Police (Criminal) Record Check


The term Criminal Background Check refers to both the term Police or Criminal Record Check.

All school board employees and service providers, including volunteers and individuals in student or intern placements, in Ontario must submit an acceptable Criminal (or Police) Record Check as a condition of employment or prior to the commencement of any duties, in accordance with Ontario Regulation 521/01 of the Education Act.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board will make conditional offers of employment to newly hired individuals pending the receipt of an acceptable Criminal (or Police) Record Check.

All new employees will be required to provide the required Police (Criminal) Record Check at their own expense.


Police (Criminal) Record Check Requirements:

  • An original document of the Police (Criminal) Record Check in respect of the individual (dated within six (6) months of the date of submission).
  • Unless otherwise directed by Human Resource Services, all new employees must provide an acceptable Police (Criminal) Vulnerable Sector Screening Record Check
  • Police Record Checks must be obtained through the local or regional Police Services Department in the area in which an individual resides.
  • An individual who has been a resident outside of Canada for more than three (3) months in the previous twelve (12) may be required to provide the equivalent Police Record Check from the foreign jurisdiction(s) in addition to the Police Record Check using the Canadian Police Information Centre.


Full details of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board’s policy can be found at:

APS038 – https://www.wcdsb.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/04/APS038-00_PoliceRecordChecksBoardEmployees.pdf


Waterloo Regional Police Services:

Requests for a Police (Criminal) Record Check can be made by attending the Police Reporting Centre at 150 Maple Grove Road, Cambridge, or accessing the online Record check program at: http://ww.wrps.on.ca/

  1. Select Online Services
  2. Select Online Record Checks

WRPS Online Record Checks

Ontario Provincial Police:

Ontario Provincial Police – Criminal Record Checks and Police Checks

To obtain information regarding the process of requesting a Police (Criminal) Record Check from the Ontario Provincial Police, please access their website.