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 works with local police precincts all across Canada and partner affiliates to obtain VSS Checks for client candidates. JCR complies with Canadian and Provincial privacy policies with regards to obtaining private and sensitive information such as that obtained in a VSS Check.