Official Online Criminal Background Check
Application Portal

You don't need to visit a police station. Get your criminal background check delivered to your inbox fast. Police Check by C5ID is fully accredited so that you can get your criminal background check from the comfort of your home. Buy now and receive a secure link to begin your criminal background check.

Fully Accredited

Police Check by C5ID is fully accredited by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Service (CCRTIS), and Canada's National Repository for Criminal Records. This means we can provide you with an official, comprehensive criminal background check. Rest assured that no stone is left unturned.

  • "Safe and secure service"

    Emily M.

  • Very professional, friendly, and fast!

    Norbert S.


  • "Great people, very good work"

    Gerry W.

    Matrix Management Inc.

  • "This is a great service!"

    Dallas M.
    Provincial Alarm

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Getting your background check is as easy as 1-2-3!

Here's what you can expect after your purchase.

  • 1. Complete a short questionnaire

    After purchasing your Certified Online Criminal Background Check, you'll receive an email with a secure link to access the criminal record search form. Click the secure link to begin filling out the form. You'll need to complete the authorized background check questions before verifying your identity.

  • 2. Police Check processes your information

    Upon submitting your information, Police Check runs your information through the RCMP's National Repository of Criminal Records to determine if you have anything on your record.

  • 3. Receive your Official Criminal Background Check

    Receive your Certified Criminal Background Check in as little as 15-minutes! Subject to what might be found on your record, successfully providing information to identify yourself, and the flux of national holidays.

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"With over 40 years of cumulative experience, we look forward to being your criminal background services provider."

  • JOHN CONOHAN, President & CEO

    John is an RCMP veteran with 25 years of experience. Having conducted countless investigations customs, immigration intelligence, fraud, and corruption over the course of his career, he understands the Canadian criminal justice system all too well. In 1993, John founded International Fingerprinting Services Canada (IFSC), after undergoing several acquisitions since 2004, John founded C5ID to provide a concise product offering, focused on providing Canadians with a seamless criminal background check experience.

  • PRESTON CONOHAN, VP Operations

    For 15 years, Preston managed the entire criminal record check program for IFSC. Preston now manages the criminal record check program for C5ID bringing over 25 years of experience to our company and providing an unparalleled customer service to our clients. 

Frequently Asked questions


How long does it take to complete the background check?

Typically, it can take anywhere from 10-15 minutes to complete the form. If you have your valid pieces of identification readily available, you will be able to work through the form seamlessly.

How long until I receive my background check?

The time it takes to receive your Certified Criminal Background Check in as little is subject to what might be found on your record, successfully providing information to identify yourself, and the flux of national holidays. Depending on these variables, it can take up to 72-hours or more to receive your background check.

What type of questions do I have to answer?

The form is comprised of two sections. The first section asks standard personal information, including, name, birthdate, and address history. The second section asks four questions to verify your identity against credit profile. You will never be asked to provide your SIN.

Will submitting my information impact my credit score?

Absolutely not. Completing a criminal background check will not impact your credit score, nor will it show as a check in your credit history.

Is my information kept confidential?

Always. Using the secure link sent to your email post-purchase, your information is kept private and is only used to connect and search the RCMP's National Repository of Criminal Records.

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