How to receive a Police Record Check (PRC) / Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS/VSC) across Canada by province

 

These are locations where volunteers can receive their Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search (or Check) across Canada by Province

Important Notes:

To be valid: Scouts Canada PRC/VSS must be received specifically for Scouts Canada and must be under 3 months old. 

We DO NOT accept Police Record Checks completed through third-party organizations like CERTN or TRITON as these checks do not include a Judicial Matters search.

Non-Profit Proof of Volunteerism Letter:

Police detachments may request a letter verifying you are volunteering with us to make the request. This letter can cut or eliminate the cost of a PRC/VSS (if there is a cost, in many areas this is free). 

The PRC/VSS Letters are attached to this article.

If you have any trouble downloading a proof of volunteerism letter from this article for other please reach out to your Group Commissioner, Registrar, Council, Relationship Manager or registration@scouts.ca

Additional Steps / Fingerprinting: In some cases, you may be asked to provide fingerprints in order to move forward with your PRC/VSS the detachment will explain why, as these are case by case. Be prepared to take this step if asked to by your local detachment.

Please note, if you are in Manitoba or Nova Scotia you are also asked to receive a passed Child Abuse Registry (CAR) Check. Here is more information about this screening requirement Child Abuse Registry check (CAR) - Manitoba and Nova Scotia 

 

Major Urban Centre

Police Force

Applications

Results

 

 
   

Ottawa 

Ottawa Police 

Online 

Online to SC 

   
   

Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Halton Hills 

Halton Police 

Online, in-person 

Pick-up 

   
   

Toronto (postal codes beginning with M) 

Toronto 

Mail in, in-person 

Mailed to applicant 

   
   

Hamilton (Ancaster, Dunas, Stoney Creek Flamborough, Binbrook, Glanbrook) 

Hamilton Police 

Online 

Mailed

   
   

Sudbury (Includes Azilda, Blezard Vaooey, Capreol, Chelmsford, Coniston, Copper Cliff, Dowling, Falconbridge, Garson, Hanmer Levack, Lively, McCrea  Heights, Naughton, Onaping, Skead, Val Caron, Val Therese, Wahnapitae,Whitefish) 

Sudbury Police 

Online 

Online 

   
   
   
   

London (City of London) 

London Police 

Online, in-person 

 

   
   

Windsor (Includes Town of Amherstburg) 

Windsor Police 

Online 

Mailed to applicant 

   
   
   
   

Waterloo (includes Kitchener, Cambridge) 

Waterloo Police 

Online 

Pick-up 

   
   
   
   

Kingston  (and areas approx 80 kms around Kingston) 

Kingston Police 

Online 

 

   
   
   
   

Thunder Bay 

Thunder Bay Police 

Online, In person

 

   
   

Guelph

Guelph Police 

Online 

Mailed 

   
   

Barrie

Barrie Police 

Online, in person 

 

   
   

St Catharines (includes Fort Erie, Grimsby, Lincoln, Niagara Falls, Niagara-On-the-Lake, Pelham, Port Colborne, Thorold, Wainfleet, Welland, West Lincoln)  

Niagara Regional Police 

Online

Mailed 

   
   

Sault Ste Marie (Includes Prince Township) 

Sault Ste Marie Police 

Online 

Mailed 

   
   
   
   

DURHAM regional (Oshawa, Whitby, Port Perry, Clarington 

Durham Regional Police 

Online 

Mailed 

   
   
   
   

Belleville

Belleville Police 

Online, In person 

Mailed 

   
   

York Region

York Regional Police 

Online, In person 

     

Online, mailed, In person

   

 

   

Chatham-Kent

Chatham-Kent Police Service 

Online 

Email 

   
   

Major Urban Centre

Police Force

Applications

Results

   
   

MARITIMES

 

 

 

   
   

Halifax, NS

Halifax Regional Police 

Online, In person 

     

Mailed / Pick up

   

 

   

St. John’s, Nfld/Lab (Includes North East Avalon, Corner Brook & Labrador West) 

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary 

Online 

Mailed 

   
   
   
   

Charlottetown, PEI 

Charlottetown Police Services 

In person 

Pick up 

   
   

Summerside, PEI 

Summerside Police Services 

In person 

Pick up 

   
   

Fredericton, NB 

Fredericton Police 

Online, In person 

Pick up 

   
   

Moncton, NB 

Codiac Regional RCMP 

Online, In person 

Pick up 

   
   

Saint John, NB 

Saint John  

Online, in person 

Pick up 

   

Police 

   

 

   

Kennebecasis ( Includes Quispamsis & Rothesay) 

