Criminal Record Checks (CPIC)

Extended hours of operation:

Monday & Friday: 8-4

Tuesday-Thursday: 8-6

We now have two options by which you can obtain a criminal record check

(Note – this option is not for Vulnerable Sector Screening CPIC checks)


E-CPIC Option 1:



Cost $55 + HST

Apply Online Here!

E-CPIC Option 2:


Visit our Office:

Cost $50.00 (tax included)

Click on the link above to start your criminal record check. You will be asked to submit the information required and pay via credit card or PayPal. To verify your identity, Electronic ID Verification (eIV) will ask you specific questions about your credit history. Click here to read more about eIV.

·         If you have no criminal record, it generally takes 1 hour to process your criminal record check. Once processed, you will receive your results by email. 

Processing time for online for electronic criminal record checks:

Criminal record checks using name and date of birth are processed within the hour between 8am and 8pm EST Monday to Friday, excluding holidays.

Please note this process is intended for persons living and working in Canada.


If you are currently living outside of Canada, please confirm if you require a name and date of birth-based record check or an RCMP certified fingerprint-based record check. CRC is a name and date of birth check only. If you require a fingerprint-based criminal record check while you are living overseas please contact us.

Applicants should bring two pieces of valid government issued identification. One must be a photo ID.  The following types of identification are generally accepted for these checks (please contact us for the comprehensive list):

  • Passport
  • Driver's License
  • Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Immigration documents i.e. work or study permits
  • Military Family ID card (MFID)
  • Record of Landing for Citizenship Applicant
  • Certificate of Live Birth
  • Nexus card
  • *SIN cards will not be accepted as ID



Payment methods

We accept major credit cards, corporate cheques or cash at most of our locations. 


Commissionaires’ identification services are available at convenient locations across Canada. Please check the location nearest you.


Please check locations to confirm hours of operation and determine if an appointment is necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions about Criminal Record Checks

How long does it take to fill in an application?

The process of filling in a criminal record check application takes approximately 10 minutes. Applications must be completed in the presence of our Commissionaires ID staff, at one of our offices, or at your location with our mobile service.

How are results obtained and how long does it take?

The National Canadian Police Information Center can provide a fax or electronic copy of results to Commissionaires in as little as 48 hours after submission. Results can be obtained in person by the applicant by showing picture ID or they can be received by fax or sent to a third party if this is pre-arranged. The original copy of the results will be available about one week after submission.

Who needs a vulnerable sector check?

A vulnerable sector check is required by applicants working with the vulnerable sector including those working with children, the elderly and disabled. If you are involved with the vulnerable sector and are seeking a criminal record check, please go to your local police detachment.

Will results list actual offense details?

No. Criminal background check certificate results will show either ‘Approved’ or ‘Rejected’ and no details of offenses will be listed.

Is Commissionaires a government agency?

Commissionaires is not a government agency. Commissionaires is a not-for-profit organization employing former military and police as well as responsible citizens of all ages in rewarding careers.


Criminal Record Checks - PDF