Tips for Employment Screenings in Canada

February 09 2022

Employers today have extraordinary access to information for employment screenings. In fact, nearly 90 per cent of employers conduct background checks before hiring an employee. However, the challenge lies in knowing what information is relevant and then how to correctly use that information. Employers must be careful not to violate any ethical codes or fall into unbalanced hiring decisions.

Here are some tips for your employment screenings.

Check for Criminal Background

Nearly four million Canadians have a criminal record and over half of Canadian employers conduct criminal background checks. While criminal record may not disqualify a candidate depending on the circumstances, employers want to hire someone they can trust. However, criminal background checks can raise human rights and invasion of privacy issues for employers. Using data from the RCMP, Triton is compliant with all national privacy and human rights legislations. With industry-leading turnaround times, employers can get their criminal background checks within just fifteen minutes.

Verify Employment History

When hiring for your company’s future, you need an in-depth understanding of a candidate’s past. Ten per cent of employment history verifications have at least one serious red flag. A candidate’s employment history, including reasons for departure and length of employment, confirms whether a candidate has the experience to perform the job well. With a quick Triton employment history verification, you can easily receive a candidate’s employment record to ensure only the most qualified hires are made every time.

Confirm Education History

An OfficeTeam study showed that more than a third of Canadian employees know someone who lied on their resume. According to workers, education represents over 40 percent of information that’s misrepresented. Triton education background checks will verify attendance dates, credentials obtained, and institutions attended.

Investigate Financial History

Credit check verifications provide a snapshot of a person’s financial behavior, which is crucial for jobs that require the handling of cash and large sums of money. The recent push towards remote work during the pandemic has led to decreased oversight of employee activity. One Toronto contractor recently alleged an employee defrauded the company of up to $1 million by using company leads on company time for his own profit. Triton’s credit check verifications detail a candidate’s financial status, credit rating, reported bankruptcies, collections, liens, and more, giving employers greater peace of mind when granting employees flexibility.

Triton also offers services for driving record abstracts and reference check verifications. If you would like to learn more, our friendly experts are happy to help answer any questions you have. You can reach us by phone at 1-855-790-7516, by email at, or at our website.