Kennebecasis Regional Police 

Online, In person

Mailed 

   
   

Major Urban Centre

Police Force

Applications

Results

   
   

QUEBEC

 

 

 

   
   

City of Montreal

Protocol in place with SPVM - contact GC 

 

 

   
   
   
   

Gatineau

Protocol in place - contact Council Registrar 

 

 

   
   
   
   

Laurentians & Vaudreuil-Dorion

Protocol in place with Surete du Quebec, 

 

 

   
   
   
   

Sherbrooke (Eastern Townships

Protocol in place with Police - contact GC / also option to apply directly with Police department - Free of charge 

 

 

   
   
   
   

SQ Haut St. Laurent  (includes Huntington, 1st Howck 1st Ormstown & Kahnawake Mohawk Nation)

Signed protocol in place - contact SRM 

 

 

   
   
   
   

Chateauguay

Signed protocol in place - contact Chateauguay GC 

 

 

   
   
   
   

Major Urban Centre

Police Force

Applications

Results

   
   

MANITOBA

 

 

 

   
   

Winnipeg

 

Online, In person

 

   
       

Winnipeg Police Service 

In person - mailed, Online

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

Brandon

Brandon 

 

Mailed 

   

Online, In person

 

 

 

   

Major Urban Centre

Police Force

 Applications

Results

   
   

SASKATCHEWAN

 

 

 

   
   

Saskatoon 

Saskatoon Police 

 

Mailed 

   

Online, In person 

   

 

   

Regina

Regina Police 

 

Mailed

   

Online, In person

   

 

   

Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw Police 

 

Pick up 

   

Online, In person 

   

 

   

Prince Albert

Prince Albert Police 

Online, In person 

Mailed 

   
   

Major Urban Centre

Police Force 

Applications

Results

   
   

ALBERTA

 

 

 

   
   
 

 

 

Calgary

Calgary Police 

Online, In person 

Email (ability for SC to authenticate results) 

 

 

Edmonton

Edmonton Police 

Online, In person 

Email (ability for SC to authenticate results) 

   
   

Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat Police 

Online, In person 

Online – emailed encrypted copy / In person pick up

 

 

Red Deer

City of Red Deer

Online, In person 

Pick up

   

Lethbridge

Lethbridge RCMP 

In person 

Pick up 

   
   

Grande Prairie (includes Bad Bear, Benzanson, Braeburn, Buffalo Lake, Clairmont, Crooked Creek, Debolt, Dimsdale, Goodwin, Grovedale, Ridge Valley, Sexsmith, Teepee Creek, Webster) 

Grande Prairie RCMP 

In person 

Pick up 

   
   
   
   

Airdrie

Airdrie RCMP 

In person 

While you wait 

   
   

St. Albert

St. Albert RCMP 

In person 

Pick up 

   
   

Fort McMurray (Includes Albian Sands, Algar Lake, Algar Tower, Anzac Settlement, Brich Mountain, Bridge to Nowhere, Chard, Cheecham Village, Chipewyan Prairie Nation, Christina Lake, Conklin, Dover River, Ddraper, Firebag Lake, Kinosis, Linton, Lynton, Mackay River, Mariana Lake, Mildred Lak, Tar Island, Tar River, Thickwood, Waterways, Winnifred Lake & Winnifred River. 

Wood Buffalo RCMP 

In person 

Pick up 

   
   
   
   

Lloydminster

Lloydminster RCMP 

In person 

Pick up 

   
   
   

Major Urban Centre

Police Force

Applications

Results

   
   

BRITISH COLUMBIA

 

 

 

   
   

BC Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Justice 

Online 

Results sent to BCY Service Centre 

   
   

Vancouver

Vancouver Police 

In person 

Mailed 

   
   

Victoria  (Includes the Township off Esquimalt) - Will only conduct PICs with VSS

Victoria Police 

Online, In person 

Pick up 

   
   
   
   

New Westminster

New Westminster Police 

Online, In person 

Mailed 

   
   

Abbotsford

Abbotsford Police 

Online, In person 

Mailed 

   
   

Kelowna

Kelowna RCMP 

In person 

Pick up 

   
   

Surrey

Surrey RCMP 

In person 

While you wait 

   
   

Richmond

Richmond RCMP 

In person 

While you wait 

   
   
   
   

Coquitlam (Includes Port Coquitlam, Village of Anmore, Village of Belcarra) 

Coquitlam RCMP 

In person 

While you wait or pick up 

   
   
   
   

Langley

Langley RCMP 

In person 

While you wait 

   
   
           

 

 

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