Softcheck™
What is Softcheck?
Softcheck is a real-time public information search that searches over 110,000 databases from over 240 countries looking for criminal records, court decisions, negative press, social profiles, public biographies, past employment and more.
Softcheck™
5 seconds
Charges
Corporate Black Lists
Court Cases
Education
Eviction Records
Fraud Watch Lists
Fugative Lists
Negative News / Adverse Media
No Fly Lists
Police Watch lists
Previous Employment
Public Profiles
Sex Offender Registries
Status (Arrested, Charged, Convicted, Aquitted)
Global (240 Countries)
2.5 Billion Adverse Media Articles
100+ US Courts
350 Canadian Courts, Boards & Tribunals
$9.99
Certn Criminal Record Check
Time
Less than 24 hours
Data Types
CPIC
PIC
FIP
Data Sources
RCMP
FBI
Local Police
Price
$29.99
Competitors
Up to 7 days
CPIC
RCMP
FBI
Up to $70
How accurate is Softcheck?
Softcheck uses advanced artificial intelligence to ensure that we collect and attribute risk relevant data with 99% accuracy.
How does Softcheck compare to CPIC or a formal criminal record check?
Save Time
Softcheck provides results in an average of 5 seconds. Criminal record checks take up to 7 business days.
Get More Data
Most criminal record checks will only let you know of the existence of a criminal record without further consent or fingerprinting.
Softcheck will tell you if there is a record as well as any charges, court cases, the status of the file and more. See below for a full list of event status’. Softcheck looks at records from around the world, 240 countries to be exact.
Improve Applicant Experience:
Softcheck does not require the same level of consent because all of the data we collect is public.
Criminal record checks require explicit consent and sometimes secondary consent.
Reduce Risk
Softchecks can be run regularly without further consent to manage risk with your clients, contractors, employees and vendors.
What stages of criminal proceedings can Softcheck see?
Accused
Acquit, Not Guilty
Disciplinary, Regulatory Action
Audit
Alleged
Appeal
Arbitration
Arraigned
Arrested
Associated with, Seen with
Censure
Charged
Complaint Filed
Confession
Conspire
Convict, Conviction
Deported
Dismissed
Expelled
Fine - Less than $10,000
Fine - More than $10,000
Government Official
Indict, Indictment
Licensing Action
Lien
Plea
Probe
Revoked Registration
Sanction
Settlement or Suit
Seizure
Served Jail Time
Suspended
Suspected
Trial
Wanted
What does Softcheck search for?
Softcheck searches for the following categories of events:
Abuse (Domestic, Elder, Child)
Arson
Assault, Battery
Questionable Billing Practices
Bankruptcy
Firm Specific Blacklists
Bribery, Graft, Kickbacks, Political Corruption
Burglary
Business Crimes (Antitrust, Bankruptcy, Price Fixing)
Counterfeiting, Forgery
Financial Condition Risk
Conspiracy (No specific crime named)
Copyright Infringement (Intellectual Property, Electronic Piracy)
Computer Related, Cyber Crime
Default Risk
Denied Entity
Eviction Records
Possession of Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
Trafficking or Distribution of Drugs
DUI, DWI
Environmental Crimes (Poaching, Illegal Logging, Animal Cruelty)
Foreign Agent Registration Act
Former OFAC
Forfeiture
Former Sanctions
Fraud, Scams, Swindles
Escape, Fugitive
Illegal Gambling
Health Care Disciplines
Human rights, Genocide, War crimes
Possession or Sale of Guns, Weapons and Explosives
Identity Theft, Impersonation
Illegal Prostitution, Promoting Illegal Prostitution
Iran Connect
Kidnapping, Abduction, Held Against Will
Legalized Marijuana Dispensaries
Loan Sharking, Usury, Predatory Lending
Misconduct
Money Laundering
Mortgage Related
Money Services Business
Murder, Manslaughter (Committed, Planned or Attempted)
Non Specific Crime
Obscenity Related, Child Pornography
Organized Crime, Criminal Association, Racketeering
Person Political
Performance Risk
Public Intoxication, Lewdness, Trespassing
False Filings, False Statements, Perjury, Obstruction of Justice
Possession of Stolen Property
Regulatory Action
Restructuring, Reorganization, Divestiture Risk
Real Estate Actions
Robbery (Stealing by Threat, Use of Force)
SEC Violations (Insider Trading, Securities Fraud)
Sex Offenses (Rape, Sodomy, Sexual Abuse, Pedophilia)
Smuggling (Does not include Drugs, Money, People or Guns)
Sanctions Connect
Espionage, Spying, Treason
Tax Related Offenses
Terrorist Related
Theft (Larceny, Misappropriation, Embezzlement, Extortion)
People Trafficking, Organ Trafficking
Watch List
Do you have global data, or just North America?
