Some GigHound shifts may require you to clear a background check before you can start working. Any shifts that require you to clear a background check will be clearly marked as such. If you're interested in working one of these shifts, please complete the background check by following the on-screen instructions on the shift’s details page.
How they work and what they entail
- We send some of your account information to one of our approved background check providers for your convenience, and you will be required to review and consent to its use.
- Before our providers can run a background check, they may need more information. This could include information about your previous residency, additional forms of identification, or answering questions to prove your identity.
- The RCMP's Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) national database is then checked by our providers.
What they mean for you
Find out how the results of a background check can impact your ability to use GigHound.
Why you can’t rely on them alone
Background checks are an excellent tool for giving businesses more confidence in the workers who show up at their job sites. Background checks, on the other hand, aren't perfect; they can't guarantee that someone won't break the law in the future.
Why? Because background checks have limitations. Sure, they may help identify past criminal conduct or other red flags where records are available, but not always:
- There may be gaps in public record searches due to the way certain databases are maintained
- Online databases might only be updated periodically by local governments—which GigHound doesn’t control or direct
As a result, these database checks may not reveal comprehensive or recent criminal record activity.