This is where we help answer all of your questions about background checks in Canada,

What is Softcheck?
Softcheck is a real-time public information search that searches over 200,000 databases from over 240 countries looking for criminal records, court decision...
Thu, 28 Mar, 2019 at 8:03 AM
What to expect from a Certn RCMP Criminal Record Check (Canada)?
A Clear or Negative Response – no record will indicate the following: Based solely on the name(s) and date of birth provided and the criminal record inf...
Thu, 28 Mar, 2019 at 9:49 AM
Is Softcheck legal?
Softcheck is perfectly legal. Certn works with privacy commissioners and leading compliance professionals from across North America to ensure our processes a...
Thu, 28 Mar, 2019 at 8:03 AM
What is an enhanced criminal search? (Canada)
The enhanced criminal record search is an add-on service to our regular criminal record search. This search is done after the regular name based criminal re...
Thu, 28 Mar, 2019 at 9:51 AM
How does Softcheck compare to a formal criminal record check?
Softcheck provides results in an average of 5 seconds.  Softcheck provides more data. Most criminal record checks will only let you know of the existe...
Thu, 28 Mar, 2019 at 8:04 AM
When are fingerprints required? (Canada)
When a criminal record search is completed by a police service, they compare the name and date of birth against the CPIC database. Should there be no matche...
Thu, 28 Mar, 2019 at 9:54 AM
What does Softcheck search for?
Softcheck will search for a variety of categories of activities and we're always adding more. Some of the major themes we look for are: Abuse (Dom...
Thu, 28 Mar, 2019 at 8:05 AM
What countries do you have data from?
We have data from 240 countries in 77 languages.
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019 at 3:33 PM
Do you look at social media?
In some jurisdictions yes, our Ai will look at social media. We find all public profiles, provide clients with links and evaluate them for risk. We never l...
Thu, 28 Mar, 2019 at 8:07 AM
Can I use social media to make a decision on a hiring decision?
It is legal for a employers to use something they found on social media to make a decision. Certn will highlight high-risk behaviour, however, if an employe...
Thu, 28 Mar, 2019 at 8:12 AM