We have data from 240 counties in 77 languages.
Do you have any Canadian data?
Yes, we have over 2,000,000 criminal and court records as well as board and tribunal judgements from every province and territory.
What Canadian courts, boards and tribunals do you have records from?
We have over 2,000,000 records from over 350 courts, boards and tribunals in Canada including:
Canadian Federal Courts
Supreme Court of Canada
Supreme Court of Canada - Applications for Leave
Judicial Committee of the Privy Council - Canadian cases
Federal Court of Appeal
Federal Court
Tax Court of Canada
Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada
Courts Martial
Foreign reported decisions
Canadian (Federal) Boards and Tribunals
Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal
Canada Industrial Relations Board
Canadian Broadcast Standards Council
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
Canadian International Trade Tribunal
Competition Tribunal
Federal Commission of Inquiry
Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada
Labour Arbitration Awards
Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada
Occupational Health and Safety Tribunal Canada
Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal
Public Service Labour Relations Board
Public Service Staffing Tribunal
Social Security Tribunal of Canada
Specific Claims Tribunal Canada
Trade-marks Opposition Board
Veterans Review and Appeal Board of Canada
Ontario Courts
Court of Appeal for Ontario
Superior Court of Justice
Divisional Court
Small Claims Court
Ontario Court of Justice
Ontario Boards and Tribunals
Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
Assessment Review Board
Child and Family Services Review Board
College of Chiropodists of Ontario
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
College of Nurses of Ontario Discipline Committee
College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
College of Optometrists of Ontario
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
College of Psychologists of Ontario
College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario
Condominium Authority Tribunal
Consent and Capacity Board
Conservation Review Board
Environmental Review Tribunal
Financial Services Tribunal
Grievance Settlement Board
Health Professions Appeal and Review Board
Health Services Appeal and Review Board
Horse Racing Appeal Panel
Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
Information and Privacy Commissioner Ontario
Labour Arbitration Awards
Landlord and Tenant Board
Law Society Tribunal
Local Planning Appeal Tribunal
Municipal Integrity Commissioners of Ontario
Normal Farm Practices Protection Board
Office of the Ombudsman of Ontario
Ontario Animal Care Review Board
Ontario Civilian Police Commission
Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators
Ontario College of Pharmacists Discipline Committee
Ontario College of Teachers
Ontario Court of the Drainage Referee
Ontario Custody Review Board
Ontario Fire Safety Commission
Ontario Labour Relations Board
Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal
Ontario Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal
Ontario Physician Payment Review Board
Ontario Public Service Grievance Board
Ontario Racing Commission
Ontario Securities Commission
Ontario Social Benefits Tribunal
Ontario Special Education (English) Tribunal
Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal
Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
Alberta Courts
Court of Appeal
Court of Queen's Bench
Provincial Court
Alberta Boards and Tribunals
Alberta Employment Standards Umpire
Alberta Grievance Arbitration Awards
Alberta Human Rights Commission
Alberta Labour Relations Board
Alberta Land Compensation Board
Alberta Law Enforcement Review Board
Alberta Public Lands Appeal Board
Alberta Securities Commission
Alberta Surface Rights Board
Alberta Transportation Safety Board
Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers' Compensation
Calgary Subdivision & Development Appeal Board
College of Physicians and Surgeons Discipline Committee
Law Society of Alberta
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
Physiotherapy Alberta College Association
Real Estate Council of Alberta
British Columbia Courts
Court of Appeal
Supreme Court of British Columbia
Provincial Court of British Columbia
British Columbia Boards and Tribunals
British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal
British Columbia Securities Commission
British Columbia Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal
Civil Resolution Tribunal of British Columbia
College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
Health Professions Review Board of British Columbia
Information and Privacy Commissioner
Labour Arbitration Awards
Labour Relations Board
Law Society of British Columbia
Real Estate Council of British Columbia
Manitoba Courts
Court of Appeal
Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba
Provincial Court of Manitoba
Manitoba Boards and Tribunals
College of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba Discipline Committee
Labour Arbitration Awards
Law Society of Manitoba
Manitoba Health Appeal Board
