Best Practice Guidelines For Screening Volunteers

There are times when volunteering is treated, for some reason, as less important than careers. That makes sense to a certain degree – volunteers are, by definition, not making a living off of their work. As such, there can be something of a “take who you can...

Can A Criminal Record Affect Adoption?

Adoption in Canada is complicated. There’s an extremely good reason for that: It’s in everyone’s best interests to protect children and ensure that they live in households that will nurture their growth and help them develop into their best selves. As such, the...

How Long Does A Criminal Record Last In Canada?

The rules and regulations regarding criminal record retention in Canada are complex and multifaceted. When an individual has a criminal record, it can be difficult for them to volunteer, find meaningful employment, or leave the country. Without taking action to be...

Cannabis Security Clearances In Canada

Cannabis is legal in Canada, but with legalization came rules. The cannabis industry is heavily regulated – this includes limits on how cannabis and cannabis products can be advertised, the amount of cannabis that can be purchased and carried, how much cannabis...

Fingerprint VS. Name-Based Background Checks

When performing criminal background checks, there are two options for searching the RCMP’s database. You can use a person’s name and date of birth, or you can use their fingerprints. These two different types of criminal record checks both have their advantages. In...

How Long Will It Take To Get Canadian Citizenship After Fingerprinting

The citizenship process can be long. Most of the time, when you’re applying for Canadian citizenship, there’s no need to provide biometrics like fingerprints. You may, however, receive a letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) with a request...