Sterling Backcheck

As part of our commitment to the Responsible Coaching Movement, led by the Coaching Association of Canada, we have partnered with Sterling Talent Solutions to provide an online criminal record check process at a system-low price of $25 plus taxes for coaches, team personnel, board directors and officers, staff, and volunteers.
The only difference between a traditional Criminal Record Check (CRC) with Vulnerable Sector Verification (VSC) and an E-PIC is that E-PICs do not check for Pardoned Sexual Offences, and therefore only the following individuals are eligible to submit an E-PIC:
Returning staff/volunteers: Due to current legislation regarding waiting periods for pardons/record suspensions of 10 years for indictable offences, any person that has completed a Vulnerable Sector Check with a 'clear' result within the past ten years would not have to complete a search for pardoned sex offences once again, as any new convictions for sexual offences would be uncovered during a standard Criminal Record Check before 10 years elapses.
Individuals born after February 28, 1986: The date of birth belonging to the youngest person with a pardoned sexual offence is February 28, 1986.  Therefore, any search for pardoned sexual offences on a candidate born after February 28, 1986 is not required. The federal government passed legislation in 2012 preventing anyone from obtaining a record suspension (pardon) for any sexual offences going forward. This means the list of pardoned sexual offenders is not growing and therefore, this date will not be changed going forward. 
* Individuals that do not meet one or both of these two criteria listed above must obtain a CRC with Vulnerable Sector Verification attained through their local law enforcement detachment.


As an SSA Member Organization, you will be able to electronically track the E-PIC progress of your volunteers/staff through the SterlingBackcheck platform. Flexible payment options are available, based on the specific needs of the Member Organization: volunteer online payment, organization paid and invoiced, or a combination of both. 

Member Organization Administrative Access

To gain this administrative access, email with the following details (email must come from a main or secondary MO contact, as registered with SSA, or verification will be sought):
Organization contact name
Phone number
Organization billing address
Once your account is setup, you will be emailed easy-to-follow administrator instructions.
Member Organizations may use this Saskatchewan Soccer Sterling Backcheck landing page to direct individuals to in order to complete Criminal Record Checks online, or Member Organizations can email out requests to staff, board directors and officers, volunteers, and team personnel through their admin accounts.
If you are interested to learn more about SterlingBackCheck, or have any questions, contact the Coordinator of Member Services at or 306-519-1618, or refer to Sterling Backcheck's FAQ webpage.

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