Vulnerable Sector Checks
A Vulnerable Sector Check must be carried out when any individual is applying to work in a paid or volunteer position where they will be in contact with children under the age of 18 or with vulnerable persons, defined as individuals who because of their age, a disability, or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent, are in a position of dependence on others or are otherwise at greater risk than the general population of being harmed by persons in a position of authority or trust relative to them.
Some examples of such positions include: teachers, social workers, day-care workers, and children’s sports coaches.
The purpose of the vulnerable sector check is to determine the possible existence of a criminal record and/or a sexual offence conviction for which an individual has received a pardon. In some cases, fingerprints may be required for submission to the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records to complete the check.
For more information or enquiries about the enhanced Vulnerable Sector Check, please refer to http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cr-cj/vulner/brochure-eng.htm or http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cr-cj/vulner/index-eng.htm