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Why business owners should carry out fingerprint based criminal record checks.

The Ministerial Directive on the Release of Criminal Records allows for the disclosure of criminal records for employment purposes. All criminal records maintained in the national repository are certified to fingerprints when a person has been charged with a criminal offence.

The true means by determining if a criminal record exists for a person is by way of fingerprint comparison. A criminal record verification is a fast and convenient tool at your disposal to help in the selection process for new or potential employees.

While the existence of a criminal record should not be used as the sole determining factor in deciding a person’s suitability for employment, it is an additional resource at your disposal to aid in the hiring process.

Using the subject line, Business Owner Request, email us at to learn how you can begin obtaining disclosure of criminal records for employment purposes, or call 613-702-0491.