Criminal Background Check

Parry Sound-Muskoka Digital Fingerprinting is a certified, accredited RCMP agency authorized to perform background checks based solely on an individual’s name and date of birth.

The search is conducted within the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records to determine whether the individual has a criminal record.

The most common reason for a named based criminal background check is for ‘employment purposes.’ It should be noted that if another person’s name, gender and/or date of birth in the Canadian Police Information Centre ( CPIC ) is identical or similar to your name, gender and date of birth; then you will be requested to submit fingerprints. This request is done for the protection of you and should not be construed as an accusation of a criminal record. If however, you have been fingerprinted in Canada by any police agency, for a criminal offence, at any time and you never applied for and received a Canadian pardon, then your criminal record file is still present and therefore you should submit fingerprints initially to expedite the process.

These checks can be conducted within a 48 hour period, with the results being emailed to Parry Sound-Muskoka Digital Fingerprinting. Once the results are received, we can either mail them to your residence or arrange a pickup date from our office. Alternatively, we can email the results, in an attachment, to your confirmed email address. All results are strictly confidential and can only be released to another person or employer if consent is given by way of signing a third party waiver.

Any individual wishing this type of background check, must attend in person and bring with him/her valid identification.

Acceptable Identification:

You should bring two pieces of valid government issued identification and one must be photo ID. The following are types of acceptable identification.

  • Passport
  • Driver’s Licence
  • Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Certificate of Live Birth
  • Nexus Card
  • Ontario Identification Card
  • Firearms Acquisition Certificate