Electronic Fingerprinting

CIC performs criminal background checks (also referred to as police certificates, police checks, criminal records, or police clearances) for:

  • Employment (Private, Provincial govt, Federal govt)
  • Privacy Act Request
  • Adoption
  • Permanent Resident Application
  • Citizenship Application
  • Record Suspension (Pardon)
  • Volunteer Employment
  • Visa / Border Crossing / Foreign Travel
  • Name Change

Identification Required:

When you visit our office, please bring with you two (2) of any of the following pieces of identification:

  • Passport (Canadian or Foreign)
  • Driver’s License (Canadian or Foreign)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Permanent Resident (PR) Card
  • Ontario Identification Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Firearm Acquisition Certificate
  • Military ID Card

Not Accepted:

Health Cards (issued by a Canadian Province or Territory) is not acceptable as a primary piece of identification. It is acceptable as a secondary piece of identification.

Processing Time:

The turn-around time for a ‘No Match’ Application is 3-10 business days. On the other hand, ‘With Match” Applications may take 120 days or more to process. For the most current information on processing times, please visit the RCMP website.

Got a Question? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page for answers. For any other questions, please visit our Contact Us page.


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