Where to get a CRJMC check in Ontario

From February 18, 2024, in Ontario, security guard license applicants must complete a comprehensive Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC) via a police service or an approved third-party provider. This check, necessary for the license, covers charges, warrants, and orders.

Beginning on February 18, 2024, individuals seeking a security guard license in Ontario must undergo a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC), distinct from the standard criminal record check.

What is a CRJMC check?

This comprehensive check covers outstanding charges, warrants, and judicial orders. It is a necessary part of obtaining the license - a requirement formerly part of the license application process itself.

Can a third-party provider conduct a CRJMC check?

Yes, it's possible to have a background check conducted by an authorized third party. We double-checked with a ministry representative.

Ontario Security License provides a service to conduct a background check accepted for the security guard license exam with the help of a trusted third-party provider. It's one of the cheapest options and the one with the quickest turnaround time.

You can purchase the Online Police Background Check (CRJMC) here: https://ontariosecuritylicense.ca/crjmc/

What should be put in the "Reason for the Police Record check" field?

If you're applying for your license, you should put "Private Security and Investigative Services Branch". If you're applying for a renewal, you should put a name of the company you are working for.

How to submit the criminal record check?

Digital copies of the criminal record check can be uploaded directly when applying online, whereas physical copies must be mailed to Service Ontario.

Ontario Security License, a licensed security agency, offers the compulsory security guard training required for license acquisition. While unable to conduct criminal record checks ourselves, Ontario Security License can guide the requirements.

You can read more about the CRJMC requirements on the ministry website.

To get a security license, you must complete an online 40-hour training course to receive a Training Completion Number.

For details on the cost and processing duration of various criminal record checks, refer to the provided list, which is accurate as of the time of posting but may be subject to changes.

List of Ontario entities providing CRJMC checks

District or region

Price

Processing time

Web address

Ontario Security License (online)

$59.99

24 hours

https://ontariosecuritylicense.ca/crjmc/

Peel

$35

5 weeks

https://www.peelpolice.ca/en/services/record-checks-and-suspensions-pardons.aspx

York

$71

2-5 business days

https://www.yrp.ca/en/services/Criminal-Record-Judicial-Matters-Check.asp

Ottawa

$71

7-10 business days

https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/reports-and-requests/record-and-background-checks.aspx

Durham

$57.75

21 days

https://www.drps.ca/online-services/police-records/police-record-checks/

Waterloo

$40

7-10 business days

https://www.wrps.on.ca/en/services-reporting/background-or-record-checks.aspx

Halton

$30

30 days

https://www.haltonpolice.ca/en/services-and-reporting/record-checks.aspx

Hamilton

$50

14 days

https://hamiltonpolice.on.ca/how-to/get-background-check

Niagara

$59.95

6 weeks

https://www.niagarapolice.ca/en/what-we-do/policebackgroundchecks.aspx

Kingston

$40

unknown (weeks)

https://www.kingstonpolice.ca/en/services-and-reporting/background-check.aspx

North Bay

$41.85

5 weeks

https://www.northbaypolice.ca/services/record-checks

Greater Sudbury

$42

unknown

https://www.gsps.ca/en/request-for-information/police-record-checks.aspx#

Brantford

$65.19

14 days

https://www.brantfordpolice.ca/police-records-checks-information

Thunder Bay

$60

unknown

https://www.thunderbaypolice.ca/services/criminal-records-search

Toronto

$26.72

7-10 business days

https://www.tps.ca/services/police-record-checks/

London

$45

14 days

https://www.londonpolice.ca/en/services/Record-Checks.aspx

Guelph

$45

21 days

https://www.guelphpolice.ca/en/request-for-information/records-and-background-checks.aspx

Sault St. Marie

$49.95

14 days

https://saultpolice.ca/what-we-do/our-services/record-check/

Peterborough

$45

unknown

https://www.peterboroughpolice.com/en/request/record-checks_copy.aspx

Windsor

$55

unknown

https://www.police.windsor.on.ca/services/info-requests/record-checks/Pages/default.aspx

Barrie

$53.29

21 days

https://www.barriepolice.ca/services/records/

Sarnia

$51.95

14 business days

https://www.sarniapolice.ca/how-do-i/record-check/

Owen Sound

$50

unknown

https://www.owensoundpolice.com/services/record-checks

Chatham-Kent

$49.95

10 business days

https://www.policesolutions.ca/checks/services/chathamkent/

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