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Background checks - Services available for individuals

Background check services are available to Montréal residents or at the request of a Montréal employer/organization which does not have a memorandum of understanding with the SPVM:

VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK

Available to Montréal residents or at the request of a Montréal employer/organization.

Background check for an individual wishing to work with 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.

Any person who may be required to work with vulnerable persons should undergo a background check in view of a duty of care*.

The vulnerable sector covers

  • Any conviction or charge for a crime that is incompatible with the position held or applied for;
  • Any existing court order;
  • Any conviction for an offence pursuant to appendix 2 of the Criminal Records Act, L.R.C (1985), c. C-47, in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered.
  • Any misconduct or information giving rise to fear that the candidate’s past or current conduct poses a risk to the bodily or mental safety of the vulnerable persons with whom they may be required to work.

Fees: $108 payable in cash, by credit or debit card.

WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO BRING

Service counter

The service counter is by appointment only. Please contact us before coming to our offices.

To schedule an appointment, please contact us by phone at 514 280-0002 or by email protocoles.entente@spvm.qc.ca.

Please leave a phone number where we can contact you from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, Monday to Friday.

The service counter is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday, and is closed on public holidays.

Module Vérification d’antécédents

Service de police de la Ville de Montréal
1441, rue Saint-Urbain
Rez-de-chaussée
Montréal, Québec H2X 2M6
Telephone: 514-280-0002
Email: protocoles.entente@spvm.qc.ca

Pieces of ID

You should bring two valid pieces of ID, including at least one photo ID and one ID with a valid address.

Accepted pieces of ID: Canadian driver’s licence, Canadian health insurance card, birth certificate, permanent resident card, citizenship card, passport, official immigration document or refugee status attestation document.

Unless a valid address appears on one of the ID cards, proof of residence will be required: photocopy of the lease, bill or statement of account from a telephone, electricity or cable TV company, or school or municipal tax bill on which the person’s name and address appear.

JOBS OUTSIDE CANADA

Please note that according to the rules of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), it is only possible to conduct vulnerable sector checks for jobs in Canada.

The SPVM, even via partner organizations, is not authorized to conduct vulnerable sector checks for jobs outside Canada even if the request is made by a Canadian organization,


 

* Definition: Duty of care

Legal principle which identifies the obligations of individuals and organizations to take reasonable measure to care for and to protect their clients to an appropriate level or standard. If the clients are vulnerable, if they cannot protect, defend, or assert themselves, permanently or temporarily, because of age, disability, or circumstances, then that duty becomes more intense and the standard higher (Source: The Screening Handbook 2012 Edition, Public Safety Canada)

POLICE VERIFICATION FOR CIVIL PURPOSES (FORMERLY REQUESTED TO GET A “CERTIFICATE OF GOOD CONDUCT”)

Available to Montréal residents or at the request of a Montréal employer/organization.

This check is done using name and date of birth, and no fingerprints are taken.

This police verification covers

  • Any conviction or charge for a crime;
  • Any existing court order.

A police verification for civil purposes may be requested for the following reasons:

  • Job / lorry driver;
  • Job / meal delivery person (Uber Eats, Doordash, etc.);
  • Québec bar (to practice as a lawyer);
  • Job / Cleaner;
  • Job / Driving instructor;
  • Job / Certification for transportation of controlled goods;
  • Register a business on the Québec Entreprise Register;
  • Any job excluding those connected to vulnerable persons.

Fees: $108 payable in cash, by credit or debit card.

WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO BRING

Service counter

The service counter is by appointment only. Please contact us before coming to our offices.

To schedule an appointment, please contact us by phone at 514 280-0002 or by email protocoles.entente@spvm.qc.ca.

Please leave a phone number where we can contact you from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, Monday to Friday.

The service counter is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday, and is closed on public holidays.

Module Vérification d’antécédents

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

Telephone: 514-280-0002
Email: protocoles.entente@spvm.qc.ca

Pieces of ID

You should bring two valid pieces of ID, including at least one photo ID and one ID with a valid address.

Accepted pieces of ID: Canadian driver’s licence, Canadian health insurance card, birth certificate, permanent resident card, citizenship card, passport, official immigration document or refugee status attestation document. 

Unless a valid address appears on one of the ID cards, proof of residence will be required: photocopy of the lease, bill or statement of account from a telephone, electricity or cable TV company, or school or municipal tax bill on which the person’s name and address appear.

Judicial record for remunerated passenger transportation by automobile

These checks are only available to Montréal residents.

Candidates living outside Montréal should contact their local police department for where they live.

