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Police Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check (PCRJMC)

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This check is intended for applicants who are seeking volunteer and/or employment with agencies who require a police criminal record check along with local police involvement, and other systems/records where authorized.









The Police Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check will include the following information:
  1. Criminal convictions from CPIC and/or local databases.
  2. Summary convictions (previous 5 years) when identified.
  3. Findings of guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act within the applicable disclosure period.
  4. Outstanding entries, such as charges and warrants (pending charges), judicial orders, Peace Bonds, Probation and Prohibition Orders.
  5. Absolute and conditional discharges (for 1 or 3 years respectively).

The Police Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check WILL NOT include:
  1. Convictions where a record suspension (formerly known as a pardon) has been granted.
  2. Convictions under provincial statutes.
  3. Local police contact.
  4. Ministry of Transportation information.
  5. Special Interest Police (SIP) category of CPIC.
  6. Family Court Restraining Orders.
  7. Youth Criminal Justice Act information beyond applicable disclosure period.
  8. Any reference to contagious diseases.
  9. Foreign information.
  10. A Vulnerable Sector (VS) query to ascertain if the applicant has been convicted of and granted a record suspension (pardon) for any of the sexual offences that are listed in the schedule to the Criminal Records Act.
  11. Any reference to incidents involving mental health contact.
  12. Diversions will not be released as police contact and no reference to the occurrence is permitted (CC S.717.4).
  13. Dispositions including, but not limited to Withdrawn, Dismissed and cases of Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of Mental Disorder.