Fingerprints are required for many reasons:
- Vulnerable Sector Searches;
- To obtain the complete details of a criminal record;
- For immigration purposes; and
- Employment with some companies, to name a few;
CSI Fingerprinting Services personnel will provide fingerprinting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada area by appointment only and are sent to the RCMP electronically.
All CSI personnel have undergone screening including fingerprint background checks, credit checks, and have been issued security clearances under Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS) in Ottawa.
We provide an essential service to the public and many organizations that require fingerprints in a prompt, professional and courteous manner. Confidentiality and Privacy of your information is ensured due to PIPEDA and privacy legislation compliance.
Credentials and Accreditation
CSI is accredited by the Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS) branch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to provide fingerprint-based Criminal History Checks. CCRTIS has partnered with Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), Canadian Industrial Security Directorate, to develop a new process for accrediting private companies to take fingerprints for non-criminal purposes. CSI is affiliated with Gambit Fingerprinting, which allows us to offer fingerprinting services across Canada.
Accreditation is a process whereby the business and the individuals in that business who handle sensitive or private information are screened to ensure the safety of the public. These background checks include fingerprint-based criminal history, credit checks and address history screening for individuals. In addition, the organization and its directors, officers and controlling shareholders are reviewed in detail. The physical business also undergoes a security audit to ensure appropriate document and information handling procedures are in place. CSI has been accredited by CCRTIS and will continue to undergo periodic compliance reviews by CCRTIS and PWGSC. CCRTIS accreditation procedures assess the security and administrative operations of private fingerprinting companies that intend to take fingerprints for civil and/or refugee purposes, and submit the fingerprints as live electronic transactions to the national repository for criminal record verification.
Certification is a process whereby the software and systems used in the fingerprint submission process are tested for compliance against international and RCMP specifications to ensure reproducibility of results. Both the systems and the components are certified in end-to-end testing. Fingerprint quality in both the capturing and printing processes is very important, as is the compliance of individual data items and reference numbers. All CSI systems and components have met or exceeded the standards as set by CCRTIS. CCRTIS certification processes ensure that contributing agencies are capable of electronically submitting National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) compliant transactions to the national repository. The process enables agencies to perform end-to-end verification within a formal certification environment prior to becoming operational.
All CSI personnel have undergone personnel screening, including fingerprint background checks and credit checks, and have been issued security clearances under CCRTIS.
Types of Services
CSI offers two types of fingerprinting services.
- Electronic Submission:
Fingerprints are sent to RCMP electronically. All results are returned via Canada Post regular mail from Civil Fingerprinting Screening Services (CFSS) in Ottawa. Clear results are returned in approximately in a week to ten days and unclear are a minimum of 6 months.
- Ink and Roll:
In some rare instances, Provincial Government departments or clearances require that the fingerprints be taken and processed on a physical fingerprint card only. This process takes a minimum of 90 days.
CSI is an approved fingerprinting company. Call for an appointment at 902-450-0697 or 888-818-5251.