Manitoba Human Rights Commission
Manitoba Labour Board
Manitoba Securities Commission
New Brunswick Courts
Court of Appeal of New Brunswick
Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick
Provincial Court
New Brunswick Boards and Tribunals
Financial and Consumer Services Tribunal
Labour Arbitration Awards
Law Society of New Brunswick
New Brunswick Assessment and Planning Appeal Board
New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board
New Brunswick Office of the Ombudsman
Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal
Newfoundland Courts
Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador
Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador
Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador Master
Newfoundland Boards and Tribunals
Information and Privacy Commissioner
Labour Arbitration Awards
Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission
Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Relations Board
Nova Scotia Courts
Nova Scotia Court of Appeal
Supreme Court of Nova Scotia
Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Family Division)
Provincial Court of Nova Scotia
Small Claims Court
Nova Scotia Probate Court
Nova Scotia Family Court
Nova Scotia Boards and Tribunals
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia
Labour Arbitration Awards
Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Hearing Panel
Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission
Nova Scotia Labour Board
Nova Scotia Labour Relations Board
Nova Scotia Labour Standards Tribunal
Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Appeal Panel
Nova Scotia Police Review Board
Nova Scotia Securities Commission
Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team
Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board
Nova Scotia Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Nova Scotia
PEI Courts
Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal
Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island
PEI Boards and Tribunals
Information and Privacy Commissioner
Labour Arbitration Awards
Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission
Prince Edward Island Labour Relations Board
Quebec Courts
Court of Appeal
Superior Court
Court of Quebec
Human Rights Tribunal
Professions Tribunal
Municipal Courts
Quebec Boards and Tribunals
Administrative Tribunal of Québec
Arbitration - The Guarantee Plan For New Residential Buildings
Barreau du Québec Disciplinary Council
Collège des médecins du Québec Disciplinary Council
Comité de déontologie policière
Comité de discipline de l'organisme d'autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec
Comité de discipline de la Chambre de l'assurance de dommages
Comité de discipline de la Chambre de la sécurité financière
Commission d'accès à l'information
Commission d'appel en matière de lésions professionnelles du Québec
Commission de l'équité salariale
Commission de la fonction publique
Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail
Commission de protection du territoire agricole du Québec
Commission de reconnaissance des associations d'artistes et des associations de producteurs
Commission des lésions professionnelles du Québec
Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail
Commission des relations du travail
Commission des services juridiques
Commission des transports du Québec
Commission des valeurs mobilières du Québec
Commission municipale du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des acupuncteurs du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des agronomes du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des architectes du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des arpenteurs-géomètres du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des audioprothésistes du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des chiropraticiens du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des criminologues du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des dentistes du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers auxiliaires du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des médecins vétérinaires du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des opticiens d'ordonnances du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des optométristes du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des podiatres du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des psychologues du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des sages-femmes du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des sexologues du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des techniciens et techniciennes dentaires du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des technologues en imagerie médicale et en radio-oncologie du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des technologues professionnels du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre des urbanistes du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre professionnel des chimistes du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre professionnel des conseillers en ressources humaines et en relations industrielles agrées du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre professionnel des denturologistes du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre professionnel des évaluateurs agréés du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre professionnel des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre professionnel des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre professionnel des technologistes médicaux du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre professionnel des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec
