Criminal Record Checks

If you are a licensed worker in the CPD, you are required to have a current criminal record check in your personnel file at the District Office. A criminal record check should:

  • be completed through your local RCMP or police detachment
  • include a vulnerable sector check
  • be submitted to the District Office once complete
  • be completed every 3 years

Please note that criminal record checks completed through other sources such as myBackCheck or the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) will not be accepted due to the following reasons:

  • Criminal record checks completed thorough myBackCheck are not as thorough as those completed through the RCMP or your local police.
  • The Ministry of Justice itself has recommended to us that all official workers go through the RCMP or their local police for a criminal record check.
  • While CRRP checks are as thorough as those done through the RCMP or local police, they do not disclose as much information as RCMP and local police checks do.
  • While each church may determine how they screen volunteers, paid leaders should be examples in trustworthiness and transparency and as such, a more thorough check sets a higher standard.

If you have any questions about criminal record checks, please contact the District Office.