The Ontario Government is committed to protecting the safety and security of its employees, clients, public, government assets, and information. This process is crucial for vendors and contractors engaged with the Ontario Public Service (OPS). The Contractor Security Screening Request and Verification Form is used to confirm certain pieces of information related to hired Contractors. All-Canada Notary can help verify the identity of the person signing the document.
Who May Be Screened?
Understanding who falls under the umbrella of contractor security screening is vital. The term ‘contractor’ encompasses a broad spectrum of entities including:
- Corporations, partnerships, or sole proprietorships
- Individuals, including employees and subcontractors
- Non-OPS individuals employed in public bodies who supply goods or services to ministries, CPBs, or IO
This wide definition ensures a comprehensive approach to security, covering various forms of contractual relationships.
Types of Screening
The security screening process is not one-size-fits-all but tailored to specific risks. Mandatory checks include:
- Verification of Identity
- Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)
Additional checks might be required, such as:
- Vulnerable Sector Check
- Driver’s Record Check
- Credit Check
- Fingerprint Check
For those who have lived outside Canada for more than six consecutive months in the last five years, an Out-of-Country Police Certificate is also necessary.
The Contractor Security Screening Request and Verification Form
The Government utilizes the Contractor Security Screening Request and Verification Form to authenticate specific details about contracted workers. This document necessitates that a Company Security Officer or a designated verifier confirm the identity of the individual signing the form. For this document’s requirements, a Notary Public is recognized as a valid verifier. Completing this form requires presenting two forms of government-issued photo ID to our Notary Public. Upon verification, the Notary will endorse the form and apply their official seal next to their signature.
How All-Canada Notary can help?
All-Canada Notary can be your approved verifier to verify the identity of the person signing the document. We offer a full suite of notarial services. Book an appointment now using our easy online booking. Visit one of our convenient in-person locations near you or use our online/remote commissioning services.