Criminal Record Check
A Criminal Record Check is a query into the centralized CPIC database using an individual's name, any aliases, and date of birth. This check requires the candidate's explicit consent.
The CPIC database is a computerized information system operated by the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) providing Canadian law enforcement agencies with information on criminal activities
Consent is required before BackCheck can complete any background checking services. Consent is most often obtained by signing a release form. In certain instances, it is obtained verbally from the candidate.
An alias is a name that a person may be known by, other than their given name commonly used for everyday purpose. Frequent examples include maiden names, middle names used as first names, nicknames, or common name misspellings. A criminal record check will reflect convictions under both given and alias names.
A pardon in Canada is granted by the National Parole Board at an individual's request. It will remove criminal record charges from an individual's file so that a search of CPIC pardon will not show the existence of a criminal record, or that a pardon was issued. The law governing pardons in Canada is known as the Criminal Records Act.
Otherwise known as Applicant Tracking System, an ATS is a software application used throughout the hiring process. It is an automated system for employers to track applicants and their information.
Taleo provides small to large-sized organizations with applicant tracking software to manage recruitment needs. Taleo's industry-leading solutions increase process efficiency, improve quality of hire and reduce risk. Through BackCheck's integration with the Taleo platform, our clients are able to order background screening services directly through their Taleo solution of choice.
A DA is commonly required for employment opportunities that require employees to travel by motor vehicle. Inquiries are performed on a province to province basis, as each has their own specifications and requirements. Common results include suspended licenses, impaired driving charges, and other driving offences.
A diploma mill (or degree mill) is an organization that awards academic degrees and diplomas with substandard or no academic requirements and without recognition by official educational accrediting bodies.
PIPEDA is the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. It is a Canadian law related to data privacy, especially how it relates to electronic documents. It ensures that personal information is collected, used, and disclosed according to standards set by the Canadian government.