A Canada Provincial search is similar to a County Level search in the USA. We dispatch a researcher to the Courthouse to "hand-search" the court records thereby providing 100% reporting accuracy. There are 10 Provinces and 3 Territories in Canada and the searches are paid for and performed per Province/Territory. This search takes 3 to 5 Business days to complete. Signed release is NOT required.
*** PLEASE NOTE: AT THIS TIME WE ARE UNABLE TO PROCESS ALBERTA COUNTY SEARCHES DUE TO A COURT LOCK DOWN. WE CAN ACCOMMODATE A STATEWIDE SEARCH.
The Canada Statewide CPIC check is similar to an Instant Criminal Database check here in the states. We perform a check through the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC). This check requires a specific signed release be filled out and signed. This search takes 24 to 48 hours to complete.
Information stored in local and provincial criminal records systems may or may not be found in the CPIC database. Since there is no legislation in place that requires local police to submit criminal information to CPIC (with the exception of the Young Offenders Act), the criminal records of the central system do not reflect the totality of records that exist.
We recommend the Provincial Search.