Conseil de discipline de l'Ordre professionnel des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec
Conseil de discipline de la Chambre des huissiers de justice du Québec
Conseil de discipline de la Chambre des notaires du Québec
Conseil de discipline des Conseillers et conseillères d'orientation du Québec
Conseil de discipline des psychoéducateurs et psychoéducatrices du Québec
Conseil de la justice administrative
Conseil de la magistrature
Conseil de presse du Québec
Conseil des services essentiels
Corporation of Master Pipe-Mechanics of Québec
Labour Arbitration Awards (including Conférence des arbitres)
Labour Court
Ordre des hygiénistes dentaires du Québec
Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec
Ordre professionnel des géologues du Québec
Ordre professionnel des inhalothérapeutes du Québec
Québec Autorité des marchés financiers
Régie de l'énergie
Régie des alcools des courses et des jeux
Régie des marchés agricoles et alimentaires du Québec
Régie du Bâtiment - licences d'entrepreneur de construction
Régie du logement
Tribunal administratif des marchés financiers
Tribunal administratif du travail
Tribunal d'arbitrage (performing, recording and film artists)
Tribunal d'arbitrage (RQ and CARRA)
Saskatchewan Courts
Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan
Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan
Provincial Court of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan District Court
Saskatchewan Unified Family Court
Saskatchewan Boards and Tribunals
Appeal Tribunal under the Medical Profession Act
Automobile Injury Appeal Commission
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan
Information and Privacy Commissioner
Labour Arbitration Awards
Law Society of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Assessment Commission
Saskatchewan Board of Review under the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act, 1934
Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals
Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
Saskatchewan Human Rights Tribunal
Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board
Saskatchewan Local Government Board
Saskatchewan Master of Titles
Saskatchewan Municipal Boards of Revision
Saskatchewan Office of Residential Tenancies
Saskatchewan Provincial Mediation Board
Saskatchewan Real Estate Commission
Northwest Territories Courts
Court of Appeal for the Northwest Territories
Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories
Territorial Court of the Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories Courts
Employment Standards Appeals Office
Human Rights Adjudication Panel
Labour Arbitration Awards
Law Society of the Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories Information and Privacy Commissioner
Northwest Territories Liquor Licensing Board
Rental Officer
Nunavut Courts
Court of Appeal of Nunavut
Nunavut Court of Justice
Nunavut Boards and Tribunals
Information and Privacy Commissioner
Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal
Nunavut Registrar of Securities
Court of Appeal
Supreme Court of Yukon
Territorial Court of Yukon
Small Claims Court of the Yukon
What Canadian negative news and press do you collect?
We’ve collected over 29,000,000 risk relevant articles from the following publications.
Newspaper
National Post
The Globe and Mail
Calgary Herald
Calgary Sun
StarMetro Calgary
Edmonton Journal
Edmonton Sun
StarMetro Edmonton
Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune
Lethbridge Herald
Medicine Hat News
Red Deer Advocate
Cranbrook Daily Townsman
Alaska Highway News
The Daily Courier
Kimberley Daily Bulletin
Nanaimo Daily News
Nanaimo News Bulletin Daily
Penticton Herald
Alberni Valley Times
The Prince George Citizen
Trail Daily Times
The Province
The Vancouver Sun
StarMetro Vancouver
The Morning Star Daily
Times Colonist
Peace Arch News Daily
Brandon Sun
The Observer
The Sault Star
The Simcoe Reformer
St. Catharines Standard
St. Thomas Times-Journal
The Beacon Herald
Sudbury Star
The Chronicle-Journal
The Daily Press
Toronto Sun
Toronto Star
StarMetro Toronto
The Tribune
The Windsor Star
Woodstock Sentinel-Review
The Guardian
Journal Pioneer
La Voix de l'Est
24 Heures Montréal
Le Devoir
Le Journal de Montréal
Métro
Montreal Gazette
Le Journal de Québec
Le Soleil
Le Quotidien
La Tribune
The Record
Le Nouvelliste
Moose Jaw Times-Herald
Prince Albert Daily Herald
Leader-Post
The StarPhoenix
Whitehorse Star
Magazine
24 images
A\J: Alternatives Journal
abOUT
Above & Beyond
L'Action nationale
Esprit de Corps
Exclaim!
