Background Checks

Crim­i­nal Back­ground Check (CPIC) – Same Day Ser­vice in Scar­bor­ough and Mississauga

In Canada, indi­vid­u­als may be required to have a crim­i­nal record check (also known as Back­ground Check, CPIC, Police Clear­ance, Crim­i­nal Back­ground Check, Police Clear­ance Cer­tifi­cate, Police Check, and Police Records Check) for employ­ment, vol­un­teer work, a school pro­gram, real estate licence, ware­house, taxi licence, truck­ing licence and other civil screen­ing purposes. 

A Crim­i­nal Record Check is a search based on individual’s name and date of birth, in the RCMP National Repos­i­tory of Crim­i­nal Records to deter­mine whether an indi­vid­ual has a crim­i­nal record. A Crim­i­nal Record Check may also include a search of a Cana­dian police service’s local records, which may reveal crim­i­nal record infor­ma­tion that has not been reported to the RCMP.


World­wide Foren­sic Ser­vices Inc. is under a Mem­o­ran­dum of Under­stand­ing with Cana­dian Police Ser­vice to pro­vide name and date of birth based police clear­ance (CPIC). The appli­ca­tions are processed through the Cana­dian Police Infor­ma­tion Cen­tre (CPIC) data­base and the results can be pro­vided as fast as in 3 hours.

We charge only $35.00 plus HST for the same day ser­vice. You can walk-in to our Scar­bor­ough or Mis­sis­sauga office with two pieces of ID and com­plete an appli­ca­tion form. We trans­mit that infor­ma­tion to the police ser­vice and the clear­ance let­ter is issued by the police on their let­ter head. You do not need to wait for two/three weeks for obtain­ing crim­i­nal back­ground check.

Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Required

At least one of the fol­low­ing pri­mary pieces of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion must be pro­vided, along with a sec­ondary I.D. that includes a signature:

  • Driver’s Licence (issued by Cana­dian province or territory)
  • For­eign Driver’s Licence
  • Cana­dian Passport
  • For­eign Passport
  • Cana­dian Cit­i­zen­ship Card
  • Per­ma­nent Res­i­dent (PR) Card
  • Cer­tifi­cate of Indian Status
  • Stu­dent Iden­tity Card from a For­eign Institute
  • Firearms Acqui­si­tion Cer­tifi­cate (FAC)
  • Cana­dian National Insti­tute of the Blind (CNIB) Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Card
  • Fed­eral, Provin­cial or Munic­i­pal Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Card
  • Mil­i­tary Fam­ily Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Cad (MFID).

Please be advised:

We do not offer vul­ner­a­ble sec­tor check screening.

We do not offer back­ground checks to indi­vid­u­als below the age 18 years.

Health Card (issued by a Cana­dian Province or ter­ri­tory) is not accept­able as a pri­mary piece of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. It is accept­able as a sec­ondary piece of identification.

The results are strictly con­fi­den­tial and are pro­vided to the appli­cant only, unless requested by the appli­cant by sign­ing a third party con­sent waiver.


Where I can get Police Back­ground Check in Toronto or Mississauga?

You can walk-in to one of our loca­tions in Scar­bor­ough and Mis­sis­sauga to obtain Back­ground Check in 3 hours. 

Is there any dif­fer­ence in the Police Cer­tifi­cate pro­vided by you and the Police Cer­tifi­cate pro­vided by the local Police?

There is no dif­fer­ence. We are an agent of the police ser­vices, and sub­mit your appli­ca­tion to the police. The police clear­ance cer­tifi­cate is issued by the police on their let­ter head.

How come you can pro­vide Police Clear­ance Cer­tifi­cate in 3 hours?

We are an agent of com­par­a­tively less busier police ser­vices. They are pretty fast in send­ing back the police clearance. 

I have a crim­i­nal record. Can I obtain a name and date of birth based (CPIC) police ref­er­ence check?

Your appli­ca­tion for name and date of birth based police clear­ance may end up in the police cer­tifi­cate ask­ing for sub­mis­sion of fin­ger­prints to the RCMP. You will loose the money paid for the CPIC.

I applied for a Police Crim­i­nal Record Check and my appli­ca­tion was returned ask­ing for sub­mis­sion of my fin­ger­prints to the RCMP. What should I do?

You can walk-in to one of our fin­ger­print­ing offices in Scar­bor­ough and Mis­sis­sauga. We will take your fin­ger­prints and elec­tron­i­cally trans­mit them to the RCMP

Do I need an appoint­ment? 

You do not need to make an appoint­ment.  Walk-ins are always welcome.

What do I need to bring with me for obtain­ing Police Clear­ance Certificate?

You are required to bring two pieces of accept­able iden­ti­fi­ca­tion (one of them must be a photo ID), and the appli­ca­tion fees. 

How do I get my results?

You can come back to pick-up the police cer­tifi­cate. We can also email its PDF version.

How CPIC Works?

Click here to read Toronto Star News Article.

Fin­ger­print Based Crim­i­nal Back­ground Check

Please visit our Fin­ger­print­ing Ser­vices page to get detailed information.

World­wide Foren­sic Ser­vices Inc., 55 Town Cen­tre Court, Suite 642, Toronto (Scar­bor­ough), Ontario, Canada M1P 4×4
World­wide Foren­sic Ser­vices Inc., 1090 Dun­das Street East, Suite 104, Mis­sis­sauga, Ontario, Canada L4Y 2B8