What type of Police Record Check Do I Need?

Type of Check

Definition

Examples

Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)

The Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) was established to provide screening of individuals who intend on working or volunteering with the vulnerable. A vulnerable person is defined as a person who, because of their age, a disability, or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent are (a) in a position of dependence on others or (b) are otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by a person in a position or authority or trust relative to them. This type of screening is required for the following types of positions: teacher, social worker, taxi driver, daycare worker, adoptive parents, sport coaches, etc.

Doctors, nurses, hospital employees, dentists, teachers, non-teaching staff in schools (such as janitors and administrative support), early childcare educators, daycare employees, employees in long term care facilities that provide health services to vulnerable adults.

 

Note:  Available only to York Region residents, PVSC is restricted to persons/employees who are in a position of trust/ authority with the vulnerable population. 

Police Information Check(PIC)

The Police Information Check (PIC) is intended for applicants who are seeking employment or volunteer positions with agencies who require a criminal record check. The agency has determined that a search of sex offenders with a record suspension is NOT required (e.g. border crossing or visa) therefore this check is NOT intended for applicants who are seeking volunteer and/or employment with vulnerable persons

Board of Directors, IT personnel and construction staff at daycares, schools, hospitals and long term care facilities.

 

Note: Only residents of York Region who are not directly in a position of trust/authority with the vulnerable population can apply for a PIC. 

Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC)

A Police Criminal Records Check (PCRC) is a search of the RCMP databases and is usually required for employment purposes, bylaw licences or immigration purposes. It is not intended for individuals seeking employment or a volunteer position working with children or vulnerable persons.

Financial institutions, municipal and by- law licences, travel and immigration and retail industry.

 

Note: Anyone can apply, regardless of where they currently reside.  

Please note: Fingerprint Fee: $105, based on results of the screening, fingerprints maybe required to confirm the identity of the applicant.

No refunds will be issued.

All applicants applying for a volunteer position must provide, at the time of pick-up, a letter from the agency where they intend to volunteer. The letter must be on the agency’s letterhead stationery with the applicant’s name and volunteer position. The agency letter should also state that this is a “volunteer non-paid position.”