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What is a Vulnerable Sector Search?

Where Can I Get a Vulnerable Sector Search in Calgary, Alberta?

Grandma with grandsonFingerprinting service has been privatized in Calgary.  That means for MOST cases, you must go to a private fingerprinting agency (like ours) for most of your fingerprint services.

HOWEVER, you must go to the Calgary Police Service to get a vulnerable sector search. Do not go to a private fingerprinting agency for a Vulnerable Sector Search.

For more information about Calgary Police Vulnerable Sector Search click here:

You may also download and print the Calgary Police Service instructions here:

What is a Vulnerable Sector Search?

This question is answered in great detail by the RCMP. Their definition of a vulnerable sector search is as follows:

“A vulnerable sector check is an enhanced criminal record check. This type of record check was created in 2000 to protect children and vulnerable persons and is governed by section 6.3(3) of the Criminal Records Act. Policies and procedures related to vulnerable sector checks can be found in the Dissemination of Criminal Record Information policy and the Ministerial Directive Concerning the Release of Criminal Record Information by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.”

Vulnerable sector checks are used to verify if an individual has a Record Suspension (formerly Pardon) for sex offenses. They also include checks of national databases maintained by the RCMP and local police records where the applicant lives.

For more frequently asked questions about a vulnerable sector search, go to the RCMP website here:

Services Provided by Canadian Legal Resource Centre Inc.

  • Ink and Digital Fingerprinting Services (excluding Vulnerable Sector Searches);
  • Uncontested Divorces and Legal Separation Agreements;
  • Record Suspensions (Pardons) and U.S. Waivers of Inadmissibility
  • Commissioner for Oaths

Also available at our location, by appointment:  Notary Services, Lawyer Services, and Passport Photographs.

About the Canadian Legal Resource Centre Inc.

  • We are one of the longest-running fingerprint agents in Canada. We’ve been fingerprinting since 1995.
  • We are RCMP Accredited and Certified Fingerprint Agency.
  • We’ve won the Consumer Choice Awards.
  • We assist with a variety of paralegal services.
  • We have helped over 30,000 people since 1995.
  • We pride ourselves on providing fantastic customer care.