A Criminal Record & Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC), also known as a Level 2 Check, is intended for applicants seeking employment or volunteering with organizations that require a criminal records check, along with a search of outstanding entries and charges. 

A CRJMC will provide the following information:

  • Criminal convictions from CPIC and/or local databases
  • Findings of guilt under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) within the applicable disclosure period
  • Outstanding entries, such as charges and warrants, judicial orders, peace bonds, probation and prohibition orders
  • Absolute and Conditional discharges for 1 or 3 years respectively
     

A CRJMC is typically requested for:

  • Municipal Licencing applications
  • Ride-sharing applications
  • Other employment positions (retail, banking, trades, etc.)
     

A CRJMC is not suitable for:

  • Employment/Volunteer positions that are in contact with vulnerable people (hospitals, daycares, elder care)
  • Nathional Parole Board or Ministry of Government Services applications for the purpose of a Record Suspension or Name Change

Processing Times

As of May 19, 2022, we are currently processing applications for Criminal Record & Judicial Matters Checks received on May 4.

Apply Now for Criminal Record & Judicial Matters Check

Volunteers:

If you are applying for a Criminal Record Check as a requirement for a volunteer position, please use the volunteer form as there is no longer a payment required in Ontario as of April 1, 2022.

As part of the process, you must attach a signed letter to your online application: 

  • On letterhead of agency you are applying to volunteer
  • Noting your application status
     

Please note, only a Criminal Record Check (including Criminal Record & Judicial Matters Check) for volunteers is free. The agency where you are volunteering may require a Vulnerable Sector Check.

For VOLUNTEERS: Apply Now for Criminal Record & Judicial Matters Check Online

How to Apply

Online:
 

What you need:

  • Two pieces of government issued identification

  • One must contain a photograph and signature

  • One must include your full name and date of birth
  • Acceptable forms of government issued identification 
    • Photo Identification: Driver's Licence | Government Employment Card | Military Employment Card | Age of Majority Card | Canadian Citizenship Card | Indian Status Card | International Student Card | Passport | Permanent Resident Card | Firearms Acquisition Certificate | Ontario Photo Card | BYID Card (LCBO) | Canadian National Institute for the Blind Card | 

    • Non-Photo Identification: Birth Certificate | Baptismal Certificate | Hunting Licence | Fishing Licence | Ontario Outdoors Card | Hospital Card | Immigration Papers

      NOTE: Ontario Health Cards cannot be accepted for identification purposes (Health Cards and Numbers Control Act, 1991 section 2.2(1)).

Payment Options:

  • Processing fee is CA $20.00, which can be paid by Visa or MasterCard (this administrative fee does not apply to individuals under the age of 18)
  • The processing fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. Please ensure you have read and understand the full terms and conditions prior to accessing the online application form.

Processing Time:

  • 7 to 10 business days, but may fluctuate due to volume and time of year

In Person

Make an appointment:

Visit the TPS Information Access Appointment Booking application to make an appointment to submit a Criminal Record Check or a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check. You cannot make an appointment to submit a Vulnerable Sector Check in person.

What you need:

  • Two pieces of government issued identification
  • One must contain a photograph and signature
  • One must include your full name and date of birth
  • Acceptable forms of government issued identification:
    • Photo Identification: Driver's Licence | Government Employment Card | Military Employment Card | Age of Majority Card | Canadian Citizenship Card | Indian Status Card | International Student Card | Passport | Permanent Resident Card | Firearms Acquisition Certificate | Ontario Photo Card | BYID Card (LCBO) | Canadian National Institute for the Blind Card | 

    • Non-Photo Identification: Birth Certificate | Baptismal Certificate | Hunting Licence | Fishing Licence | Ontario Outdoors Card | Hospital Card | Immigration Papers

      NOTE: Ontario Health Cards cannot be accepted for identification purposes (Health Cards and Numbers Control Act, 1991 section 2.2(1)).

Payment Options:

  • Processing fee is CA $20.00, which can be paid by Visa, MasterCard, or Interac Debit (this administrative fee does not apply to individuals under the age of 18)
  • The processing fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. Please ensure you have read and understand the full terms and conditions noted on the application form

Location Options:

  • In person applications must be made at Toronto Police Headquarters – 40 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2J3 -- Information Access Counter. Please note applications cannot be made at Police Divisions.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Application Process for Residents outside of Canada

If you live outside of Canada, you may authorize another person to place a request on your behalf at Toronto Police Headquarters – 40 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2J3 -- Information Access Counter.

The authorized party must bring the following:

  • Two separate forms of your government issued identification – must be original notarized copies
  • An authorization letter with your original signature giving authority to the named person, and the address where you would like to receive the results in the mail of your Criminal Record Check & Judicial Matters Check

If you are unable to find an authorized party, you can mail in your request to:

  • Toronto Police Service
    Attn: Information Access
    40 College Street, 4th Floor
    Toronto, ON M5G 2J3
    

Please include the following:

  • Completed Authorization form
  • Two separate forms of your identification – must be original notarized copies
  • Certified cheque or money order made payable to Toronto Police Service, in the amount of $20.00 – must be in Canadian funds

Contact Information Access

Information Access Service Counter Open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding statutory holidays.

Counter Service closed at 11:30am on the day immediately before a long weekend (i.e., either the Thursday or the Friday).

HQ Drop Box for completed Vulnerable Sector Applications (and any required payment) open Monday – Friday, 7:00am to 5:00pm, excluding statutory holidays.

40 College St. Toronto, ON M5G 2J3

Key Contacts

  • Police Reference Check Program (PRCP) Information Line – 416-808-7991 (Please note that in-person services are currently unavailable)

  • PRCP section can be reached Monday/Wednesday/Friday
    from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 416-808-8244, excluding statutory holidays

  • Vulnerable Sector Check Status Update Line – 416-808-8253

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Location of the contact address on the map

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