Criminal Record Checks - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

Criminal Record Checks

Why should you consider doing a Criminal Record Check?

To help ensure the safety and security of your family member, you should require potential staff to provide a Criminal Record Check which indicates whether they have ever been involved in criminal matters.

In addition to a Criminal Record Check, you may also request a Vulnerable Sector Check. A Vulnerable Sector Check is highly recommended. It will provide information that is used to assess the suitability of individuals who work or interact with the most vulnerable members of society. An adult with a developmental disability is considered a vulnerable person.

Depending on your situation you can decide how often your staff needs to complete a Criminal Record Check or a Vulnerable Sector Check.

Where can you get an application for a Criminal Record Check or a Vulnerable Sector Check?

Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check applications are available from your local police station or RCMP detachment.

What information does your staff need to provide?

To obtain a Criminal Record Check or Vulnerable Sector Check, potential staff must provide their full name, date of birth, gender, mailing address, phone number, and/or fax number and/or email address and specify the job title or position. A government issued piece of identification will be required to verify personal information.

Is there a fee?

You can get more information about fees from your local police agency or RCMP detachment.

For more information on Criminal Record Checks and Vulnerable Sector Checks:

Contact your local police agency or RCMP detachment or visit the RCMP website.

Modified: 2012-09-27
PID: 15069