Criminal record checks

Do you need a criminal record check?

Commissionaires Victoria, the Islands and Yukon offer fast, easy and convenient service. We use the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) which checks for criminal records through a secure computerized information system operated by the RCMP.

  • Typical record checks are conducted using your name and date of birth, but some situations may require fingerprints to be taken. Please check with our attending staff regarding fingerprinting details.
  • CPIC checks are fast, convenient, and compliant with Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and Canadian privacy and human rights legislation.
  • We can provide CPIC results within 1 hour.

*Please note that the CPIC Advisory Board has recently directed that police clearances requiring a Vulnerable Sector Search can only be provided directly by the police department in the community you reside in.

If you’re looking to complete a criminal record check, schedule your appointment online today!

Option 1: Online Electronic Criminal Record Checks

Start your electronic criminal record check, here. 

Cost: $55.00 plus GST

Click on the link above to start your criminal record check. You will be asked to submit the information required and pay via credit card or PayPal. To verify your identity, Electronic ID Verification (eIV) will ask you specific questions about your credit history.

If you have no criminal record, it generally takes 1 hour to process your criminal record check. Once processed, you will receive your results by email.
Processing time for online for electronic criminal record checks:

Criminal record checks using name and date of birth are processed within the hour between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST Monday to Friday, excluding holidays.

This process is intended for persons living and working in Canada. If you are currently living outside of Canada please confirm if you require a name and date of birth based record check or an RCMP certified fingerprint based record check. CRC is a name and date of birth check only. If you require a fingerprint-based criminal record check while you are living overseas please contact us via email.

Option 2: Visit our office

If you’re looking to complete a criminal record check, schedule your appointment online today!

Cost: $63.00

Location: 928 Cloverdale Avenue, Victoria, BC
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Appointments are necessary and can be made online.

Method of Payment: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, or Debit.

What to Bring: 2 pieces of current government identification, 1 of which must have a photograph.

What You'll Need...

What you'll need...

Government issued photo identification:

  • Drivers licence (issue by Canadian province or territory)
  • Foreign Driver’s Licence
  • Canadian Passport
  • Foreign Passport
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • International Student Identity Card
  • Firearms Acquisition Certificate (FAC)
  • Canadian National Institute of the Blind (CNIB) Identification Card
  • Federal, Provincial or Municipal employee Identification Card
  • Military Family Identification Card (MFID)

Secondary piece of identification:

  • BC Care Card
  • Age of Majority Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Municipal Chauffeur Permits
  • Immigration Papers
  • Immigration Identification
  • Provincial Identification Card

Please Note: The BC Drivers License and Services card is considered 1 piece of identification.

If there is no record of any conviction in Canada, the form is returned indicating there was no record. If there appears to be a criminal record because of a similar name and birth date, then your fingerprints will be required to determine if it is you.


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