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A vulnerable sector check is a special type of criminal record check required for applicants who will be in a position of trust or authority over children, the elderly, the disabled, or another vulnerable group. This would be a second form we would give you to fill out. Before you leave our office we would conduct a search which involves a name-based search of the national repository of criminal convictions and a query of the pardoned sex-offender database. In some cases applicants may be required to submit their fingerprints if there is a match based on either name or a combination of gender and date of birth to a pardoned sex offender record. If fingerprints are not required we would process as usual in two business days and there could be the processing fee ($20.00)depending on employment or volunteering. If fingerprints are required we would have that done while applicant is still present and a third form would have to be filled out to send along with fingerprints to Ottawa. If you are having this done for employment reasons we would also request a certified cheque or money order in the amount of $25.00 made out to "Receiver General of Canada" which we would also enclose with the form and the fingerprints sent to Ottawa. If prints are to be sent to Ottawa the processing time could be approximately three months. Once we receive your prints back from Ottawa we would give you a call, process a letter for you based on the findings from Ottawa. When you come into office to pick up letter we would request to see ID and proof of payment from City Hall of $20.00 if for employment and of course if volunteer the fee would be waived.

Note: Summerside Police Services only provides this service to residents of Summerside.