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Types of Police Checks

There are two types of police checks (CRC and VSC). The type of position you are applying for will determine which type of check you will require. In all cases you should consult with the agency, organization or employer that requires you to obtain a police check to determine which one you need.

  1. Criminal Record Check

    This check is intended for applicants who are seeking employment and/or volunteer opportunities with agencies who require a police record check. This check is for applications who will NOT be in a position of authority or trust relative to vulnerable persons.

  2. Vulnerable Sector Check

    This check is restricted to applicants seeking employment and/or volunteer positions in a position of authority or trust relative to vulnerable persons. This check is more in-depth and can include checks for any convictions, outstanding warrants, charges, judicial orders, non-convictions and adverse police contact information available from local police agency's records management system and other systems/records where authorized. This check will include sexual offence convictions for which the individual has received a record suspension, subject to authorization by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

Here are some common examples of when a CRC versus a VSC may be required:

  Position or Occupation
(these are guidelines only, your employer will determine which check is required)
Criminal Record Check Vulnerable Sector Check
1. Accountant Requires CRC
2. Adoption (Must be fingerprinted)* Requires CRC VSC
Requires CRC VSC
(as described in policy)
3. Attendant in animal shelter/dog walker Requires CRC
4. Attendant in children's petting zoo   Requires VSC
5. Bank Teller Requires CRC
6. Big Brother / Big Sister   Requires VSC
7. Counselor/Psychologist   Requires VSC
8. Daycare Worker and the board of Directors   Requires VSC
9. Driving instructor for youth   Requires VSC
10. Factory Worker Requires CRC
11. Food Vendor Requires CRC
12. Foster Parents/Resident in Foster or Kinship Home   Requires VSC
13. Hospitality (bars, restaurants, hotels) Requires CRC
14. Host Family/Boarding Parent   Requires VSC
15. Immigration/Permanent Resident Requires CRC
16. Labourer/Trades/Maintenance Requires CRC
17. Landlord/Superintendent Requires CRC
18. Landscaper Requires CRC
19. Lawyer/Notary Public Requires CRC
20. Massage Therapist/Chiropractor   Requires VSC
21. Minor Sporting Coach   Requires VSC
22. Name Change Requires CRC
23. Nursing/Retirement Home Worker   Requires VSC
24. Office Manager/Worker/Administration Staff Requires CRC
25. Personal Requires CRC
26. Police Officer/ Peace Officer   Requires VSC
27. Professional Licencing Requires CRC
28. Realtor Requires CRC
29. Residential Care Aid/Caregiver   Requires VSC
30. Retail Sales/Bank Teller Requires CRC
31. Retail Store Clerk Requires CRC
32. School Bus Driver   Requires VSC
33. School Crossing Guard   Requires VSC
34. School Teacher/Teaching Assistant/Tutor   Requires VSC
35. Scout Leader   Requires VSC
36. Security guard (Provincially Licenced)   Requires VSC
37. Server in a restaurant Requires CRC
38. Social Worker Requires CRC VSC
Requires CRC VSC
39. Students (For school placements) Requires CRC VSC
Requires CRC VSC
40. Support Worker   Requires VSC
41. Switchboard/receptionist Requires CRC
42. Taxi Drivers/Ride Share Drivers   Requires VSC
43. Tenant for rental property Requires CRC
44. Truck Driver Requires CRC
45. Volunteers Requires CRC VSC
Requires CRC VSC
46. Warehouse worker Requires CRC
47. Working Visa Requires CRC
48. Youth Worker   Requires VSC