Criminal Record Check
Information about Criminal Record Checks
A Criminal Record Check (Clearance Letter) is a document issued by the Toronto Police Service, produced on secured paper that indicates an applicant has no criminal convictions in the National Repository of Criminal Records maintained by the RCMP.
A Criminal Record Check will provide the following information:
- Criminal convictions summary or indictable from CPIC and/or local databases
- Findings of guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act within the applicable disclosure period
Criminal Record Checks are typically used for:
- By-law licenses
- Employment positions not related to the Vulnerable Sector (retail, trades, banking, etc.)
Criminal Record Checks are not suitable for:
- Employment/Volunteer positions that are in contact with the Vulnerable Sector (hospitals, daycares, elder care facilities, etc.)
- National Parole Board or Ministry of Government Services for the purpose of a Record Suspension or Name Change
Who can apply?
- Anyone can apply, regardless of where they currently reside
- If an applicant has a criminal record with any policing agency, confirmation of identity through fingerprints is required