Up-to-date Processing Timelines
If you have already submitted your request for a background check, please note that we are processing applications for:
Information about general processing timelines can be found by accessing Criminal Record Check Process or Vulnerable Sector Screening Process. Processing times may fluctuate due to volume and time of year.
Bill 113 - Police Record Checks Reform Act
Bill 113, known as the Police Record Checks Reform Act (Act), passed third reading in the Ontario Legislature and then subsequently received Royal Assent on December 3, 2015. Since Royal Assent, the new Act has yet to be enacted.
Since December 2015, the Toronto Police Service has changed business practises to ensure the new legislative requirements are met in accordance to Bill 113, Police Record Checks Reform Act.
For further information on the Act, including a list of criteria searched and disclosed on criminal background screenings, please visit the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website.