A police certificate, also known as a police check or a police clearance, is a document issued by the government or police in a country that details whether a person has a criminal record or not. They may be called police clearance certificates, good conduct certificates, judicial record extracts, or some other name depending on the country in question.
If you are applying to come to Canada as a live-in caregiver, tourist, student or temporary worker, you (and all family members coming with you) may be asked to get one done but if you are applying for permanent residence, you (and all family members coming with you) definitely have to get one.
The purpose for the police clearance is to make sure that those entering Canada do not pose security risks to the country. If the police clearance is not in English or French, then it needs to be translated into either of these two languages. Here are two links from CIC on getting police clearance certificate:
Police Clearance Translation in Canada
Red Deer, AB
St. Albert, AB
Medicine Hat, AB
Grand Prarie, AB
Prince Albert, SK
Moose Jaw, SK
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WARNING: If you receive a translation without the translator’s name on it, a Translator’s Number, or if you see a Commissioner for Oaths has stamped the document, it was probably not done by a Certified Translator.
Save Time Online
One of the benefits of working with Languages in Motion is that you can scan and upload your police clearance online. You can choose from three different types of secure delivery services:
- Express Service (1-2 business days or 24-48 hours)
- Regular Service (3-4 business days)
- Economy (5-9 business days)
Delivery fees are included in the price so you can either have the document delivered to any address in Canada by FedEx or Canada Post or you can pick it up at our office.
What LiM needs from you:
Please provide an original, high definition scan or a certified true copy of the police clearance. This ensures that the important details such as name, date issued, can be clearly seen and the translation can proceed without any problems. If you choose to scan and send your police clearance, please make sure that all information on the document is clearly visible. If the document is in a language with non-English Characters such as Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Japanese or Hindi, please include the correct English spelling of all names in the document(s).