Vulnerable Sector Check

Please note that you must reside in the South Simcoe Police Service jurisdiction area in order to have a Vulnerable Sector Check completed by this Service.

The vulnerable sector screening was established to provide screening of individuals who intend on working or volunteering with the vulnerable sector. A vulnerable person is defined as a person who, because of their age, a disability, or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent are (a) in a position of dependence on others or (b) are otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by a person in a position or authority or trust relative to them. This type of screening may be required for the following types of positions: teacher, social worker, taxi driver, day-care worker, sport coaches, etc.

This check is restricted to applicants seeking employment and/or volunteering in a position of authority or trust relative to vulnerable persons in Canada only. It is a collection of offence information, including convictions, outstanding warrants, charges, judicial orders and sexual offence convictions for which the individual has received a record suspension where authorized by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Non-conviction information shall be released only when it meets the Exceptional Disclosure Assessment.

South Simcoe Police will not provide Vulnerable Sector Screening background checks for applicants wishing to use it as part of an application process for either employment or volunteering or as part of an applicant’s resume.

**As legislated, under no circumstances can youth applicants obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check. Youth can only obtain a  Criminal Record Check or Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check IF volunteering or seeking employment with a Federal, Provincial or Municipal Government agency**

The Vulnerable Sector Check search may include the following information:

  • Criminal convictions from CPIC and/or local databases.
  • Summary convictions, for five years, when identified.
  • Findings of Guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act within the applicable disclosure period.
  • Outstanding entries, such as charges and warrants, judicial orders, Peace Bonds, Probation and Prohibition Orders. As per CPIC policy, information obtained from the Investigative Databank must be confirmed and authorized for release by the contributing agency.
  • Absolute and conditional discharges for 1 or 3 years respectively.
  • In very exceptional cases, where it meets the Exceptional Disclosure Assessment, non-conviction dispositions including, but not limited to, Withdrawn and Dismissed.
  • Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of Mental Disorder.
  • All record suspensions as authorized for release by the Minister of Public Safety

The Vulnerable Sector Check WILL NOT include:

  • Convictions under provincial statutes.
  • Local police contact.
  • Ministry of Transportation information (PARIS).
  • Special Interest Police (SIP) category of CPIC.
  • Family Court Restraining Orders.
  • Foreign information.
  • Any reference to incidents involving mental health contact.
  • Diversions will not be released as police contact and no reference to the occurrence is permitted (CC S. 717.4).
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) information beyond the applicable disclosure period.
  • Any reference to contagious diseases.

Who can apply?:

Anyone with appropriate identification and who resides within the South Simcoe boundaries can obtain a criminal background check from the South Simcoe Police.

Where to make the application:

You can obtain a Criminal background check by attending either at our North Division or South Division locations: (Address/Map)

You can print out this form and have it completed by your potential employer or volunteer organization prior to attending to pick up your application form. You will also be required to complete a Declaration of Criminal Record, and will be advised at the time of submitting your application if there is a further requirement to submit fingerprints to the RCMP.

Every applicant must submit their form in person and provide two (2) pieces of Government Issued Identification, one with a photo.  A visual identification of each applicant will be carried out.

A Health Card and Social Insurance Card are not accepted as valid Identification.  The following is a list of acceptable forms of photo identification and non photo identification

and must provide both the name and date of birth and / or address  of the applicant.

  • Driver’s Licence
  • Passport
  • Age of Majority Card (BYID)
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Firearms Licence (FAL, PAL, POL)
  • Government Employment Card
  • Health Card
  • Immigration Papers with photo
  • Indian Status Card
  • Military Employment Card
  • NEXUS card
  • Ontario Photo Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Student Card

How long will it take?

Processing time will take a minimum of one to three weeks, and you will be contacted when your response is ready to be picked up from either of our two locations.

Employment Fee: $45

Volunteer Fee: $20

Please note that the fee is non-refundable.

Payment will be taken at the time of application submission. Payments may only be made as such: Debit, VISA, Mastercard and exact cash

Contact Us at 905-775-3311 or 705-436-2141 Ext. 1992