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Background Checks

Our work involves conducting background checks of individuals working with vulnerable clients* in Montréal, while respecting their right to privacy.

We also perform police verification for civil purposes (formerly requested to get a “certificate of good conduct”). Visit the Police verification for civil purposes section to find out the procedure to follow.

SERVICES AVAILABLE

The Module de vérification des antécédents provides various services:

Background checks – Memorandums of understanding 

Background checks – Services available for individuals 

Attention: The certified criminal record check service with fingerprints is not available. Please contact accredited fingerprinting companies by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The list of these companies is published online or is available on request sent to the following email address: CCRTIS-SCICTR@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

WHAT TYPE OF BACKGROUND CHECK DO I NEED?

For services that need to be performed at the service counter for the Module vérification d’antécédents at the SPVM, please call the phone number 514 280-0002, option 3, to schedule an appointment before coming to our offices.

Taxi, Uber, Eva driver living in Montréal 

Complete the criminal background check application and send it to us in line with the procedure.

Taxi, Uber, Eva driver living outside Montréal 

Contact your respective police department.

Uber Eats, Doordash driver, etc.

Police verifications for civil purposes to be completed at the service counter.

Employee, trainee or volunteer at a recognized daycare centre, CPE or home childcare provider

Complete the consent form provided by the daycare centre, CPE or coordinating office.

Employee, trainee, volunteer or resident at a non-recognized home childcare provider

Complete and have the form sworn that is available on the Ministère de la Famille website before coming to our offices.

Vulnerable sector volunteer/employee with a memorandum of understanding

Complete the consent form with the business/organization.

Vulnerable sector volunteer/employee without a memorandum of understanding

Complete the consent form at the service counter.

Volunteer/employee for all non-vulnerable clientele

Police veririfications for civil purposes to be completed at the service counter.

Teacher at a Québec school

Complete the form provided by the school or the school board.

Head of extracurricular activities at a Québec school

Complete the form provided by the school or the school board.

Employee of an out-of-school childcare service in Québec

Complete the form provided by the school or the school board.

Special permit for a potentially dangerous dog

Complete the consent form at the service counter.

Case file destruction

Complete the case file destruction form and send it by mail to the Section Destruction de dossier at the SPVM.

Fingerprinting for a record suspension application

Accredited fingerprinting companies by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

Please contact accredited fingerprinting companies by the RCMP. The list of these companies is published online or is available on request sent to the following email address: CCRTIS-SCICTR@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Local police records check for a record suspension application

Complete the form and send it by mail to the Section des équipes en renseignement spécialisé at the SPVM.

Any immigration/citizenship/visa/permanent residence application in a foreign country

 

Accredited fingerprinting companies by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

Please contact accredited fingerprinting companies by the RCMP. The list of these companies is published online or is available on request sent to the following email address: CCRTIS-SCICTR@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

To submit fingerprints from outside Canada

Visit the website
Steps for getting a certified criminal record check | Royal Canadian Mounted Police (rcmp-grc.gc.ca)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General questions

Can you process my application for a background check urgently?

Unfortunately, no application will be processed urgently out of respect for all our clients.

I am currently abroad and I have been asked to get a vulnerable sector check for a position working with vulnerable persons. What should I do?

For information, please visit the website for the Steps for getting a certified criminal record check | Royal Canadian Mounted Police (rcmp-grc.gc.ca)

What is the validity of the result of a vulnerable sector check and police verification for civil purposes?

With the exception of childcare services (daycare centre, CPE, recognized or non-recognized home childcare service), the business and/or organization requiring the check will decide its validity.

Questions about daycare centres and CPEs

I have been advised to go to the service counter to complete an impediment check application

No, please do come to our service counter. You should complete the consent form with the relevant daycare centre, coordinating office and/or CPE. They are responsible for forwarding the forms to us.

* Please note that all daycare centres with six or more children are required to sign a memorandum of understanding with their local police department for where they are based (Ministère de la Famille directive).

I provide a home childcare service which is not recognized by the Ministère de la Famille. What should I do?

Visit the Background checks - Services available for individuals in the Non-recognized home childcare providers section.

What should I do if I have six or more children in my home childcare service?

You should contact the local coordinating office for your childcare service that will provide you with an impediment check application, which you should complete along with each adult living at the residence where the childcare services are provided.

What should I do to get a copy of a consent, an attestation establishing that no impediment exists or an attestation confirming that no judicial matters exist?

  1. If you are the person who underwent a background check, you should come to our service counter, by appointment, to complete the form in our offices, A $16 per copy will be charged.

  2. If you have signed a memorandum of understanding with the SPVM, you should complete the Copy request form and send it by mail to this address:

    Module Vérification d’antécédents

    Service de police de la Ville de Montréal
    1441, rue Saint-Urbain
    Rez-de-chaussée
    Montréal, Québec H2X 2M6

    with a cheque for $16 per copy, payable to Ville de Montréal, or you can come to our service counter, by appointment only, by calling 514 280-0002, to complete the form.

    The processing time may take up to 30 days after receiving your request.

I want to buy a daycare centre, what should I do?

For this type of information, please contact the Ministère de la Famille.

What is the validity of an attestation establishing that no impediment exists?

An attestation establishing that no impediment exists is valid for three years.


* Definition: Vulnerable persons

A “vulnerable person” means a person who, because of his or her age, a disability or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent:

  • is in a position of dependency on others; or
  • is otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by a person in a position of trust or authority towards them.