Criminal Record Check FAQ

  1. Who needs to initiate a record check?
    • All new and current billet families are required to initiate criminal checks for Canadian citizens who are 19 years of age and who are residing in their home.
  2. How much do the record checks cost?
    • The cost of this service is approximately $50 per person.
  3. How do I initiate a record check?
    • To initiate a criminal check simply review and follow the procedures outlined below. If you have any questions, please consult the Whitecaps Billet Coordinator, Alana Parno, 604.669.9283 ext 2250.

Procedures to initiate a criminal record check:

  • Criminal record checks for residents of Burnaby can be done at the following address:

    RCMP Main Detachment
    6355 Deer Lake Avenue,
    Burnaby, BC
    7 days a week 8am-8pm

    Criminal record checks can also be done at all community police offices.
  • Only the person whose criminal record is being checked can ask to have this done. Each individual must go down in person with two pieces of Canadian Government issued identification. One piece must have your photo and one piece must have your address. ID can be the following: Canadian passport, BC Driver's License, BC Care Card, BC Identification, Birth Certificate, Canadian Citizenship Card, or Permanent Resident Card.
  • A criminal record check costs approximately $50. All costs associated with the check are the responsibility of the applicant.
  • Once you receive your criminal record check back from the RCMP, you must mail the original into the Whitecaps Office attention Alana Parno, 550-375 Water St. Vancouver, BC V6B 5C6
  • If you have a criminal record, this does not automatically prevent you from becoming a billet host. Depending upon the nature of the offence, you may or may not be permitted into the program. Criminal Record Checks now include searches through the following systems:
    • Legacy RMS records before 2001
    • Versadex records after 2001
    • LEIP Outside agency’s local records who are on the Versadex system
    • JUSTIN Provincial Court Records
    • CPIC National Police Records, including Criminal Convictions, Warrants, Stay of Proceedings, Acquittals, Dismissed cases, Conditional Discharges, and Sexual Offences that have been pardoned.
    • PIRS local RCMP records

    Checks may include some traffic violations, if your checks come back positive because of traffic violations or another charge that you feel is irrelevant to your position as a billet host, it is your responsibility to get the information in writing from the RCMP detailing the results.
  • A criminal record check is required for each Canadian individual, 19 years or older residing in your home on a full or part-time basis.