record check online (name and date of birth check)
  • Find a Commissionaires office near you (certified criminal record check with fingerprints)