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We’ve performed CPIC background checks for thousands of people and hundreds of companies in Canada & around the world. Find out how we can help you.
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What We Do
CPIC Checks from Outside of Canada
Remote Cardscan Services
How it works
1. Got a Job Offer?
Congratulations! Getting a Canadian CPIC check to seal your offer is straightforward and simple. Just use our online tool select what you need, complete payment and get started.
2. Submit Information
We’ll send you a form that lets you know what you need to submit in terms of documentation. Once you email back to Reliability Screening, we’ll start the process so you can have peace of mind.
3. Get Documents
Once we receive your documentation we will have it run through the CPIC system. Barring any issues with your record, the results are typically on the way back to you in one business day.
The Benefits of an Online CPIC Canadian Background Check
CPIC Check, a name-based criminal record check.
Our access to the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database enables online background checks without the need to use fingerprints. An online CPIC check includes a name-based search, looking for any individuals who might have been convicted and are related or matching the applicant’s personal data such as name and birth date. It’s a straightforward process that we can provide no matter where you are located. If you’ve been offered a job and your employer has requested that you obtain a Canadian background check, work with our team! Whether you’re located in Canada or anywhere else in the world, we’ll be able to help facilitate your CPIC criminal record check from abroad.
Frequently Asked Questions
In short, the CPIC check uses your name and date of birth to see whether you have a criminal record; whereas the RCMP Certified Criminal Background Check uses fingerprints.
The RCMP Certified Criminal Background Check is more thorough and effective, and in some cases (e.g. immigration) is the required method. The CPIC check, however, is faster, and it is acceptable in many cases (e.g. volunteering, employment). If you are not sure which you require, we would be happy to discuss this further with you.
CPIC stands for the Canadian Police Information Centre database. Reliability Screening has partnered with the Cobourg Police service to have access to the CPIC database. We use your name and date of birth to check against the database for a match.
The CPIC check is a relatively fast process and, especially for those applying from outside Canada who do not require a fingerprint-based background check, provides a smooth experience.
In rare cases, it is possible that your name and date of birth could be shared by someone else – especially true for common names. If that individual has a criminal record, the CPIC check will come back with an unacceptable match. It doesn’t mean that you have a criminal record; however, in such cases, we would then have to run a fingerprint-based background check – the RCMP Certified Criminal Background Check – which could delay your case.
Also, as the CPIC is not a fingerprint-based criminal background check, it is not acceptable for most immigration or travel visa authorities, nor is it the preferred method for many employment screenings. If you are not sure which is right, contact us to find out more.
Canadian Background Checks for Employment Applications & More
There are two types of online CPIC check services: Premium and Standard
- The Standard check only includes the search for convictions;
- The Premium check searches for convictions plus any additional non-conviction data and withdrawn or pending charges
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