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.