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What is and is not included in Criminal Record Checks

When a Criminal Record Check is issued by RCMP, the following will be included on the certificate:

  • Any criminal convictions from Canadian Police Information Center (CPIC) and local databases;

  • Summary convictions which are the least serious kind of criminal offence under Canada’s Criminal Code which is also known as a “petty crime” in the past five years, when identified;

  • Findings of guilt which have been proven at a trial that an accused committed a criminal offence under the Youth Criminal Justice Act within the applicable disclosure period.


The following will not be included in the Criminal Record Check certificate:

  • Outstanding charges and warrants;

  • Absolute and conditional discharges, in which the finding of guilt is made but no conviction is registered;

  • Current judicial orders including Peace Bonds, Pronation and Prohibition orders under the Criminal Code of Canada;

  • Convictions which have been pardoned and a record suspension has been granted;

  • Convictions under provincial statutes;

  • Local contact(s) with the police;

  • Ministry of Transportation information (PARIS);

  • Special Interest Police (SIP) category of CPIC;

  • Restraining orders from family courts;

  • Any foreign information;

  • Any incidents that involve a mental health incident contact;

  • Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) with information beyond the applicable disclosure period;

  • Diversions will not be released as police contact and no reference to the occurrence is permitted (CC S. 717.4).





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