If you’re a Canadian citizen but have lived or studied abroad for over six months during the period covered by your background check, you may have to provide an out of country certificate (certificate of good standing).
Some departments may also require additional documentation such as:
- Proof of residency and/or employment such as a lease, proof of home ownership, home/car insurance, utility bills, proof of income, or proof of employment and income (employment letter with duration of employment and pay stub) or tax documents
- An original, official country or state police certificate or letter (also known as a good conduct certificate or judicial record extract) from law enforcement agencies in the country in which you resided
- The certificate(s) should provide a summary of your criminal record or a declaration of the absence of any criminal record.
- Passport(s) (photocopies of all pages of valid passport(s))
- Driver’s licence (photocopy — from Canada or an applicable country, if available)
- Travel documents such as receipts or airline documentation that account for travel and duration of travel outside of Canada (photocopies)
- Credit report or financial statements (e.g., bank account) (if credit card, loan or other financial accounts have been opened under your name abroad since you were 18)
Submit all police certificates or other documents in English or French. If documents are in another language, you must provide certified translations by a professional recognized by one of these two organizations :