A standard Canadian Criminal Record Check does not include a search of the Pardoned Sex Offenders Registry, generally referred to as a Vulnerable Sector Search. This type of record is done on candidates who may be working with children or vulnerable persons, such as those with disabilities, or the elderly. Vulnerable Sector Checks are used to verify if an individual has a record suspension (formerly pardon) for sex offences. Sectors where this search is recommended would include: healthcare environments, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and sport and recreation centres to name a few.
Vulnerable sector checks were created in 2000 to protect children and vulnerable persons and is governed by section 6.3(3) of the Criminal Records Act. Policies and procedures related to vulnerable sector checks can be found in the Dissemination of Criminal Record Information policy and the Ministerial Directive Concerning the Release of Criminal Record Information by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
JUST Checking Resources Inc. can conduct Vulnerable Sector Checks by having your candidate(s) visit one of our fingerprinting office affiliates. These office locations are as follows:
- Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Montreal North, Quebec
- Montreal Downtown, Quebec
- Kingston, Ontario
- Toronto, Ontario
- Scarborough, Ontario
- Ajax, Ontario
- Ottawa East, Ontario
- Ottawa Downtown, Ontario
- Kanata, Ontario
If your candidate does not reside near one of our fingerprinting affiliates, they will have to go visit a local police precinct to have a VSS conducted. If you are a client that is a part of our Fully Managed Services Program, we can direct your candidates on how to have these checks completed within their local legal jurisdiction. As well, these checks must be requested by the client (hiring company), and we can direct and inform our clients on how to create the appropriate consent form, and how to request a VSS.
The results of a VSS will go directly to the client (hiring company.) JUST Checking Resources Inc. does not verify/view/transmit results after they have been transmitted from the police authority or one of our fingerprinting affiliates, to the client (hiring company.)
JUST Checking Resourecs Inc., and partner affiliates, complies with Canadian and Provincial privacy policies and will assist our clients in the proper steps of obtaining these records.