About ClearNeed
ClearNeed was founded in 2004 to provide all Canadians with a quick response to fingerprint based certified criminal record verifications.

Our Affiliates across the country access the ClearNeed electronic submission network to provide reliable on site digital fingerprinting services in support of your important personal needs such as; adoptions, foreign travel, employment, volunteer work, immigration to Canada, Canadian citizenship, record suspensions (pardons), name change and permanent residency in foreign countries.

Your Background Check

ClearNeed and its network of experienced independent Affiliates across Canada provide access to reliable, cost effective electronic fingerprint and ink and roll conversion services.

Why Electronic Fingerprints ?

The RCMP will only release certified criminal history details with the submission of fingerprints through the Real Time Identification System (RTID). Electronic or Digital Fingerprinting allows RTID to process your submission within as little as 72 hours compared to 120 days for ink and roll submissions.

ClearNeed and its affiliates have the ability to convert ink and roll fingerprint cards to an electronic format to reduce the RCMP processing time to as little as 72 hours.

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Canada Wide Locations

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