Police Information Checks
You must be a resident of North Vancouver to obtain a Police Information Check (PIC) from the North Vancouver RCMP. If you do not reside in North Vancouver, you must attend the police office in your home community.
If you reside outside of Canada and require a Police Information Check please click here.
If you require a Police Information Check (PIC) for a job or volunteer position in Canada, please come to the Front Counter of the main detachment. No appointment is necessary.
NotePIC’s are not for personal use and are to be used for volunteer or paid work within Canada. You must have a request from your prospective employer or volunteer agency.
- PIC services are provided during all hours the Front Desk is open.
- The fee for a PIC is $58.70 and is payable by cash, Interac, Visa or MasterCard.
- You will need two pieces of government issued identification (one photo ID) and proof of your current address in North Vancouver. Please note BC Care Cards and Social Insurance Cards are no longer forms of ID and will not be accepted. The new BC Services Card is acceptable
- PIC’s are typically completed while you wait, however, processing times may vary.
Volunteer PIC’s are free of charge. You will be required to bring in a current volunteer letter from the agency requesting the check that verifies your PIC is for a volunteer position.
Vulnerable Sector Check
If you will be working or volunteering with vulnerable members of society such as children, the elderly, or persons with disabilities, you may need to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check. This check is done in conjunction with your Police Information Check. Vulnerable Sector Checks are designed to protect vulnerable Canadians.
A Vulnerable Sector Check is initiated by the police in the jurisdiction where you live. Not all paid or volunteer positions require this type of check. Your prospective employer or organization should tell you if you require a Vulnerable Sector Check. Examples of positions that may require a Vulnerable Sector Check include teachers, social workers, daycare workers, nurses, and children’s sports coaches.
The police will use the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) system as well as their own database to conduct a background search based on your name, gender, and date of birth. If your gender and date of birth match to a pardoned sex offender record, you will be asked to provide fingerprints to confirm your identity. Be assured that:
- This is not an accusation of criminality; prints are used to confirm your identity only;
- Your fingerprints will be destroyed after 90 days.
- Click here for more information on Vulnerable Sector Checks.
- Click here to see if you are required to pay a $25 processing fee for fingerprinting.
- You will be required to provide a letter from the agency you are working/volunteering for that clearly states they require a
Vulnerable Sector Checkin order for your PIC to be processed.
- Vulnerable Sector Checks will not be conducted on anyone younger than 18 years of age.
- Fingerprinting is done Monday to Friday between 10am and 6pm only.
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