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Criminal Record Checks – CPIC

Fast results for criminal record checks (also referred to as police checks, police certificates, CPICs, criminal background checks and police clearances).

Commissionaires provides criminal record checks for the purposes of employment, visa applications and foreign travel / work permits. We provide criminal record checks, depending on your organization’s requirements, using either the applicant’s name and date of birth only, or using fingerprints, taken using our fingerprinting process. criminal record checks, also referred to as criminal background checks, police clearances, police checks, police certificates or CPIC checks, are processed through the National Canadian Police Information Center (CPIC) database, providing results in as fast 15 minutes. Applications must be completed in the presence of our Commissionaires ID staff, at one of our offices, or at your location with our mobile service. All applicants are welcome with no restrictions on place of residence.

Knowledgeable, friendly Commissionaires’ staff can assist applicants with the process and the necessary paperwork. All results are strictly confidential and are released directly back to the applicant unless the applicant signs a third party consent waiver. Results are obtained by providing the original receipt of payment.

Criminal background check services from Commissionaires:

How to Get a Criminal Record Check (also referred to as Police Check, Police Certificate, CPIC, Criminal Background Check, or Police Clearance)
We want to make sure the experience of having a criminal record check done with Commissionaires is a pleasant one. Our respectful and friendly staff members are the experts in providing criminal background check services. To speed up the process, all applicants should have all the necessary materials in hand before visiting our office.

Identification required
Applicants should bring two pieces of valid government issued identification and one must be a photo ID. The following are types of acceptable identification. Please check with your local office for additional types of identification which may be accepted:

No appointment necessary. Just stop in. Our experienced staff will be happy to assist in answering any questions.

Payment methods
We accept major credit cards, debit or cash.

Online Criminal Record Checks (CPIC)
There is no need to come to our office to get a Criminal Record Check completed. You can fill out your application on line and get your results back in the same time frame as those visiting our office. All you need to do is copy and paste the address below into your browser and complete the application process. This is great for people living or working outside of St.John’s or simply for those who don’t have time in their busy schedule to visit our office. Visit the website, complete the application and your results will be emailed back in about 15 minutes or so unless their are delays due to application information.


Frequently Asked Questions about Criminal Record Checks

How long does it take to fill in an application?
The process of filling in a criminal record check application takes approximately 10 minutes. Applications must be completed in the presence of our Commissionaires ID staff, at one of our offices, or at your location with our mobile service.

How are results obtained and how long does it take?
The National Canadian Police Information Center can provide a fax or electronic copy of results to Commissionaires in just a few hours after submission. Results can be obtained in person by the applicant by showing picture ID or they can be emailed, or by fax.

Who needs a vulnerable sector check?
A vulnerable sector check is required by applicants working with the vulnerable sector including those working with children, the elderly and disabled. If you are involved with the vulnerable sector and are seeking a criminal record check, please go to your local police detachment.

Will results list actual offense details?
No. Criminal background check certificate results will show either ‘Approved’ or ‘Rejected’ and no details of offenses will be listed

Is Commissionaires a government agency?
Commissionaires is not a government agency. Commissionaires is a not-for-profit organization employing former military and police as well as responsible citizens of all ages in rewarding careers.

Employee Background Checks

Commissionaires is the safe and reliable choice for all your organization’s identifications needs, including fingerprinting, criminal record checks, employee screening and more.

Criminal Record Checks for citizenship, immigration, employment, travel and more. Processed through the National CPIC database for quick results in as little as 48 hours; we can help give your business the edge when hiring by assisting with employee verification, fingerprinting and criminal background checks
We also conduct online Criminal Record Checks saving you the time from having to come into our office. If you would like to complete your application on line goto the following site:


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