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Get the Real Deal!

Get the Real Deal!

There are only two ways for an employer to obtain a criminal background check on an applicant or an employee. In Canada, before a police agency can conduct a criminal records check on anyone, they must obtain signed informed consent from the individual. Your employer cannot conduct a criminal check without your consent. Neither can your father-in-law to be or...

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Is VSS the best solution? Understanding VSS

Is VSS the best solution?  Understanding VSS

To VSS or not to VSS? [caption id="attachment_63462" align="alignleft" width="300"] Employers who currently require applicants to submit to a Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) as part of their background screening should consider the benefits of conducting Enhanced Criminal Records searches in their place.[/caption] More and more we are finding that the VSS search, which is in essence a search of the...

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Is it an apple or an orange? Comparing services

Is it an apple or an orange?  Comparing services

Glad that's in the rearview! Well, put a pin in 2020! Boy that was the year from hell! Here at CSI Screening we have turned our back firmly on the year which shall not be named, and are trying to look positively at 2021. One thing we have been looking forward to for a long time is the launch of...

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Social Insurance Number (SIN)

Social Insurance Number (SIN)

SIN Card QUESTION :  Can I use my SIN Card as a piece of ID?  ANSWER:        The SIN card is not accepted by CPIC as a valid piece of ID as it can be easily manipulated or copied. Fingerprints are now required for Federal Government Contract work in Canada.

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Standard Criminal Check vs Enhanced Criminal Check

Standard Criminal Check vs Enhanced Criminal Check

Is more really better? In the world of background screening the answer is usually YES! Do you know there is a standard criminal records check and an Enhanced version? The standard criminal records search will return an affirmative response from the RCMP if the applicant truthfully self-declares all of the indictable criminal offenses which he or she has been convicted...

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Bad Hire = Big Losses

Bad Hire = Big Losses

It’s easy to think that the bigger the organization is the harder it is to maintain control and know your people, thus keeping your business, customers and employees safe. While that is true to some degree, it is the smaller businesses and organizations that have more to lose when the worst happens – you’ve made a bad hire. In larger...

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Welcome to the New and Improved CSI

Welcome to the New and Improved CSI

We welcome you to the new CSI Background Screening website that has been a labor in the background to bring you the best experience possible when dealing with background searches. Whether your a new hire, or a company hiring a new employee, we know that the experience is much likened to extending a family.

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