To complete Canadian criminal background checks, Checkr uses digital identity verification to verify a candidate's identity. To verify identity, digital identity verification compares liveness data and biometric comparison to a candidate-provided photo ID.
Candidates can provide the documents below for digital identity verification:
- Driver's license
- National identity card
Candidates who don't have these documents, can verify their identity using Electronic ID verification.
Electronic ID verification
Electronic ID verification (eID) uses data from an authorized Canadian credit bureau, such as Equifax or TransUnion, to create questions about the candidate's credit history. If eID finds a credit report using the candidate-provided information, the candidate application asks for answers to four multiple choice questions about information on the candidate's credit report.
If the candidate answers at least three of the four questions correctly, their identity is verified. If the candidate can't answer at least three of the four questions correctly after two attempts, the candidate application directs them to complete manual video verification.
After the candidate reads and acknowledges receipt of applicable forms and authorizations, the candidate provides the personally identifying information (PII) below:
- Front and back photos of their photo ID
- A scan of their face