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If selected, a job offer might be conditional on a:

  • Reference check
  • Driver's licence check and / or driver's abstract
  • Physical demands analysis / health assessment
  • Educational verification
  • Credential verification
  • Police background check


References are required prior to an offer of employment being made. Before contacting your references, we will notify you that we're moving to this stage in the process. We require two work-related references from your most recent work experience where possible. The individuals must be people that have supervised your work and are willing to answer questions related to your work history and performance.

Evidence of Education and Credentials

Prior to starting, successful candidates must present evidence of education credentials to support the requirements of the position they are applying to. We require copies of relevant certificates, diplomas, degrees or transcripts.

Educational credentials within Canada must be granted from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Some positions may also require other credentials, such as licences, certifications and professional designations. Successful candidates must present evidence of credentials prior to starting.

Non-Canadian Credentials

Candidates with non-Canadian credentials must provide an evaluation confirming the Canadian equivalency of the credentials. Non-Canadian credentials must be at an accredited, recognized post-secondary institution and must be deemed to be equivalent to a certificate, diploma or degree at a recognized post-secondary institution in Ontario.

Candidates who have non-Canadian credentials who have not yet been assessed as indicated above are expected to make application to World Education Services, or International Credential Assessment Service of Canada. Offers of employment require a completed evaluation from WES or ICAS.

Other Documentation

Other documentation may be required depending on the position. Familiarize yourself with the requirements so if an offer is made we can process documentation efficiently.

The following are conditions of employment and will only be required if you're offered a position with Niagara Region. They vary depending on the requirements of each position.

  • Social Insurance Number
  • Void cheque / bank statement
  • Proof of driver's licence
  • Driver abstract
  • Standard First Aid and CPR
  • Vaccinations
  • Physical assessment
  • Police background check

Police Vulnerable Sector Check

If a Police Vulnerable Sector Check is required, visit the Niagara Falls Police Station, 5700 Valley Way, Niagara Falls.

If you have an original Police Vulnerable Sector Check that was completed within six months of your start date, bring the original form to Human Resources for us to validate and photocopy.

If you choose to obtain your Police Sector Check at a police station other than Niagara Falls or online, the process could take up to four weeks which could delay your start date. Request to pick up your Police Sector Check at the police station instead of waiting for it in the mail as this may delay receipt of your documentation and start date.

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