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Your Job Search and A Criminal Record Check

YWCA Saskatoon’s Employment and Learning Centre remains closed for in-person programs in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  In order to support your ongoing job search, we will continue to provide remote services via email, telephone and online (Facebook).

We believe it is important to maintain your job search momentum. As such the Employment and Learning Centre will offer you daily job search advice and support that you can complete from home.

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As many of you will know, a Criminal Record Check is required for many jobs including the retail sector, and those serving vulnerable people including seniors, children and the disabled.  Some of these employers remain open and maybe hiring.  In order to improve your chances of being hired, you should have all your ducks in a row, when applying… Job Search Documents targeting the sector, a First Aid Certificate, Food Safe Certificate, and a Criminal Record Check.

The Saskatoon Police Service continues to accept applications for Criminal Record Checks online at http://policesolutions.ca/checks/services/saskatoon .

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the SPS is closed to the public until further notice. The SPS will not be providing the Vulnerable Sector, however, the basic on-line Record Check can still be provided.

In order to apply, you must be a current resident of Saskatoon. Applicants residing outside of Saskatoon must have their Criminal Records Check completed by the RCMP in the jurisdiction where they reside.

Please be aware, you will require two pieces of Government issued ID – one of which must be a valid photo and both pieces of ID must be in the same last name.   And for a ‘regular’ Criminal Record Check, there will be a fee of $45 along with a $9.95 processing/authentication fee, payable in Interac, Visa, MasterCard or American Express.  For current clients of the Employment and Learning Centre, we may be able to assist you with the cost.  You may wish to consult prior to spending any money.

Your Employment and Learning staff are in the office or are working remotely through email or over the telephone.  Should you have any questions or require assistance in your job search, feel free to contact any of your Employment and Learning staff for support.  You can reach us at:

Stay motivated; stay healthy as you achieve your employment goals.