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September 28, 2020
Ontario Privacy Reform
PBSA Canada Council's letter to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services regarding Reforming Privacy in Ontario's Private Sector
September 24, 2020
PBSA Canada Council Commentaires sur le Projet de loi no 64
PBSA Canada Council Commentaires sur le Projet de loi no 64
September 24, 2020
PBSA Canada Council's Comments on Quebec's Bill 64
English translation of the PBSA Canada Council's comments on Quebec's Bill 64
July 3, 2018
Program Catalog - Global Learning Center
This provides a listing of programs available in the PBSA Global Learning Center. Instructions for accessing the Global Learning Center and searching by country are also included.
September 10, 2020
10 Privacy Tips for Businesses - Canada
10 Privacy Tips for Businesses specific to Canada.
September 10, 2020
10 Tips for a Better Online Privacy Policy and Improved Privacy Practice Transparency - Canada
10 Tips for a Better Online Privacy Policy and Improved Privacy Practice Transparency - Canada
September 10, 2020
Obtain Meaningful Consent - Canada
Obtain Meaningful Consent - Canada
September 10, 2020
Screening and the Canadian Human Rights Commission
Screening and the Canadian Human Rights Commission
August 6, 2020
Credit History Searches Canada - Global Learning Center
Track: International | Presenter: Lia Chan, First Advantage | This program explores the various different Credit History Searches in Canada.
August 6, 2020
Credit History Searches Canada - Handout - Global Learning Center
Handout for Global Learning Center: Credit History Searches in Canada
June 5, 2020
Driver Checks Canada - Global Learning Center
Track: International | Presenter: Lia Chan, First Advantage | This program explores Driver Checks in Canada and the laws surrounding them.
June 5, 2020
Driver Checks Canada - Handout - Global Learning Center
Handout for Global Learning Center: Driver Checks Canada
February 18, 2020
Announcing the Canada Council Leadership
PBSA announces the 2020 Canada Council Leadership
January 23, 2020
Use of the Driver's Licence Number in Background Checking (Canada)
Practical Guidance for Use of the Driver's Licence Number in Background Checking in Canada.
October 10, 2019
NAPBS Canada Comments to the OPC
NAPBS Canada Chapter Submits Comments to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada on transfers for processing.
March 19, 2014
Use of the Social Insurance Number in the Employment Screening Industry (Canada)
Practical guidance for using Social Insurance Number in Canada
May 30, 2018
Guidance on Inappropriate Data Practices: Interpretation and Application of Subsection 5(3)
The Guidance on inappropriate data practices: Interpretation and application of subsection 5(3) outlines prohibited data practices, according to PIPEDA and comes into effect July 1, 2018.
May 30, 2018
Guidelines for Obtaining Meaningful Consent
The Guidelines for Obtaining Meaningful Consent are issued in concert with the Information and Privacy Commissioners in Alberta and British Columbia, who have legislation deemed substantially similar to PIPEDA and will be effective January 1, 2019. This delayed implementation is to ensure organizations have time to amend their practices, as necessary. The guidelines cover the principles for obtaining meaningful consent, which is a key requirement of privacy legislation in Canada and also includes a checklist of Must Do (legal obligations) and Should Do practices (best practices). The checklist can be found at https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/privacy-topics/collecting-personal-information/consent/gl_omc_201805/#_checklist.
April 11, 2018
Verifications & References in Canada - Global Learning Center
Track: International | Presenter: Rhonda Fairweather, First Advantage | This program explores verifications in Canada and the laws surrounding them. | This webinar sponsored by PreemploymentDirectory.com
April 11, 2018
Verifications & References in Canada - Handout - Global Learning Center
Handout for Verifications & References in Canada.
April 4, 2018
Canada Chapter Exemption Request for PRCRA, 2015
This letter was submitted on behalf of the NAPBS Canadian Chapter to respectfully submit this judicial notice for a complete exemption for our industry from the application of the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015
January 11, 2018
Decision on employee reference eases the fears 'to a certain extent'
What should an employer say when asked about a former employee who wasn't up to scratch?
August 15, 2017
NAPBS Canada - Leave Behind
NAPBS Canada Backgrounder
July 27, 2016
Canada Criminal Record Checks Fact Sheet
Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services | Individuals may be required to obtain a criminal record check for employment, volunteer work or other civil screening processes. In order to complete these checks, a search may be conducted against various police databases, including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) National Repository of Criminal Records. At present, searches of the National Repository of Criminal Records may be done either by name and date of birth, or fingerprints.
July 27, 2016
Services Canadiens D'identification Criminelle en Temps Reel
Services canadiens d'identification criminelle en temps reel | Les gens doivent parfois obtenir une attestation de verification de casier judiciaire en vue d'un emploi ou de benevolat ou a d'autres fins civiles. Diverses bases de donnees policieres sont consultees, y compris le Repertoire national des casiers judiciaires de la Gendarmerie royale du Canada (GRC). Les recherches dans le Repertoire national peuvent etre effectuees a partir du nom et de la date de naissance ou a partir des empreintes digitales.
May 5, 2016
Data Security and Cybercrime in Canada
Summary of the data protection environment in Canada. It outlines the legal framework, consent and CRA registration as well as data retention considerations. It also does a good job of highlighting data breach and security requirements as well as data transfer protocols which may be required, depending on the type of information in question.
April 2, 2016
Chapter Volunteer Leader Service Agreement
Agreement to provide time, expertise and resources to NAPBS and uphold the Mission and Purpose of the association and the NAPBS Global Advisory Council
March 30, 2016
Criminal Checks in Canada - Global Learning Center
Track: International | Presenters: Rhonda Fairweather, First Advantage Canada; Michelle Leblond, PlusOne Solutions | This program explores criminal checks in Canada and the laws surrounding them. | This webinar is sponsored by PreemploymentDirectory.com.
March 30, 2016
Criminal Checks in Canada - Handout - Global Learning Center
Handout for Criminal Checks in Canada.
November 30, 2015
Health Cards & Health Numbers
The Personal Health Information Protection Act
September 25, 2015
Canada Chapter Useful Links and Resources
Canada Chapter links
April 9, 2015
Changement propose au processus de verification du casier judiciaire a la dactyloscopie
Proposed Change to Criminal Record Check Process to Fingerprint Submissions (French)
April 9, 2015
Mandating Fingerprint Criminal Record Checks in Canada: Time for An Informed Dialogue
Mandating Fingerprint Criminal Record Checks in Canada: Time for An Informed Dialogue
April 9, 2015
Proposed Change to Criminal Record Check Process to Fingerprint Submissions
Proposed Change to Criminal Record Check Process to Fingerprint Submissions
April 9, 2015
Rendre obligatoire la verification de casier judiciaire a partir d'empreintes digitales au Canada: c'est le temps d'avoir un dialogue eclaire
Mandating Fingerprint Criminal Record Checks in Canada: Time for An Informed Dialogue - French

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