Frequently Asked Canada Immigration Background Check Questions (FAQ)> Immigration Categories > FAQ > Background Check
10.1 What is a Background Check?
Background check includes criminal (Police Clearance) and security (National Security) checks.
10.2 What is a Police Clearance?
All adult applicants for immigration to Canada and ALL their dependents, whether accompanying or not, are required to contact the police or relevant authority of each country where they have lived for six months or longer in the last ten years and obtain the necessary police certificate or clearance stating that they do not have criminal convictions.
10.3 What is a National Security Check?
A National Security check procedures identify persons seeking admission who are, or have been, involved in espionage, subversion, or terrorism.
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