Canadian Police Information Centre Check
The Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) provides Canadian background checks that do not use fingerprints as the search mechanism. Instead, CPIC checks search for any individuals with convictions that match the applicant’s name and date of birth.
There are two types of CPIC check: standard and premium. Standard CPIC checks only search for convictions. Premium CPIC checks search for convictions, while also searching for pending and/or withdrawn charges, and additional non-conviction data.
The Canadian Police Information Center Database contains information associated with individuals who:
- Have a criminal record for any Criminal Code or Federal Statute offence
- Have been judged not criminally responsible for an offence because of mental disorder
- Have Federal and/or Provincial charges pending
- Are currently on probation of subject to a Prohibition Order