Starting July 31, 2020, the College will require that all applicants residing in Canada complete their criminal record checks through myBackCheck, an online service provided by Sterling BackCheck. MyBackCheck is a quick and easy-to-use service that provides applicants with a more cost-effective way of obtaining criminal record checks.
The fee for this service is $29, paid directly to Sterling BackCheck through their secure online payment gateway. The College receives the results directly from Sterling BackCheck, generally within 4 to 24 hours of the request, allowing for a more efficient and streamlined application process. Applicants may also choose to forward their myBackCheck result to another agency or employer that is registered with Sterling BackCheck at no additional cost.
Applicants should follow the instructions on the Criminal Record Check page to complete their criminal record checks. All myBackCheck results are considered valid for six months from the date of issue.
Please note that this online process applies only to applicants residing in Canada; applicants residing outside of Canada will still need to obtain a criminal record check through their local police department.
For more information, please see the Criminal Record Check page.