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Canadian government to require contractor fingerprints for some projects

By Canadian Consulting Engineer   

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Consultants who are contracted to work on federal government projects that require security clearances will be pressing their fingerprints soon.

As reported by Engineers Canada in its latest newsletter, the RCMP is changing its process for the Contract Security Program and retiring name-based criminal record checks in favour of fingerprinting.

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) website says the fingerprinting will help “eliminate the chances of mistaken identity resulting from variant spellings of names, common surnames, the use of nicknames and name changes.”  The RCMP already uses fingerprinting checks for employees of most government departments.



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