Commissionaires Great Lakes performs criminal record checks (also referred to as police checks, police certificates, CPICs, criminal background checks and police clearances) for a wide variety of needs.

Criminal record checks can be obtained using either your full name and date of birth or via our fingerprinting services. In order to obtain a certified record check, fingerprint submission is required. When a name and date of birth check matches another individual, fingerprints will be required to verify your identity.

Prior to booking an appointment, please confirm that you are not required to obtain the Criminal Record Check from the Police nearest your home as some stations, such as the Toronto Police Services, have very specific requirements as to how (CPICs) can be obtained from them.

In Ontario there are currently multiple different levels of Criminal Record Checks. The basic Criminal Record Check, or a (CPIC) Level 1, is the basic check and will use your information for a basic search for criminal convictions. The more advanced check, also known as a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (or CRJMC) is what we call a (CPIC) Level 2 and covers not only everything from Level 1 but will also include outstanding entries, such as charges and warrants, judicial orders, Peace Bonds, Probation and Prohibition Orders.

Note that a Vulnerable Sector Check (or VSC) is a Level 3 and is discussed separately under Vulnerable Sector Checks.

Note that we also do Background Checks which are NOT the same as a Criminal Record Check and are discussed separately under Employee Background Screening and Landlord Tenant Screening.

Criminal record checks may be required for:

  • Employment or pre-employment screening, security clearance, controlled goods
  • Citizenship, work visa, permanent residency and immigration applications
  • Adoption applications
  • Record suspensions (pardons) and US Entry Waivers
  • Security guard licenses
  • Medicinal marijuana licensed producers
  • Vulnerable sector applications

Applicants must bring two pieces of valid, current government-issued identification, and one must be a photo ID. It is recommended that applicants bring with them a letter or file number from the requesting source, if applicable.

  • 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

Applicants working with the vulnerable sector including those working with children, the elderly and disabled require a Vulnerable Sector Check. If you are involved with the vulnerable sector and are seeking a criminal record check, you must first go to your local police detachment.  The RCMP website has an excellent resource to help you determine when you might need a vunerable sector check –

Note that many police services may require a document from your employer or volunteer organization requesting the check.

As part of getting a vunerable sector check, you may be asked to have (RCMP) digital fingerprints taken. These may be booked thru us but you MUST bring the referral request from the police service.


All locations – (CPIC) Level 1 – $55.00 + HST

All locations – (CPIC) Level 2/CRJMC – $55.00 + HST

All locations – (CPIC) Level 3/VSC Digital Fingerprinting – see

(*prices exclusive of tax)


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

Yes. The following link will take you to our National website where you can review the FAQ and requirements for online submissions. Go to and then after reviewing the information on the page, click the Orange “Start your electronic Criminal Record Check (CRC)” button.

Using Triton Canada Inc, we can provide an electronic copy of the results to you in as little as 10-30 minutes after submission. Results will be provided to the applicant in office or you can elect to receive the results by email.

Name and date of birth criminal record check results will show either ‘Approved’ or ‘Rejected’ or ‘Criminal Record as Disclosed-Confirmed’. Details of offences will not be listed. The applicant should then provide a copy of offences that was disclosed. If offences do not match, results will be returned incomplete and fingerprints will be required.

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