What is it?

The Criminal Record and Judicial Matters check is a collection of offence information (including convictions, outstanding warrants, charges, and judicial orders) available from a local police agency's records management system and other systems/records where authorized.

This check is NOT intended for applicants who are seeking to volunteer and/or to be employed with vulnerable persons.

A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check will include:

  • Criminal convictions from CPIC and/or local databases.
  • Outstanding entries, such as charges and warrants, judicial orders, probation and prohibition orders, in accordance with CPIC policy.
  • Absolute and conditional discharges within the applicable disclosure period.
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act findings of guilt will be released only for applications to government institutions/organizations.

A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check will not include:

  • Convictions where a pardon/record suspension has been granted.
  • Convictions under provincial statutes.
  • Local Police Contact(s).
  • Family Court restraining orders
  • Dispositions including, but not limited to, withdrawn, dismissed, and cases of not criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder.
  • 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 the applicable disclosure period.
  • Diversions.
  • Any reference to incidents involving mental health contact.

For more information about the Ontario’s legislation on Record Checks, please see the Police Record Checks Reform Act.