Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC): Reminds you of your responsibilities to ensure that all personnel employed by or volunteering with you to deliver our programs should be fully screened in accordance with applicable policies, laws and regulations including, where necessary, criminal record checks. This is particularly applicable where your staff or volunteers are dealing with vulnerable populations.
Please find below additional information regarding criminal record checks and the screening of volunteers on the RCMP and Volunteer Canada websites:
- Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector checks
- The Screening Handbook [PDF]
- Police records checks (PRC)
IRCC understand this to be a very busy and strenuous time for all Service Providers partnering with IRCC to deliver our Settlement and Resettlement programs and many of you are dealing with an overwhelming outpouring of volunteers.