Criminal background checks not so ‘clear’

Due diligence in hiring can return litany of responses from police, including ‘not clear,’ ‘incomplete’ and ‘confirmed’ – what does it all mean?

Prior to December 2009, obtaining an employee’s criminal record was relatively easy. With signed consent, the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) permitted accredited employment screening agencies to query the national criminal database on behalf of clients and returned complete information, including all criminal convictions and any results located in the pardoned sex offender database (commonly referred to as a vulnerable sector search).

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