Vulnerable Sector Check

What is it?

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.

You must be a current resident within the city limits of Guelph and have proof of that address to request this record check.

A Vulnerable Sector Check will include:

  • Criminal convictions from CPIC and/or local databases.
  • Summary convictions from CPIC and/or local databases.
  • Outstanding entries, such as charges and warrants, judicial orders, peace bonds, probation and prohibition orders, as per CPIC policy.
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act findings of guilt will be released on applications to government institutions/organizations. 
  • Absolute and conditional discharges from local police held databases.
  • In exceptional cases, where it meets the Public Safety Test, non-conviction dispositions including, but not limited to, Withdrawn and Dismissed.
  • All record suspensions as authorized for release by the Minister of Public Safety.
  • Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of Mental Disorder.

Due to changes in RCMP query procedures, the Vulnerable Sector portion of a police check may require having your fingerprints taken.  If this is the case, you will receive a notification from us.  The VS query uses your date of birth and your gender only, no name. If this is required, you will need to attend to the station for fingerprints.

For further information regarding Vulnerable Sector checks, please check the RCMP website. 

A Vulnerable Sector Check will not include:

  • Convictions under provincial statutes.
  • Local police contact
  • Family court Restraining Orders
  • Ministry of Transportation information.
  • Suspect information that would hinder an ongoing investigation or where the suspect has not been contacted.
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) charges or information beyond applicable disclosure period.
  • Foreign information.
  • Any reference regarding mental health.
  • Any reference to contagious diseases.