A vulnerable sector check determines whether or not a person has a criminal record or a sexual offence conviction for which they've received a pardon. In some cases, fingerprints may be required for submission to the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records.
A vulnerable sector check must be carried out if you're applying to work in a paid or volunteer position where you’ll be in contact with children under the age of 18 or with vulnerable persons. A vulnerable person is anyone who, because of their age, a disability, or other circumstances, whether temporary or permanent, are in a position of dependence on others or are otherwise at greater risk than the general population of being harmed by persons in a position of authority or trust relative to them. Examples of such positions include teachers, social workers, daycare workers, and children’s sports coaches.