A criminal record is an entry in a register administered by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) throughout Canada. The criminal record is available through the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) to all police services and authorized agencies. Your criminal record is also accessible to USA law enforcement services.
The criminal record will have information about your identity, charges against you, convictions, fingerprints, DNA, etc. This information is entered when you have been found guilty of committing one or more criminal offences under the Criminal Code of Canada.
Once convicted of a criminal offence in Canada, the RCMP list the offender as a criminal in Canada to all police agencies.
A criminal record can affect your life for years to come and should be avoided at all costs.