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Criminal Record Check - NL (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Triton offers safe and secure online criminal record checks in NL 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 I Need a Criminal Record Check in NL?

Employers want to ensure they’re hiring trustworthy candidates. That’s why it’s become a standard practice to request a criminal record check in NL for many organizations. In fact, over half of employers in Canada regularly conduct a criminal record check as part of the hiring process.

If you’ve never requested a criminal record check before, and you’re not sure what it involves, we’re here to help. We use a secure RCMP-accredited agency that is compliant with all security and privacy guidelines. And it’s all done online, so you can have your results within just fifteen minutes without leaving home.

Process to Obtain Your Criminal Record Check - NL


Fill in Your Personal Information

This includes your legal name, contact information, birthday, gender, and place of birth. This will only take about five minutes.

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Enter Payment Details

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


Receive Results via Email

Your results will be emailed to you within fifteen minutes. Now you’re all set!

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Additional Information About Criminal Record Checks - NL

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

Types of Criminal Record Checks in NL

Please note that each check is good for only one organization.

Before requesting a police record check, first discuss with your employer which type they require. There are two common types of criminal record checks in NL:

Criminal Records Screening Certificate

This is a basic check for applicants looking to work or volunteer for an employer or organization doing their due diligence not involved with children or vulnerable persons. A Criminal Record Screening Certificate includes criminal convictions from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) and/or local databases, summary convictions, for five years, when identified, and findings of guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act within the applicable disclosure period.

Vulnerable Sector Check

A VSC is for candidates looking to work or volunteer with vulnerable persons, who are defined as a person who, because of their age, a disability, or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent, are in a position of dependence on others or are otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by person(s) in a position of authority or trust to them.

In addition to the information provided in a Criminal Record Screening Certificate, a VSC also determines if the applicant has been convicted of a sexual offence listed in the schedule to the Criminal Records Act and has been pardoned.


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

Here is a general guideline of what types of occupations may ask for a criminal record check in NL 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.

Criminal Record Screening Certificate

  • Accountant/bookkeeper
  • Adoption (must be fingerprinted)
  • Bank teller
  • Hospitality (bars/restaurants/hotels)
  • Immigration/work visa
  • Labourer/trades
  • Landlord/superintendent
  • Lawyer/notary
  • Name change
  • Office staff
  • Personal (not available in BC)
  • Professional licensing
  • Retail clerk
  • Security guard
  • Students (for school placements)
  • Tenant for rental property
  • Truck driver
  • Volunteer

Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC)

  • Big Brother/Big Sister
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Dentist
  • Doctor/nurse
  • Driving instructor
  • Foster parents
  • Massage therapist/chiropractor
  • Minor sporting coach
  • Police officer
  • Residential/retirement home caregiver
  • School bus driver
  • Scout leader
  • Social worker
  • Taxi driver
  • Teacher
  • Youth care worker

Our Criminal Record Check in NL

Triton criminal record checks will satisfy a Criminal Record Screening Certificate but not VSCs.

According to RCMP policy, vulnerable sector checks must be conducted by your local police service. Therefore, Triton cannot offer vulnerable sector information.

Applicants residing in the North East Avalon region, Corner Brook, and Labrador West can get their vulnerable sector checks through the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. Residents in other areas of NL will have to check with their local RCMP detachment.


How to Obtain a Criminal Record Check in NL

If you are seeking a Criminal Record Screening Certificate, then simply fill out our user-friendly online application.

  • First, fill in personal information such as legal names, 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.

Other General FAQs About Criminal Record Checks in NL

How does Triton conduct a criminal record check in NL?

Using our contacts with RCMP and local NL police services, we can thoroughly search databases for the necessary information.

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

Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

Will you protect my privacy?

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 don’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 NL?

Because police services are so busy, the background check process can often take days. For example, if you’re looking for a criminal record check in St. John’s, the average processing time at the local station can be up to fifteen business days.

Triton has the dedicated resource to complete your check within minutes. And because we follow RCMP guidelines, your information is safe and secure.


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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.