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We offer safe and secure online criminal record checks in BC with industry-leading turnaround times.

Triton Canada background checks cannot be used as vulnerable sector checks. Please direct any questions concerning vulnerable sector checks to your local police service.

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Why Do Job Seekers Need a Criminal Record Check in BC?

Employers want to ensure they’re hiring trustworthy candidates and a criminal record check in BC has become a regular part of due diligence for hiring managers. In fact, over half of employers in Canada regularly conduct criminal record checks as part of the hiring process.

By using our online check, you’ll have all the necessary information within just fifteen minutes, and you’ll never have to leave your house. We use a secure RCMP-accredited agency that is compliant with all security and privacy guidelines, so you can rest assured that your rights and information are protected.

Process to Obtain Your Criminal Record Check in BC

1

Fill in Your Personal Information

This includes your legal name, contact information, birthday, gender, and place of birth. The total process to enter your information is about five minutes.

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2

Enter Payment Details

Pay for your online criminal background check using our secure payment methods.

3

Receive Results via Email

Wait for your results to come within fifteen minutes and you’re all set!

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Additional Information About Criminal Record Checks in BC

  • Types of Criminal Record Checks in BC
  • Types of Professions That May Require a Criminal Record Check in BC
  • Our Criminal Record Check in BC
  • How to Obtain a Criminal Record Check in BC
  • Other General FAQs About Criminal Record Checks in BC

Types of Criminal Record Checks in BC

Before requesting a criminal record check, first discuss with your employer which type they require. Please note that each check is good for only one organization.

There are four types of criminal record checks in BC:

Name-Based Criminal Record Check (CRC)

This is a basic check for applicants looking to work or volunteer for an employer or organization doing their due diligence and does not involve children or vulnerable adults.

A named-based CRC uses names and dates of birth to check the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) system for a criminal convictions summary and findings of guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act within the applicable disclosure period.

Certified Criminal Record Check

A certified CRC uses fingerprints when a name-based CRC can’t definitively confirm a person’s identity. A fingerprint search of the National Repository of Criminal Records is conducted by the RCMP’s Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS).

Police Information Check

A PIC is for employment or volunteer services that do not involve children or vulnerable adults.

A PIC is limited to criminal convictions, outstanding criminal charges and warrants, and other judicial orders. It can be used for employment outside of Canada, and you can apply for a PIC when you are outside of Canada by verifying your identity with a local police force or the nearest consulate.

Police Information Check – Vulnerable Sector

A PIC-VS is for employment or volunteer services that do involve children or vulnerable adults.

A PIC-VS includes criminal convictions, outstanding criminal charges and warrants, and other judicial orders, in addition to non-convictions and files in which you were a bona fide suspect in a founded substantiated offence. However, it won’t include unsubstantiated allegations.

A PIC-VS can only be done for organizations in Canada. The position itself can be outside of Canada, but the results of the vulnerable sector check must stay within Canada.

Finally, you can’t apply for a PIC-VS outside of Canada.

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Types of Professions That May Require a Criminal Record Check in BC

Here is a general guideline of what types of occupations may ask for a criminal record check in BC and which kind.

This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive since different employers will ask for different criminal record checks, so be sure to confirm with them before making your request.

Name-Based or Certified Criminal Record Check (CRC)

  • Factory/warehouse worker
  • Food vendor
  • Immigration/permanent residency
  • Labourer/trades
  • Landlord
  • Maintenance staff
  • Office/administration staff
  • Tenant for rental property
  • Work permit

Police Information Check (PIC)

  • Adoption (must be fingerprinted)
  • Bookkeeper/financial services
  • Hospitality (bars/restaurants/hotels)
  • Landscaper
  • Lawyer/notary
  • Long-haul trucker
  • Name change
  • Realtor
  • School placements for students
  • Security

Police Information Check – Vulnerable Sector (PIC-VS)

  • Big Brother/Big Sister
  • Counsellor/social worker
  • Daycare worker
  • Driving instructor
  • Foster parents/residents in foster or kinship home
  • Massage therapist
  • Medical staff (doctor/nurse, etc.)
  • Minor league coach
  • Police officer
  • Residential caregiver
  • School staff (teacher/bus driver, etc.)
  • Scout leader
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Our Criminal Record Check in BC

Triton criminal record checks will satisfy a CRC and PIC but not a PIC-VS.

According to RCMP policy, you must contact the British Columbia Criminal Records Review Program. You can learn more about the CRRP here.

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How to Obtain a Criminal Record Check in BC

If you are seeking a CRC or a PIC, then simply fill out our user-friendly online application.

  • First, fill in personal information such as your legal name, contact information, birthday, and place of birth.
  • Second, enter your payment details using our secure methods.
  • Third, wait just fifteen minutes and your results will arrive via email.
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Other General FAQs About Criminal Record Checks in BC

How does Triton conduct a criminal record check in BC?

Using our contacts with RCMP and local police departments across BC, we can thoroughly search databases for the necessary information.

What payment methods do you accept when purchasing a criminal record check in BC?

Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

Will my privacy be protected?

We maintain all information retrieved during the criminal record check process in confidential, secure files that are accessible on a strictly need-to-know basis. You can learn more about our privacy policy here.

Why won’t you offer vulnerable sector checks?

This is in accordance with RCMP guidelines, which Triton follows without exception. You can learn more about RCMP policy here.

Why use Triton to purchase a criminal record check in BC?

A criminal record check from a local police service in BC can take approximately two weeks to process. This is because police are busy and must spread their resources across many critical areas.

Triton, on the other hand, is focused on the best criminal record check processes and technology. We’ll get you your results in fifteen minutes or less—safely and securely.

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General FAQs

Triton works closely with the RCMP and local police departments across the country. This allows us to search confidently through the RCMP database for criminal records and background checks.

We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

All information received in the background investigation process will be maintained by Triton in confidential, secure files, with restricted access to only those who have a need to know. Learn more about our Triton Canada Privacy Policy.

Our easy-to-use background check system makes the process smooth and efficient, allowing us to deliver results to you within 15 minutes.

The Criminal Background Check offered by Triton does not include Vulnerable Sector Information. The RCMP policy states that a Vulnerable Sector Check must be conducted by your local police service.

You may need a Vulnerable Sector Check if you intend on working or volunteering with vulnerable people. This includes, but is not limited to: teachers, social workers, nurses, and more.

To learn more about Vulnerable Sector Checks, visit your local police service or review the RCMP policy.