New Restrictions on Criminal Record Checks to Take Effect on November 1, 2018

The Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (the Act), which applies to individuals who require a search to be conducted of police data bases to screen candidates for the purpose of determining suitability for employment, will go into effect Nov. 1, 2018. Under the Act, Ontario police services may offer three types of records checks: criminal record checks, criminal record and judicial matters checks and vulnerable sector checks. In addition, the Act restricts the disclosure of non-conviction information about an individual in response to a criminal record check or in response to a criminal record and judicial matters check.

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