Every Day Fiction
fps
fab
Fashion
Faze
The Fiddlehead
Flare
Frank
Fugues
Fuse
Geez
Geist
Géographica
Glow
Golden Words
Graffiti
Harrowsmith
HighGrader
The Hockey News
Homemakers
Hunter and Cook
International Hair Route Magazine
Inuktitut
Justice Magazine
Legion Magazine
Literary Review of Canada
LOU LOU
Maandblad de Krant
Maclean's
The Magazine
Maisonneuve
The Malahat Review
Mehfil Magazine
Memewar
MoneySense
MONTECRISTO
Les Mouches Fantastiques
Music Express
Siren
Spacing
Sportsnet Magazine
Stitches: The Journal of Medical Humour
Straight Goods
Style at Home
Swerve
Take One
Tamarack Review
This Magazine
TISH
Toro
Toronto Life
Tribe
TV Guide
Up Here
Uppercase
Urban Male Magazine
Vancouver Magazine
Vice 160
The Walrus
Wasted Youth
Wayves
Winnipeg Free Press
Winnipeg Sun
L'Acadie Nouvelle
The Daily Gleaner
Times & Transcript
Telegraph-Journal
The Western Star
The Telegram
The Chronicle Herald
StarMetro Halifax
The News
Cape Breton Post
Truro Daily News
The Intelligencer
Brantford Expositor
The Recorder and Times
Chatham Daily News
Cornwall Standard Freeholder
Fort Frances Daily Bulletin
The Hamilton Spectator
Daily Miner and News
Kingston Whig-Standard
Waterloo Region Record
The London Free Press
Niagara Falls Review
North Bay Nugget
Le Droit
Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Sun
Owen Sound Sun Times
The Peterborough Examiner
L'actualité
Adbusters
Advisor's Edge
Alberta Report
Algoma Ink
Alive Magazine
Auto Atlantic
BC Report
The Body Politic
Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles
Briarpatch
Brick
Broken Pencil
Canada World View
Canada's History
Canadian Art
Canadian Business
Canadian Dimension
Canadian Forum
Canadian Geographic
Canadian Home & Country
Canadian Literature
Canadian Living
Canadian Parliamentary Review
ChartAttack
Chatelaine
Checkerspot
Chickadee
Ciné-Bulles
Cinema Canada
Cité Libre
Contemporary Verse 2
Corporate Knights
Country Music News
The Dalhousie Review
Cult MTL
Dogs in Canada
The Dorchester Review
Downhome
Drug Facts for Young People
Muskrat Magazine
Natural Life
Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine
The New Quarterly
Newfoundland Quarterly
The Nerve
Nightlife
Northern Ontario Business
NUVO
On Spec
Ontario Out of Doors
Opera Canada
Ottawa Business Journal
Outdoor Canada
Outlooks
Owl
Paaras
Peace Magazine
Photosho
Playback
Plenitude
Popjournalism
Pound
Prairie Fire
Quill & Quire
Realm
Rites
Rockstar Weekly
Room
RPM
Rue Morgue
Ryerson Review of Journalism
Saskatchewan History
Saturday Night
SAY
Scoregolf
Séquences
Shameless
Sharp
Shift
Sir John Magazine
Rental Housing Business Magazine
GTAA Online
FE Magazine
Weddingbells
The Western Producer
Western Standard
What If?
Xtra!
Xtra Ottawa
Xtra Vancouver
TV News
CBC
CTV
Global
City
CTV Two
Priscilla Network
Yes TV