STEP 1

Please complete sections 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 of the form in clearly legible writing. Do not complete section 3 – Criminal background check application.

Pay close attention to section 6 (payment) where each field must be completed:

  • The name of the person authorizing the payment
  • The name of the credit cardholder
  • The cardholder’s handwritten signature

STEP 2

Print and sign the form in section 5 (consent) and section 6 (payment). The signature must be by hand. No electronic signature will be accepted.

A fee of $75,75 payable by credit card will be charged to process your application.

STEP 3

Digitize two valid pieces of identity issued by a government including a photo, date of birth and signature.

For example: driver’s licence, health insurance card, passport or citizenship card.

Digital copies must be in colour and easily legible.

STEP 4

Send your application to us by email at the following address: verification.saaq@spvm.qc.ca

The result of the judicial record will be sent to you by mail to the address provided in section 1 of your application.

Any incomplete or illegible application will be returned.

If you have any questions, please leave us a message at 514 280-0002 option 3, during hours of operation from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, except on public holidays.

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK TO GET A SPECIAL PERMIT FOR A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DOG

To get a special permit for a potentially dangerous dog, the dog owner must provide:

  • A certificate indicating that no criminal record exists (or equivalent) issued by a Canadian police force or an agency accredited or certified by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

OR

  • If you do have a criminal record, a certificate issued by the SPVM declaring that the person has not been convicted of an offence pursuant to appendices 1 and 2 of the By-law concerning domestic animals.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD, you can request a certificate indicating that no criminal record exists issued by an agency accredited or certified by the RCMP.

To obtain this list, please contact the RCMP at the following email address: CCRTIS-SCICTR@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

IF YOU HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD, you should come to our service counter, by appointment only, to obtain a certificate, if your application satisfies the required conditions.

Fees: $108 payable in cash, by credit or debit card.

WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO BRING

Service counter

The service counter is by appointment only. Please contact us before coming to our offices.

To schedule an appointment, please contact us by phone at 514 280-0002 or by email protocoles.entente@spvm.qc.ca.

Please leave a phone number where we can contact you from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, Monday to Friday.

The service counter is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday, and is closed on public holidays.

Module Vérification d’antécédents

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

Telephone: 514-280-0002
Email: protocoles.entente@spvm.qc.ca

Pieces of ID

You should bring two valid pieces of ID, including at least one photo ID and one ID with a valid address.

Accepted pieces of ID: Canadian driver’s licence, Canadian health insurance card, birth certificate, permanent resident card, citizenship card, passport, official immigration document or refugee status attestation document.

Unless a valid address appears on one of the ID cards, proof of residence will be required: photocopy of the lease, bill or statement of account from a telephone, electricity or cable TV company, or school or municipal tax bill on which the person’s name and address appear.

NON-RECOGNIZED HOME CHILDCARE PROVIDERS

Please visit Ministère de la Famille website to find out the measures to take to comply with the obligations applicable since September 1, 2019.

Make sure that you follow the steps set out on page 9 Guide à l’intention des personnes non reconnues qui fournissent des services de garde en milieu familial [Handbook for non-recognized home childcare providers] to get an attestation establishing that no impediment exists.

When the consent form for the impediment check (for yourself and each adult living in the residence) has been completed, signed and certified, you can come to our service counter, by appointment only, to submit it to us.

If you choose to provide home childcare services in a residence other than your own, you should get attestations establishing that no impediment exists for each adult living there, in addition to your attestation, even if these persons are never present when the services are provided.

The address of the residence where the home childcare services are provided must be located in the territory served by the SPVM.

Fees: $108 payable in cash, by credit or debit card.

WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO BRING

Service counter

The service counter is by appointment only. Please contact us before coming to our offices.

To schedule an appointment, please contact us by phone at 514 280-0002 or by email protocoles.entente@spvm.qc.ca.

Please leave a phone number where we can contact you from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, Monday to Friday.

The service counter is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday, and is closed on public holidays.

Module Vérification d’antécédents

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

Telephone: 514-280-0002
Email: protocoles.entente@spvm.qc.ca

Pieces of ID

You should bring two valid pieces of ID, including at least one photo ID and one ID with a valid address.

Accepted pieces of ID: Canadian driver’s licence, Canadian health insurance card, birth certificate, permanent resident card, citizenship card, passport, official immigration document or refugee status attestation document.

Unless a valid address appears on one of the ID cards, proof of residence will be required: photocopy of the lease, bill or statement of account from a telephone, electricity or cable TV company, or school or municipal tax bill on which the person’s name and address appear.