Police Records Checks in Ontario

Police Record Checks in Ontario

In Ontario, the Police Record Checks Reform Actgoverns the types of record checks that can be conducted for screening (for example, non-law enforcement) purposes. The act authorizes three different types of police record checks:

  • criminal record check includes applicable criminal convictions and findings of guilt under the federal Youth Criminal Justice Act
  • criminal record and judicial matters check includes applicable criminal convictions, findings of guilt under the federal Youth Criminal Justice Act, absolute and conditional discharges, outstanding charges, arrest warrants, and certain judicial orders
  • vulnerable sector check includes the same type of information that is disclosed in a criminal record and judicial matters check as well as applicable findings of not criminally responsible due to mental disorder, record suspensions (pardons) related to sexually-based offences, and in certain circumstances, non-conviction charge related information; when a strict test is met.

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Reference: Queen's Printer for Ontario. (n.d.). Police Record Checks in Ontario. Retrieved November 1, 2018, from http://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/police_serv/PoliceRecordsChecks/PS_records_checks.html

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