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police check

To take part on the Camp Canada programme we need for you to have a clean criminal background. The way we confirm this is for you to undergo criminal background check and upload your certificate to your profile. The certificate should be from your home country, as well as any other countries you have lived in for more than six consecutive months since the age of 18. If your country isn't listed below, please visit the Immigration and Citizenship of Canada website for more instructions.

important information about police checks

If your country is not listed below with specific details, you must obtain the highest level of criminal background check available in your country.

No other types of criminal background check will be accepted. Police checks must be dated within the current placement year or within 2 months of your application date. If you an unsure if your current certificate will be accepted, or if it’s the right one, please email the Community Success Team on communitysuccess@campcanada.ca and we’ll be able to help.

Some criminal background checks require the following information:

Organization requesting the certificate: Camp Canada by Nyquest 3 Hill Place, Toronto, ON, M6C 3E4, Canada Email: info@campcanada.ca

Confirmation of program enrolment/registration:

If confirmation of program enrollment/registration is required, you should upload your signed program agreement and your acceptance email.

United Kingdom

You will need to apply for a Basic DBS check

Apply for a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to get a copy of your criminal record. This is called 'basic disclosure'. It costs £18.

What you'll need to apply for a basic DBS:

  • all your addresses for the last 5 years and the dates you lived there
  • your National Insurance number
  • your passport
  • your driving licence

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  • The service is available from 8am to 11:30pm.
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You will need a federal police check code 28:


Please note that this is a different police check than the one you need for your Working Holiday Visa.

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New Zealand

You will need a Ministry of Justice Police Certificate:


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