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    i'm curious to know what they actually look for during background check
    because we provice police certificates and fbi or whatever fingerprint
    check etc.

    what is the procedure?

    i mean how do they go about, doing
    the background check. can anyone explain it in simple language?
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    There are several different checks. Criminal check deals with verifying if
    person has any criminal record and it is basically covered by police
    certificates. Background check mainly verifies education and experience
    credentials.

    Then there is background/security check which is conducted completely
    outside of and independently from Canadian immigration by Canadian
    intelligence and security agencies, with and/or without cooperation of
    proper authorities in all countries applicant resided since age 18 (for some
    nationals since age 16). It looks into applicant's background, activities,
    associations, etc. to determine if person was and/or is involved in any
    espionage, terrorism, organized crime, radical groups, crimes against
    humanity, etc. - how it is done and what is found is classified and CIC only
    receives "positive" or "negative" decision.

    Simple enough?

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    i'm curious to know what they actually look for during background check because we provice police certificates and fbi or whatever fingerprint check etc. what is the procedure? i mean how do they go about, doing the background check. can anyone explain it in simple language? tks -- Posted via http://britishexpats.com


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    Hi Andrew,

    As you told the CIC check for credentials in Background
    check. But those who apply with CSQ, they just include their copies of
    birth certificate and passport but do not include anything regarding
    their wokexperience , education or other papers. Moreover the the PR
    appilication form does not contain enough information about applicant's
    job experience isuues.

    Then for Quebec skill workers, how CIC do
    background check for credentials ? Or it is done by the immigration
    Quebec before issuing CSQ.

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    Thanks Andrew, that was simple and comprehensive.

    but that leads to
    another question!
    is the background check done after interview waiver
    only about espionage, violence agains human rights etc? or does it also
    include cheks on work experience etc?


    im asking this because, i may
    have to call my previous employers and alert them that they might calls
    from canada immigration (only because its been in some cases more than 2
    years since i was last employed there and i dont expect them to remember
    my name, job profile etc.)
    also i changed from H1 to F1, and intimated
    them about it immediately sending copies of my f1 visa. but later i
    received a letter asking me to send along with other final documents, my
    current work experience letter. i however send them a mail back
    explaining that i dont work anywhere as its against us rules to do so in
    F1 and also mentioned that i sent a copy of my F1 visa/120 a few months
    earlier for their reference.

    so, given these, am i expecting them to
    call my previous employers?
    thanks


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    In article <1357363.1081488025@britishexpats.com>, Goodwisher wrote:
    As you told the CIC check for credentials in Background check. But those who apply with CSQ, they just include their copies of birth certificate and passport but do not include anything regarding their wokexperience , education or other papers. Moreover the the PR appilication form does not contain enough information about applicant's job experience isuues.
    I do not know about the truth of all this.

    Far as I know, Quebec Skilled Workers are still required to attach copies of
    work experience, educatione etc. and fill out Schedule-5 instead of the usual
    one to prove intent to reside in non-quebec Canada ...
    Then for Quebec skill workers, how CIC do background check for credentials ? Or it is done by the immigration Quebec before issuing CSQ.
    No, Immigration Quebec does not perform background checks, AFAIK.

    --ravi.


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    Thanks Andrew, that was simple and comprehensive.

    but that leads to
    another question!
    is the background check done after interview waiver
    only about espionage, violence agains human rights etc? or does it also
    include cheks on work experience etc?


    im asking this because, i may
    have to call my previous employers and alert them that they might calls
    from canada immigration (only because its been in some cases more than 2
    years since i was last employed there and i dont expect them to remember
    my name, job profile etc.)
    also i changed from H1 to F1, and intimated
    them about it immediately sending copies of my f1 visa. but later i
    received a letter asking me to send along with other final documents, my
    current work experience letter. i however send them a mail back
    explaining that i dont work anywhere as its against us rules to do so in
    F1 and also mentioned that i sent a copy of my F1 visa/120 a few months
    earlier for their reference.

    so, given these, am i expecting them to
    call my previous employers?
    thanks


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    Interview waiver if granted usually happens before any background checks
    start - so, expect background, verification and background/security checks
    to be underway for quite some time after waiver.

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    "anxious_glo" <member22036@british_expats.com> wrote in message
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    Thanks Andrew, that was simple and comprehensive. but that leads to another question! is the background check done after interview waiver only about espionage, violence agains human rights etc? or does it also include cheks on work experience etc? im asking this because, i may have to call my previous employers and alert them that they might calls from canada immigration (only because its been in some cases more than 2 years since i was last employed there and i dont expect them to remember my name, job profile etc.) also i changed from H1 to F1, and intimated them about it immediately sending copies of my f1 visa. but later i received a letter asking me to send along with other final documents, my current work experience letter. i however send them a mail back explaining that i dont work anywhere as its against us rules to do so in F1 and also mentioned that i sent a copy of my F1 visa/120 a few months earlier for their reference. so, given these, am i expecting them to call my previous employers? thanks -- Posted via http://britishexpats.com


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    They will check your criminal history - this may be done through a third party company or the police.

    They may do a credit check - although in some places its illegal to use that in consideration for hiring.

    They will do a reference check - calling your former or current bosses, or any people you list as a character reference.

    In more recent times social media checks are becoming more common. this involves searching for what you do on Facebook, Twitter, etc. This has caused a lot of controversy.


    Source:
    http://www.stuff4you.biz/stuff/backgroundcheck.html

    that answers frequently asked questions on various types of background checks.

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