Canadian Criminal Record Check
Standard Canadian Criminal Record Check (CRC)
A Standard Canadian CRC includes a search of the Canadian Police Information Centre (“CPIC”) database and locally held police information centers for criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted.
Enhanced Canadian Criminal Record Check (CRC)
An Enhanced Canadian CRC includes the results of a standard check, plus a search of the Police Information Portal (PIP).
Database
Standard CRC
Enhanced CRC
Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC)
Police Information Portal (PIP)
Firearms Interest Police (FIP)
Niche RMS
Enhanced Canadian CRC PIP Search List

Availability

This check is available in Canada
🇨🇦
and the US
🇺🇸
This check is available for a quickscreen
Canada
US
Industry
Availability
Endpoints
Human Resources
Yes
Property Management
No
  • Quickscreen
  • Invite
Industry
Availability
Endpoints
Human Resources
Yes
Property Management
No
  • Quickscreen
  • Invite

Parameters

Get your applicant's consent: Disclosure, RCMP consent

Request flag

Include one of these flags in the body of your request:

Invite parameters

To invite an applicant to complete a screen, include this parameter in the body of your request:
  • email
Applicants must go through identity verification to complete a Canadian CRC or an Enhanced Canadian CRC. Make sure to add an Identity Verification or an Enhanced Identity Verification before sending your request.
See all available Application parameters

Quickscreen parameters

To complete a quickscreen, include these parameters in the body of your request:
    • at least one of:
      • birth_city
      • birth_province_state
      • birth_country
    • gender
    • phone_number
    • addresses (min 1)
    • rcmp_consent_given
You also need your applicant to provide a full conviction history. Share the details through these fields:
When requesting a quickscreen for a Canadian CRC or an Enhanced Canadian CRC, you need to provide us with your applicant's proof of identification.
Add an Enhanced Identity Verification to your request to insure its completion.

Example request

The following example contains fields for an enhanced criminal record check.
Add an enhanced identity verification to your request before sending it.
{
"request_enhanced_criminal_record_check": true,
"email": "[email protected]",
"information": {
"first_name": "Andrew",
"last_name": "McLeod",
"date_of_birth": "1987-03-04",
"birth_city": "Victoria",
"birth_province_state": "BC",
"birth_country": "CA",
"gender": "M",
"phone_number": "250-555-5555",
"addresses": [{
"address": "4412 King Alfred Court",
"city": "Victoria",
"province_state": "BC",
"country": "CA"
}
],
"convictions": [{
"offense": "332",
"date_of_sentence": "2000-01-01",
"court_location": "Victoria, BC, Canada",
"description": "Robbery; Theft over $200"
}, {
"offense": "348",
"date_of_sentence": "2000-01-01",
"court_location": "Victoria, BC, Canada",
"description": "Break, enter, and theft"
}
],
"rcmp_consent_given": true
}
}

Report

Report field: rcmp_result

Test data

Send Canadian CRC requests with the following sets of data on our demo environment to retrieve our pre-filled reports.
Clear results
First name
Last name
Andrew
McLeod
Records found
First name
Last name
Will
Nettke

Errors

400 Bad Request

‌You may receive a 400 Bad Request if:‌
"request_enhanced_identity_verification": "This field is required."
"non_field_errors": "One of identity_verification or request_enhanced_identity_verification is required for criminal record checks."

How to fix this issue

Add the appropriate identity verification method before sending your request.
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