Homadorma Background Check Badge

  • What is Homadorma Background Check Badge?

    Homestays that have completed background check procedure with law enforcement department will be awarded a Background Check Badge.

    There are 3 different Background Check Badges, depending on how recent the check was completed:


    Completed less than 2 years ago

    Completed between 2-5 years ago

    Completed more than 5 years ago

    Who needs to conduct a background check in my family?
    Checks on the host and the spouse (if applicable) are sufficient for Homadorma. However, you may wish to check the school board extra requirements if you'd like to earn school board badges. Some school boards may require additional checks on other adult family members.

    Should I conduct vulnerable or regular background check?
    Regular checks are sufficient for Homadorma. However, you may wish to check the school board extra requirements if you'd like to earn school board badges. Some school boards may require vulnerable sector check instead.

  • How do I get Homadorma Background Check Badge?

    There are two ways of getting your Homadorma Background Check Badge:

    1. Get your Homadorma background check online for faster turnaround time. The result could be available in as soon as 24 hours
    2. Consult your local police station to know more about the background check you need to go through, get the document and upload it through your Badges to Earn page to obtain approval. It generally takes 5-20 business days subject to police station availability
  • What is the standard of Background Check Badge?

    The regulation of how the criminal background checks could be conducted varies by province and municipality in Canada. As a non-governmental organization, Homadorma does not have direct access to such records without the consent of the subject. In order to build a secure homestay environment for students, Homadorma invites hosts to conduct criminal background checks at mybackcheck.com, or submit a previously completed background check from the police. Each method has its own benefits and limitations.

    Our recommended method is mybackcheck.com. Hosts need to go through online ID check including various questions about credit history to verify the identity. A criminal background report will then be accessible by Homadorma online. We prefer this method because it is fast and reliable.

    Some hosts may have completed the background checks from other channels. Hosts may upload the documents to homadorma.com as it does not incur additional cost. Our security officer checks files uploaded on a weekly basis. In order to verify the authenticity of the document, our security officers need to check the seal, the signature, and may contact local police to inquire directly. The result, however, is less reliable compared to going through the system at mybackcheck.com.

  • Do I have to get the Background Check Badge to make booking with students?

    No, you don’t need a background check badge to accept bookings from students. However, homestays with such badges rank higher than yours and get more exposure to the students. More exposure leads to better chance of getting booked. Without the badge, students may consider your homestays not qualified by homadorma standards.

  • What is the cost of a background check?

    The cost of background check completed at regional police level is set by the regional police service. You may consult the local police office.

    Alternatively get your Homadorma background check online for faster turnaround time. The cost is $30 per family member. Both the host and the spouse (if applicable) need to conduct background checks in order to earn the background check badge.

  • Is providing background check to Homadorma secure?

    The background check you provide to Homadorma is governed by our Terms and Conditions and transmitted using SSL, the same secure encryption that websites use to transmit credit card numbers. Only authorized Homadorma employees are allowed access to your background check information for troubleshooting or internal purposes.

  • I have done a police check in the past. Do I need to do it again?

    Please photo or scan your previous background check, and upload. We will consider the time and category of the background check on a case by case basis.

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