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.

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

All locations $38.05*

(*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.

At the present time, the application can only be completed in person at one of our ID Services locations.

The National Canadian Police Information Center can provide an 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 photo ID. The original copy of the results will be available approximately after 48-72 hours.

No. Vulnerable Sector Checks must originate with your local police detachment as a check must be made of any records at your local police department. Commissionaires can perform the digital fingerprinting when accompanied by a letter from your local police, if they do not have this capability.

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, please go to your local police detachment.

Name and date of birth criminal record check results will show either ‘Approved’ or ‘Rejected’ and no details of offences will be listed. A certified criminal record check conducted from fingerprints provides a summary list of all offences on record with the RCMP.

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.