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 Canadian 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.
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 complete 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.
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.
A complete application means submission and receipt of everything noted in the application checklist. This includes, but is not limited to, the application form, all original transcripts, clinical experience records, Vulnerable Sector Check and Letter(s) of Standing. As well as proof of eligibility to work in Canada, photo ID, NRP, CPR and ES certificates, and jurisprudence certificate. The application fee as well as the initial registration fee must also be received by the College to complete the application. If paying by installments, the cheques/money orders for both the first and the second installment must be received before registration
Note: Please be advised that in the event that there is a delay with your registration, you will be asked to submit a new copy of your proof of eligibility to work in Canada, photo ID, or NRP, CPR, or ES certificates, if they have expired or will no longer be valid as of the date of registration. You will also be asked to submit a new Vulnerable Sector Check if it is no longer deemed valid
Obtaining 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 complete registration application is submitted to the College.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
Police Reference Check Program
40 College Street
Toronto ON M5G 2J3