The Pros:

When it comes to hiring a potential new employee, pre-employment background checks are becoming more of a requirement than a nice-to-have. There have been many cases of candidates making false claims on job applications and resumes or even attempts to cover up a criminal past. Approximately, 22% of employment background checks performed by VerificationsCanada discover discrepancies.

It is statistics like the one above that make pre-employment background checks a necessity in the hiring process. Below are reasons why these background checks are important.

Quality Hiring

Most organizations that adopt pre-employment background checks into their hiring process will see an increase in candidate quality. When applicants understand that hiring is taken seriously, organizations set the standard in terms of the quality candidates they want to employ, which means:

Safer Working Environment

Organizations have a moral and legal obligation to offer a safe working environment to all employees. This is why it’s important to screen all potential new hires to omit any candidates involved in serious criminal activity, such as substance abuse, theft, reckless behaviour, or other dangerous activity. A pre-employment background check ensures your workplace is safe and secure.

Increased Trust in HR

There is a cost associated with employee dishonest, and it can be not only monetary but a loss in potential business, employees, and trust in the organization.

Pre-employment background checks provide insight into prior history of any candidate and can identify the probability of future performance. Through intelligent use of the information gained from background checks, organizations hire the right people and establish fair and honest employment standards.

The Right People the First Time

By conducting pre-employment background checks and implementing them into a hiring process, employers can pinpoint the right hire the first time and spend less time and money rehiring. Information obtained from background checks coupled with an impressive resume makes every candidate a competent employee that builds a reputable and capable workforce.

Win Win Organizations

The bottom line is that pre-employment background checks help a company become more successful. If organizations have a workforce that is pre-screened for dishonest and unsafe activities, hire the right people and build a strong, able-bodied workforce, and provide a safe working environment, companies will be known as trustworthy, knowledgeable, and have the means to deliver amazing experiences to their customers.

(Standard) Criminal Background Checks

-This is a query, based on your name and date-of-birth, of active criminal files in the Police National Repository of Criminal Records. -This type of search is used to determine the possible existence of a criminal record. -Generally used as a preliminary search only to determine if a Fingerprint-based Criminal Record Verification may be required. -Criminal record verification can only be substantiated through the submission of fingerprints. -The name based criminal record check does not provide details of offences or confirm their existence; this requires the electronic submission of fingerprints in order to verify the information

Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS) Accreditation

There is no doubt that the safety of you, your employees and your company is important, and VerificationsCanada ensures you keep all things and people secure and protected by providing government certified Criminal Background Checks.

All Criminal Background Checks are issued through the Police National Repository of Criminals Records. VerificationsCanada will search the national database for any criminal records and take not if they do or do not exist in the Police National Repository of Criminal Records. Our Criminal Background Checks and Enhanced Criminal Background Checks services are completely transparent with all VerificationsCanada clients. There is no stone left unturned when it comes to providing safety and confidence that the right person is walking through your doors.

With all VerificationsCanada services, the requirements for Criminal Background Checks are easy to meet.


1. Complete application by providing minimal personal information.

2. Upload two (2) pieces of government issued photo identification.

Criminal Background Checks help you to choose safe, honest and reliable people, while preventing risky individuals from joining your organization. VerificationsCanada has performed thousands of Criminal Background Checks for corporations and individuals across Canada.

Call 1 888-343-3679 now to inquire about Criminal Background Checks with VerificationsCanada.