Criminal Record Check (CRC)

A current criminal record check (CRC) including the vulnerable sector screening is mandatory for all Teacher Education students prior to any placement in a school. The document must be valid and cover the entire academic year of the program (August 26 - April 30).


Steps to follow

  1. In  June :  Initiate the process to request your police record check from your local police service. As the document is valid for only one year, you must repeat this process for the second year of your program at the same time the following year.
  2. Prior to the beginning of the school year, send a COPY of the criminal record check (CRC) including the vulnerable sector to the Faculty of Education to: educprog@uOttawa.ca and KEEP THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT to show school boards.

Please note that your school placement cannot take place until we receive this document. Keep in mind that the waiting period to obtain this document can vary between two and fourteen weeks.

Additional information

Your police record check must cover your last five years of residency.

If you have lived outside of Canada during this period, you must provide a Canadian vulnerable sector screening AND a vulnerable sector screening or equivalent from the country or countries where you have lived.

If you have never lived in Canada, you must provide a vulnerable sector screening or equivalent from the country or countries where you lived AND, upon your arrival in Canada, a Canadian vulnerable sector screening.

Please contact Rema Boushey at CPRM@uOttawa.ca for assistance if you have lived outside of Canada for more than six months in the last five years.

Limited uOttawa assistance

The University of Ottawa assists students with criminal record checks when they are doing placements for credits towards their degree. If a criminal record check is required for employment or licensing (e.g., Ontario College of Teachers, Catholic District School Board), contact the potential employer or licensing body for assistance.

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