March 14, 2018 6:32 pm
Updated: March 14, 2018 6:41 pm

New fee for volunteer criminal record checks in Canada

Effective March 19, criminal record checks for volunteers in Canada will cost $10.

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Effective March 19, criminal record checks for volunteers in Canada will cost $10.

Up until this date, criminal record checks, or “police information checks” have been free of charge.

Regina city council had approved this change as part of the 2018 budget and reflects the cost of time and resources to process the volunteer criminal record checks.

Additionally, this change is consistent with most other agencies across Canada which charge for volunteer record checks.

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All volunteers who require a criminal record check are reminded that they must bring in a letter from the organization for which they intend to volunteer. The letter is a requirement in case the individual has to be fingerprinted.

The Regina Police Service (RPS) confirmed that if an individual plans to volunteer for more than one agency, that person may bring in a letter from each agency and only pay the $10 fee once.

The RPS policy states that record checks are valid for 30-days and can be reprinted at any time within 30 days.

Unchanged, the fee for employment criminal record checks stand at $45.

For more information about criminal record checks, visit RPS online.

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