Background Checks

Vulnerable Sector Screening


Vulnerable Sector Screenings (VSS) are processed by Records Management Services (RMS). These applications can be obtained by your employer whose agency (organization) must be registered with of our Police Reference Check Program. A VSS will not be accepted from an agency which is not registered.


How do I submit my Vulnerable Sector Screening application?

  • Obtain a copy of the Vulnerable Sector Screening form from your agency (sample form in English / French)
  • Ensure the form is printed on legal sized paper – it will not be accepted in any other format or size
  • Ensure the entire form is completed in full and signed by yourself and designated agency contact person
  • Payment must be attached to your VSS by either yourself or your agency. See below for Cost and Acceptable Forms of Payment.

Cost and Acceptable Forms of Payment

  • VSS Employment Applications - $65.00
  • VSS Volunteer and Student Applications - $20.00
  • If you are under the age of 18, there is no cost for VSS Employment or Volunteer Applications.
  • Certified cheques, Business cheques and Money Orders are accepted forms of payment and must be made payable to the Toronto Police Service. Personal cheques are not accepted.

Processing Time

  • 10 business days from receipt of request. Processing times may fluctuate due to volume and time of year.

How do I receive my VSS results?

  • The results of your VSS is mailed to you (the applicant) directly
  • VSS results are never disclosed to the agency you are intending to work/volunteer with
  • It is your responsibility to provide your agency with the results of your screening

Contact us

If you require further clarification, please contact us at one of the following numbers:

  • PRCP Information Line – 416-808-7991 (Please note that in-person services are currently unavailable)
  • PRCP section, answered Monday/Wednesday/Friday – 416-808-8244
  • Vulnerable Sector Status Update Line – 416-808-8253
  • Mailing address:
      Records Management Services Unit,
      Toronto Police Service,
      40 College Street,
      Toronto, ON M5G 2J3
  • Email address: ReferenceCheckProgram@torontopolice.on.ca

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