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Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)

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Note: This type of check is ONLY available to residents of the urban area (Ward 1), of the Municipality of Port Hope. Applicants applying outside of Ward 1 will NOT be completed. Refunds will NOT be provided.

Payment Fees:


$50.00 (MUST upload letter from the employment organization)



$20 (MUST upload volunteer letter from the agency where you intend to volunteer)



The RCMP charges $25.00 for fingerprinting for employment and for

student purposes. The Port Hope Police Service charges $50.00 for a

grand total of $75.00


The Vulnerable Sector Check will include the following information as it exists on the date of the search:

·       Outstanding entries, such as charges and warrants, Judicial Orders, Probation and Prohibition Orders

·       Criminal Convictions from CPIC and/or local databases.

·       Summary Convictions, for 5 years, when identified.

·       Absolute and Conditional Discharges for 1 or 3 years respectively.

·       In very exceptional cases, where it meets the Exceptional Disclosure Assessment, non-conviction dispositions including but not limited to Withdrawn and Dismissed.

Who requires fingerprints?
Fingerprints may be required for positive identification that a criminal record does or does not exist at the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records and/or for elimination purposes of a record suspension for the Vulnerable Sector.

For applicants who decline fingerprint submissions, the PVSC will indicate that the document is incomplete and no refunds will be issued.  

Please note that the timeline for receiving the results of your Record Check may be delayed if your record is complex and requires further research.

Frequently Asked Questions 

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