RCMP Criminal Record Check & Identity Verification
  • 16 Dec 2020
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RCMP Criminal Record Check & Identity Verification

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Overview

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Criminal Record Check is a criminal record search performed against the RCMP's Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC). In order for an RCMP Criminal Record Check to be successfully run, the candidate must pass an Identity Verification.

How It Works

Identity Verification

The RCMP Criminal Record Check requires that candidates pass an Identity Verification before a further criminal record search is conducted. Identity Verifications come in two forms:

Basic Identity Verification

Candidates will answer questions generated from their credit file in order to complete the Identity Verification. The candidate must have Canadian credit history in order to successfully pass the Basic Identity Verification.

Enhanced Identity Verification

If the candidate fails the Basic Identity Verification, GoodHire will instead perform an Enhanced Identity Verification. The Enhanced Identity Verification verifies the candidate's identity using photo identification uploaded by the candidate.

RCMP Criminal Record Check

Once the candidate has successfully passed the identity verification, the RCMP Criminal Record Check can be run. Candidates will be asked to disclose any convictions on their record. The RCMP Criminal Record Check will then search the CPIC database to determine whether the candidate's disclosed convictions match any convictions in the database.

Results

After the search has been completed, the RCMP Criminal Record Check will display one of three results:

No Record

Based solely on the name(s) and date of birth provided and the criminal record information declared by the applicant, a search of the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records did not identify any records with the name(s) and date of birth of the applicant. Positive identification that a criminal record does or does not exist at the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records can only be confirmed by fingerprint comparison.

Record May Exist

Based solely on the name(s) and date of birth provided and the criminal record information declared by the applicant, a search of the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records could not be completed. Positive identification that a criminal record does or does not exist at the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records can only be confirmed by fingerprint comparison.

Criminal Record is Found

Based solely on the name(s) and date of birth provided and the criminal record information declared by the applicant, a search of the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records has resulted in a possible match to a criminal record. Positive identification that a criminal record does or does not exist at the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records can only be confirmed by fingerprint comparison.

Possible Scenarios

Below is a chart of some of the possible scenarios that may occur when running an RCMP Criminal Record Check and what response the RCMP will return for each scenario. Regardless of RCMP results, GoodHire will always display convictions as they are self-disclosed by the candidate.

Scenario RCMP Result
Candidate discloses no convictions and RCMP finds no convictions No Record
Candidate discloses convictions and RCMP finds no convictions No Record
Candidate discloses no convictions and RCMP finds convictions Record May Exist
Candidate discloses convictions and RCMP finds convictions that match Criminal Record is Found
Candidate discloses convictions and RCMP finds convictions, but they are not a perfect match Record May Exist (or Criminal Record is Found if the RCMP determines the records are close enough)
Identity Verification failed No result
RCMP Criminal Record Check could not be completed No result

Turnaround Time

Results of the RCMP check come back typically within 4 hours, but results can be returned in as few as 15 minutes if no results are found.


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