1. Understand how criminal record checks work

A criminal record check shows only crimes that you were of in court. A does not appear on a criminal record check because a peace bond is not a conviction.

A criminal record check also can’t include:

  • outstanding charges and warrants
  • any crime that you got an for
  • any crime that you got an for
  • convictions where you were granted a ()
  • summary offences you were convicted of more than 5 years before you asked for the check

You may have to get a criminal record check when you apply for:

  • job or volunteer applications
  • immigration purposes
  • by-law licenses

If you’re charged with criminal offences and sign a peace bond to deal with your case, the Crown will withdraw or stay your criminal charges. Criminal charges that are or do not appear on a criminal record.

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