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Vulnerable Sector Check

To ensure that the College is fulfilling its mandate of public protection under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, and the Midwifery Act, 1991, as of April 1, 2019, all applicants must submit the results of a Vulnerable Sector Check (VS Check) as part of their application for registration with the College.

In accordance with the Registration Regulation, prior to registration with the College, which enables employment as a midwife in Ontario, an applicant must be deemed suitable to practise the profession. To determine suitability, applicants must provide evidence that they have not been found guilty of any criminal offence, or other offence.  In addition, there must be nothing in an applicant’s previous conduct that would afford reasonable grounds for the belief that the applicant will not practise midwifery with decency, honesty, integrity and in accordance with the law.

Applying for a VS Check

With the exception of Toronto residents, to apply for your VS check, visit the website of your local police service for details regarding their specific process and payment details. Processing times may vary so we recommend applying for the VS Check well in advance of the date a registration application is submitted to the College.

To prevent delays and to ensure that your VS Check meets the Criminal Record Screening Policy College requirements, please ensure that your VS Check form is completed correctly and please note the following:

  • The applicant is responsible for obtaining the correct VS Check and paying all related fees.
  • The College only accepts original VS Checks issued within 6 months of the date a registration application is submitted to the College.
  • The VS Check must be completed on all the names (including middle and maiden names) the applicant is currently using and has used in the past
  • The applicant’s full legal name, previous names (if applicable) and date of birth on the VS Check must match the information provided to the College during the application process or it won’t be accepted.
  • Only original copies of the VS Check will be accepted.

If you currently live outside of Canada and are unable to obtain a VS Check, please contact the College at

Please note that a finding on any VS Check does not disqualify your application for registration and the application will be processed in accordance with the Criminal Record Screening Policy and Good Character Guide.

Toronto Applicants Only

For  a Toronto VS Check, applicants must come to the College in person to obtain a consent form.  The Toronto Police Service does not allow the College to distribute forms to applicants by email, mail, or fax.

To arrange an appointment to obtain a consent form, contact us at   Valid government issued ID will be required.

It is your responsibility to send your form and payment to Toronto Police Service.  The $65 payment can be made by certified cheque, or money order, payable to Toronto Police Service.  Your form and payment can be mailed to the following address, or dropped in the box located in the Toronto Police Service lobby:

Toronto Police Service
Police Reference Check Program
40 College Street
Toronto ON M5G 2J3