Red Seal Notary Provides Criminal Background Checks

July 5th, 2013

It has become increasingly common for employers to request criminal background checks for potential job candidates.

If you are looking for someone to conduct your criminal background check, Red Seal Notary can help.

We offer Criminal Name Index Checks (also known as criminal background checks) at select locations in Toronto and the GTA.

The Criminal Name Index Check (CNIC) is conducted by comparing your name and date of birth to information contained in the Canadian Police Information Centre Identification Data Bank. If there is no match, the result will indicate no match. If there is a potential match, you will be advised to have your fingerprints taken.

What do I need to bring to obtain a Criminal Name Index Check?

1. Identification

You must provide two pieces of non-expired identification, one of which must be government-issued, bearing your name, date of birth, signature and photo.

The following types of ID meet the government-issued photo identification requirement:

  • Driver’s License (issued by a Canadian province or territory)
  • Provincial ID Card
  • Foreign Driver’s License
  • Canadian Passport
  • Foreign Passport
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Permanent Resident (PR) Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • International Student Identity Card
  • Firearms Acquisition Certificate (FAC)
  • Canadian National Institute of the Blind (CNIB) Identification Card
  • Federal, provincial, or municipal employee identification card
  • Military Family Identification Card (MFID)


Acceptable forms of secondary ID are:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Student ID Card
  • Credit Card
  • Employee Card

Please Note: Health Cards and Social Insurance Number (SIN) cards are not acceptable.

2. Your places of residence within the past five years

If you have moved within the past five years, you will need to provide the addresses of where you have lived.

3. Has a third party requested your results?

If you would like your fingerprinting results submitted to a third party, please provide their fax number. Your original police clearance certificate will be mailed directly to you at the address you provide on your CNIC application form.

4. What are your fees?

The fee for a Criminal Name Index Check is 49.00 + HST.

5. Where can I have a Criminal Name Index Check conducted?

In Toronto:


In North York:


In Mississauga:


In Ottawa:


If you require fingerprinting services, please click here for more information.

For more information, please call us at 1-888-922-7325 or send an email to [email protected].

We look forward to serving you.

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