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Background check question

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Answer "No"!
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I would get myself a police check to make sure you are clear. If nothing is found, then you can safely say "no"
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tonershop wrote: I would get myself a police check to make sure you are clear. If nothing is found, then you can safely say "no"
Why waste money, when the discharge was 10yrs ago and will not show up?
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Just say 'NO' goddammit! It was 10 years ago!

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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HR here:

Most companies and backcheck look for convictions, however some industries/orgs will do a deeper dive. If this is a RCMP check for the cannabis industry, they look at EVERYTHING.

If it's not a sensitive industry, you'll be fine.
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bhrm wrote: HR here:

Most companies and backcheck look for convictions, however some industries/orgs will do a deeper dive. If this is a RCMP check for the cannabis industry, they look at EVERYTHING.

If it's not a sensitive industry, you'll be fine.
A conditional discharge would have been purged from the national RCMP database after 3 years.
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vkizzle wrote: A conditional discharge would have been purged from the national RCMP database after 3 years.
They look into if you ever had an interactions with the law and or gang related activity.
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bhrm wrote: They look into if you ever had an interactions with the law and or gang related activity.
"Looking" doesn't mean it will be produced on the report.
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At the end of the day, it's all on you.
Should it not be disclosed on the report, you just opened up a can of worms.
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vkizzle wrote: At the end of the day, it's all on you.
Should it not be disclosed on the report, you just opened up a can of worms.
Ditto.... the question was really wide "Have you ever been charged, found guilty, convicted, charges withdrawn or discharged....." and there is no time frame specified, so technically, the answer should be Yes. The question wasn't whether you have a criminal record.

If you answer "yes", you may or may not get the job. But if you explain fully the situation and maybe they won't make it a negative because of the circumstances. We all do some stupid things when we are younger. They may see that as a positive as you are perfectly honest about it rather than try to hide it and you made your amends.

If you answer "no" and then sometime later, someone learns about your past conviction, they have grounds to terminate you immediately for being dishonest and lying. And they are left wondering what else didn't you disclose.

At the end of the day, it's all on you.

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