Welcome to the Winnipeg Police Service eBackground Check Service™
Note: Do NOT proceed unless you are prepared to attend the Winnipeg Police Service at 245 Smith Street, Winnipeg in person to pick-up your completed background check.

The Winnipeg Police Service can only complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening for residents of the City of Winnipeg. If you are a non-resident of the City of Winnipeg, you must make this application to the police service that is responsible for policing in your jurisdiction.

Vulnerable sector checks can only be performed for positions located within Canada. Police agencies are not authorized to perform vulnerable sector checks for positions located outside of Canada. This rule applies even if the person will be working for a Canadian organization. You may want to call the Country’s Embassy in Canada or the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) for further information.

To make a request for the Winnipeg Police Service to perform a Criminal Record Check for Employment or Volunteer purposes, you have two options:

  • Attend one of the Winnipeg Police Service Centres (check the Winnipeg Police Service Website at http://www.winnipeg.ca/police/pr/info_request.stm#crim_record_search for locations and hours of service) to fill out an application form. See Fee Schedule for the cost. Prepayment can be made with Visa, MasterCard, personal cheque (a holding period of 12 business days applies), or money order.
  • Use the online Criminal Record Check Service. See Fee Schedule for the cost of Online Criminal Record Searches. Prepayment can be made with VISA or MasterCard. Note: this includes the regular cost of the Criminal Record Search plus $5.25 for the on-line service fee and GST.

IMPORTANT: The $5.25 on-line service fee and GST is non-refundable. For more information about our services fees, visit the Fee Schedule section within the Winnipeg Police Service web site.

Notice of Mandatory Identification Requirements
Two pieces of identification are mandatory, and must be provided at pick up, in order to have a background check. Click here to view suitable forms of identification

Do you need a Criminal Background Check (CBC) for employment or volunteer purposes?
CBCs are often requested by individuals who wish to work or volunteer for an organization that requires a Criminal Background Check prior to employment. CBC information may include:

  • Criminal record information
  • Information regarding current status of court cases where the applicant is an accused currently before the courts
  • Police Information
Both a Criminal Record Check Request and a Vulnerable Sector search MAY include Conditional Discharges, charges which are pending before the courts, charges where the applicant was not fingerprinted or convictions that have met CPIC purge criteria.

Vulnerable Sector Screening
IMPORTANT: Please give careful consideration to completing the optional Part (Consent For a Criminal Record Check and Disclosure For a Sexual Offence For Which a Pardon Has Been Granted or Issued) of the online form. It may be required if you are going to be working or volunteering in an area where you are in contact with vulnerable people. A vulnerable person is defined as a person who, because of their age, a disability, or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent are:

  1. in a position of dependence on others, or
  2. are otherwise at a greater risk than the general population of being harmed by a person in a position of authority or trust relative to them.
The requirement for this part of a background check is determined by the agency you may be working and/or volunteering with.

The Winnipeg Police Service can only complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening for residents of the City of Winnipeg. If you are a non-resident of the City of Winnipeg, you must make this application to the police service that is responsible for policing in your jurisdiction. If through the process of completing the Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Screening request, the Winnipeg Police Service determines the home address given is outside the City of Winnipeg they will process and complete the Criminal Record Check as requested and charge you accordingly however this will NOT include the Vulnerable Sector Screening. Winnipeg Police will notify you in this regard at the time you attend to pick up the Criminal Record Check.

Easy Two Step Process
Complete the application online, and then pick up your completed Criminal Record Check at the Winnipeg Police Service, 151 Princess Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Winnipeg Police Service wants to help you simplify the Criminal Record Check application process. Using the online application, skip a trip to the police Station to pick up the form, complete it and submit it. The only time you’ll need to come into the Police Station is to pick up your finalized Criminal Record Check approximately 3 to 4 weeks from form submission.

To submit an online Criminal Record Check request, click the ‘Start Application’ button to access the Criminal Record Check Request application. You can complete and submit your application within 5 minutes – it’s confidential, secure, convenient, accurate and available 24 hours a day – whenever you need it.

Use the completely secure online credit card payment system to pay for your application.

After you submit your application, you’ll automatically receive a request number. Be sure to keep this number handy to use if you decide to check the status of your application or if you have any enquiries. A status check will only indicate whether the criminal background check is complete or not, no personal information will be available.

When your CBC is ready for pick up at the Police Station, you’ll be automatically notified. Don't forget to bring two pieces of ID, one must be a government issued photo ID with your name, date of birth and signature, as stated in the Notice of Mandatory Identification Requirements, when you go to the Police Station to claim your final CBC report. You are the only one who can pick up your final CBC.

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