Enhanced Security Screening

Last updated: December 19, 2022

What's an enhanced security screening? 

It's any security check in addition to a criminal record check. These additional checks may include fingerprinting, professional/educational verification checks, credit/financial checks, and background investigations.  

How do I initiate enhanced security screening? 

A business case must be developed for all current and planned positions with enhanced security screening measures. The business case must be reviewed and approved by the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Employee Relations division at the BC Public Service Agency, and the Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for security programs at the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. 

We already do enhanced security screening, do we need to stop any hiring action?

No. Hiring actions don't need to stop, but the business case for enhanced security screening approval should be submitted as soon as possible. Refer to the previous question for information on initiating a business case.