Temporary Licence

  1. Hey guys I just have a question about getting a temporary licence. I just graduated my BSN program and I've been offered a job this week and they require a temporary licence and a recent criminal reference check. I went to get my criminal reference check vulnerable sector because that is what the hospital requires and they said it will tale 4 weeks.

    Now my job is suppose to start on June 10th which doesn't leave me enough time to get my temporary licence.. I;m wondering if I should go bay to the police station and request a non vulnerable sector reference check and hopefully that takes less time?

    Any suggestions would be great
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    Labour and Deliver RN; from CA


  3. by   pandabear2185
    Did they require one when you started your bsn program. May e they would take that one. We had to do one when we got in, just in case there were any hits that might make is difficult or impossible to get a license.
  4. by   Fiona59
    Often it depends on where you live, how long the check will take.

    I know that it used to take longer to get it done by the Edmonton City Police. If you crossed town to St. Albert and paid the RCMP detachment a bit more cash, they processed it faster (smaller population base).

    Could you check out another municipality for their police service to do it?

    Because without the background check, you can't work in the system.
  5. by   loriangel14
    I don't think you can use a non vulnerable check can you? I agree with Fiona, go to a smaller place to get it, it should be faster.I am in Ontario and Toronto takes about 4 weeks to get a check and where I am north of the city it takes a week.
  6. by   Mewsin
    We get ours done with the RCMP and it only takes a few days. I don't know if that's an option for you. I'd think even going to a smaller center where the only police they have are rcmp might work, maybe, perhaps??
  7. by   SurroDoula
    I think if you live in the city, you have to get it from the city police, which can take awhile. Those of us living in areas where there are RCMP are lucky because we can have it done in a much shorter period of time. Some of my classmates ran into this problem last semester because they didn't have their record check from the Edmonton city police back before one of our clinical rotations started. they tried to go the RCMP stations in the Edmonton area, and were told they had to get it in the city. They ended up having to beg to get their checks processed faster.
  8. by   Fiona59
    I live in Edmonton and have had St. Albert do it. It came back in around three days. I've met people who have had it done in Sherwood Park and Leduc.
  9. by   joanna73
    If you go to Peel Police if you're in Toronto, they will take 3-4 weeks to process a vulnerable sector check which is much faster than any of the other sites in and around the GTA. That's what a few of us did. I know that the main headquarters in Toronto usually takes forever (40 College), as in 2-3 months.

    You could also call around and inquire about wait times. However, most employers will not allow you to start work without it, so you may need to postpone your start date. Depends where you live and how busy they are.