Email Blast - Change of Service Provider for U.S. Background Checks

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As of May 17, 2021 the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has partnered with Mintz Global Screening Inc. (Mintz), a provider of background screening products, to provide U.S. Background Check for the OSC where an applicant has been resident in the United States (U.S.) at any time in the last 10 years from the date of application.

The OSC has been conducting U.S. Background Checks on applicable applicants using a different service provider since 2018.

Applicants will receive an e-mail from Mintz within 48 hours of filing their application on the National Registration Database. This e-mail will contain a secure link to an online portal where consent may be provided.

Applicants are not required to consent to a U.S. Background Check, however not doing so may impact their ability to become registered in a timely manner, or in some cases, at all.

If you have any questions, please contact the OSC information line at 1-877-785-1555 (Toll-free) or 416-593-8314 (Local).