Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC)

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What is an Enhanced Police Information Check?

The Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) was created to provide Sterling Backcheck’s clients with an unprecedented scope of conviction and judicial matters information.

Companies and non-profit organizations using the Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC), also known as a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check, in support of their hiring decisions can be assured they are receiving a thorough and consistent criminal screening process for their candidates, staff and volunteers.

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The E-PIC Consists of Two Components:

  • Criminal Record Check (CRC) A search of adult convictions held within the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records.
  • Local Police Information (LPI) This is a search of additional convictions located outside of the National Repository and judicial matters reported by local police jurisdictions.

What Shows Up on an E-PIC Police Check?

In addition to criminal convictions found in the National Repository, this in-depth search includes:

  • Charges
  • Warrants
  • Peace Bonds
  • Prohibition Orders
  • Release Conditions
  • Probation Orders
  • Recent Convictions not registered in the National Repository

All checks are conducted by Sterling Backcheck’s Canadian Police Partner Agencies. Information is only flagged in accordance with applicable privacy and police information laws.

Checks are completed in 1 hour or less

What’s the Difference Between E-PIC and the Canadian Criminal Record Check?

Understanding the differences between the two search types will help your organization make a better choice, based on your unique requirements.

Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC)

The Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) includes criminal convictions that did not result in the creation of a criminal record or that may be in addition to a criminal record.

E-PIC also discovers active judicial matters such as:

  • Pending Criminal Charges
  • Interim Release Conditions
  • Arrest Warrants
  • Post-sentencing Outcomes
  • Terms of Probation
  • Non-conviction Outcomes
  • Conditional Discharges
Canadian Criminal Record Check (CCRC)

The Canadian Criminal Record Check (CCRC) searches the Criminal Name Index of CPIC to discover criminal records consisting of one or more criminal convictions in the National Repository, which is managed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Individuals who have a criminal record will have been fingerprinted in relation to indictable offences they were charged with and for which a conviction was subsequently rendered by the courts. Convictions will remain on their record unless they apply for, and obtain, a record suspension (formerly known as a pardon).

With a criminal record check in Canada, you can access a complete picture of each person’s criminal record, giving you all the required information to ensure office or workplace security and make the right hiring decision from your pool of applicants.

Is an Enhanced Police Information Search (E-PIC) Right for Your Organization?

Your organization should consider E-PIC to identify potentially relevant and releasable police information that does not appear on a criminal record check. You may discover additional details about your new hires, existing staff or volunteers that are important for making the right decision.

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