Edmonton Fingerprinting Services is a division of Check Made Easy Inc., and we are accredited by the Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS) branch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to provide fingerprint-based Criminal History Checks.
In addition, we also provide name-based criminal record check/police clearance, and traditional ink & roll fingerprinting to obtain police certificate/criminal record checks from foreign countries.
For applicants living outside of Canada, we are accredited to digitize inked fingerprints to digital fingerprints and submit to the RCMP electronically to obtain a certified criminal record check/police certificate from the RCMP.
We provide fingerprinting services for all non-criminal purposes, for instance:
- Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
- Immigration to Canada or other countries
- Canadian Citizenship
- Employment– Federal, Provincial, Municipal, Private Industry, Canadian Police Forces
- Adoptions– Canadian and International
- Foreign Travel– U.S. Waiver, Visas, Border Crossing
- Record Suspension (Pardon) applications
- Fingerprinting services for Health Canada
- Fingerprinting for government contracts and license
- Volunteer work
- Licensed ACMPR (Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations) Producer
- To obtain a copy of pardoned criminal record
- Fingerprinting Services for obtaining police clearance certificates from the courtiers such as USA, Hong Kong, UK, Singapore, Philippines, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and all other countries requiring fingerprints for issuing police clearance certificate
- Request made under the Privacy Act
- Fingerprinting services for the ICCRC Exam/Licensing
- Fingerprinting for Nursing Boards
- Certified Criminal Record Check for Real Estate Licensing
- Certified Criminal Record Check for Mortgage Broker Licensing
- Certified Criminal Record Check for Property Management Licensing
- All other non-criminal purposes.
We also provide fingerprinting services for obtaining:
Criminal History record from the USA
Certificate of Good Conduct from the UAE
Police Clearance from Barbados
Police Clearance from British Virgin Island
Police Clearance from Dominica
Police Certificate from Egypt
Police Certificate from Ethiopia
Police Clearance from Grenada
Police Certificate from Haiti
Certificate of No Criminal Conviction (CNCC) from Hong Kong
Police Certificate from Jamaica
Police Certificate from Mexico
Police Certificate from Nigeria
Police Certificate from Qatar
Certificate of Clearance from Singapore
Police Certificate from Sr. Lucia
Police Clearance from St. Vincent
Police Certificate from Trinidad and Tobago
All other countries requiring fingerprints.
Fingerprints based criminal record checks in Canada can only be searched by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and the Police Certificate or Police Clearance will be issued by RCMP directly. Local police stations do not issue such a certificate. As an RCMP accredited agency, our role is same as local police stations, we capture your fingerprints electronically and submit them to the RCMP directly, and RCMP will process your fingerprints application.
Therefore, whether your fingerprints are captured by us or Edmonton Police Service, you or your designated agency will receive exactly same Police Certificate/Clearance report from RCMP.
However, we do not provide Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check, and it can only be done at a local police station. Because a Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check will also include a check of local police records to determine the existence of a pattern of behavior that may result in harm to vulnerable persons.
No, we do NOT provide Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check, and it can only be done at a local police station. Because a Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check will also include a check of local police records to determine the existence of a pattern of behavior that may result in harm to vulnerable persons. A Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check is required when the applicant will be in a position of trust or authority of children under 18 years of age, the elderly or the disabled. A position of trust or authority must be more than the opportunity for casual contact.
Who is a vulnerable person?
A vulnerable person is defined as a person who, because of their age, disability, or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent, are (a) in a position of dependence on others or (b) are otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by a person in a position or authority or trust relative to them.
The short answer is YES!
We provide both fingerprint based criminal record check and name based criminal record check (CPIC) upon your request. The fingerprints based criminal record check is Certified Criminal Record Check, and the results are issued by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
You must provide two pieces of valid government issued identification, at least one of which must be photo ID.
The following types of identification are acceptable:
- Driver’s License
- Birth Certificate
- Canadian Citizenship Card or Certificate
- Permanent Resident Card
- Certificate of Indian Status
- Immigration Documents (Study Permit, Work Permit, Visitor Record, Landing Paper)
- Military Family ID
- Nexus Card
- Federal Government Employee ID
- Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL)
- Health Care Card (Not all provinces accept health cards as valid government issued ID. Please refer to provincial regulations.)
- Social Insurance Number (SIN) can not be used as an ID.
- Expired or temporary identification can not be accepted.
In order to reduce waiting time, appointments are preferred. Walk-in service is available during weekdays, but we may not be able to complete your requests at any time due to staff availability or other commitments. Please note that we take appointments only on Saturdays. Priorities are given to scheduled appointments, therefore we have to make sure clients with appointments can be completed as scheduled before taking walk-in clients when there is a time conflict.
Please check our website for directions, business hours and any special instructions in order to complete your application.
It is recommended that applicants have with them any letter or file number provided by the requesting agency (if applicable). All digital fingerprinting requests for Canadian Citizenship must include a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. This letter must include the address for third party results submissions and should have a file number from IRCC. Please ensure this letter is available during your fingerprinting session.
For digital fingerprinting, you will be provided with a confirmation document with Document Control Number (DCN) after your application is submitted. It is important to keep this document until you or your designated third party receives the result from the RCMP. If this document is lost, there will be an administration fee to provide a copy of this document.
For ink and roll fingerprinting or livescan print-to-card clients, you will be provided with the original fingerprinting card after the fingerprinting is completed.
For fingerprints card scanning, we will email you a confirmation document with Document Control Number (DCN) after your application is submitted.
You can call our office, send us an email, or book an appointment on our website (Online Booking).
We recommend that you book your appointment online. Once the appointment is booked online, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details and instructions. You will also receive email and text message reminders. If you need to change or cancel your appointment, you can do it by yourself as indicated in the confirmation email.
No, we cannot help you with Biometrics Collection. The purpose of our fingerprinting service is to obtain a police certificate.
If you received a letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Biometrics Collection is required for your permanent residence or temporary residence application (non police clearance related), then you will have to follow the instructions on the letter and contact one of the official locations. If you are in Canada, you should contact one of designated Service Canada offices (SCOs). However, our office does not maintain a list of designated Service Canada offices (SCOs), you should look up this information on the internet or contact IRCC for more details.
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