Canada Background Check was designed as an alternative to the outsourced, oversized, "can’t contact staff for help" background check providers that have dominated the landscape in the past ten years.
Canada Background Check gives socially responsible corporations and small business owners the high-end tools and resources needed to scale their businesses responsibly. We love working with clients that take their employees personal data seriously.
Canada Background Check is dedicated to providing accurate and timely background checks while helping keep Canadian’s personal information safe.
Our team of interviewers, researchers, and advisors are located in Canada (mostly in Ontario) and have decades of experience to help you make the right hiring decisions. We don’t outsource our work to call centres in other countries to save money on labour, we proudly pay a living wage.
If you have an interesting project, an RFP, or just need some help; reach out to us. We’re available during working hours Monday-Friday.
By asking your candidates to provide personal information to background checking companies, keeping their data on Canadian servers simplifies things. Background checking companies must be forthright with candidates about how their data will be handled, including the chance you may send it to another jurisdiction.
When information is collected and processed at Canada Background Check it is only used for the original purpose.
If Canada Background Check needs to utilize a third party, we ask that they provide an equivalent level of data protection.
Canada Background Check is transparent about our practices regarding the handling of personal information. We are open and honest with candidates if their data is sent elsewhere for processing, and will state that personal information sent to another jurisdiction may still be accessed by Canadian law enforcement, courts, or national security personnel.
Canada Background Check adheres to the PIPEDA guidelines set out by law. Read more about PIPEDA
There has been a spotlight on the role and importance of local businesses and keeping them healthy. When you buy local, your dollar recirculates within your local community. This phenomenon is known as the multiplier effect. The multiplier effect is the amount of local economic activity stimulated by the purchase of any one item. The more a dollar circulates in a defined region, and the faster it circulates, the more income, wealth, and jobs it creates.
When you support local businesses your money recirculates in your community, creating a multiplier effect. Dollars spent locally, can in turn be re-spent locally, raising the overall level of economic activity, paying more salaries, and building the local tax base. It’s estimated that for every $100 spent at a local business, $68 remains local.
Canadian small businesses have a huge impact on our national and local economies. There are more than 1 million small businesses in Canada accounting for more than 10 million jobs. On average, from 2011 to 2015, the contribution of small businesses to Canadian GDP was 40.8 percent.
Yes, we work with international police services, educational institutions, and other CRAs to obtain results for international background checks. We work hard to ensure that the data sent is kept secure and we inform candidates of where their information is being sent.
Yes, Canada Background Check is in compliance with Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and provincial laws, which require consent when handling candidate personal information.
Canada Background Check offers a great tool to help. You should seek legal assistance if you’re unsure, it’s up to your organization to make the final decision.
You only need some basic candidate/subcontractor info:
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express
Canada Background Check has relationships with police services, institutions, and governing bodies to confirm candidate claims.
Most background checks are completed in less than 24 hours. Some checks are dependent on the responsiveness of institutions or responders.
No, Canada Background Check is not for consumer requests.
A background check will investigate a candidate’s background based on criteria determined by their prospective or current employer. A check of a candidate’s background may include employment, education, criminal records, credit history, motor vehicle and other checks.
No, we conduct a “soft inquiry” which does not affect credit scores and are not visible to potential lenders that may review your credit reports. They are visible to you and will stay on your credit reports for 12 to 24 months.
The information required for your background check is dependent on the checks requested. Our recommendation is to gather:
Employers conduct background checks for 5 main reasons
A background check is a reliable way for employers to verify claims made by candidates during the hiring process. The appeal of overstating educational qualifications, or enhancing past employment history can be tempting for candidates.
Employers are responsible for the safety of employees, customers, vendors, and visitors. To keep everyone as safe as possible, employers conduct background checks to ensure that employees are fit to perform their duties.
Most workplace theft is performed by people within the organization. A background check can help employers make informed hiring decisions regarding their workforce to reduce risk.
A confirmed fabrication by a candidate during the onboarding process is often enough for an employer to give the hiring decision pause. Employer action can include rescinding the offer of employment or to request additional checks to ensure they are making the right decision.
Organizational reputation is important to employers. Background checks help safeguard employers by creating safer, more secure environments staffed by qualified and responsible employees.
Background checks in Canada can cover many parts of an candidate's history. Some checks are general, while others get more detailed. The goal of each check is to verify that what a candidate has claimed is actually true. These are a list of the most common checks, why they are conducted, and who these checks apply to:
Today's world poses new challenges for businesses as physical disatancing and remote working become more common. Our process has operated entirely remotely since 2010. Our staff are all located in Canada and are ready to help you safely, and quickly complete the background checks you need.
If you are still trying to complete your background checks internally you know the time, effort and difficulty that come with incomplete data, missing information and unresponsive contacts. See how we can help streamline your hiring process and reduce your hire time so you can focus on your business.