If you're a contractor being considered for—or have been awarded—a contract with us, a background screening and security clearance will be required.
Security clearance is required for all contractors who need:
- Unescorted access to our facilities; or
- Logical access to the our network.
Visitor screening process
If you're a contractor that needs physical access for less than 5 days, you will be considered a visitor and must follow the visitor security process. You will:
Have a site contract.
Sign in and out of EPCOR facilities.
Be prepared to present photo ID to site reception or security personnel.
Be the responsibility of the site contact for the entire time you are on EPCOR property.
Visibly wear a visitor ID card.
Comply fully with all EPCOR policies and procedures when on EPCOR property.
Obtaining security clearance
Contractor applicants can get security clearance in one of three ways:
Completing a Contractor backcheck form
Providing a current Criminal Record Check dated within 90 days of request.
Provide a federal government Security Screening Certificate dated within 3 years of the request.
The hiring/project manager will assist the contractor applicant in completing a Contractor background screening request. The contractor applicant must provide two pieces of ID. One piece must be a valid government issued photo ID and contain the applicant's full name, date of birth and signature. The other piece of ID needs to validate the identity of the applicant.
Acceptable Government Issued Photo ID
Canadian citizenship card
Canadian permanent resident card
Provincial driver's license
Foreign driver's license
Certificate of Indian status
International student ID card
Canadian National Institute of the Blind ID card
Government of Canada Record of Service ID card
Military famiy ID card
If you're a contractor applicant with a criminal record and a federal government pardon hasn't been granted, you must disclose the offense in accurate detail.
If the results from backcheck show that the disclosure was "Not Accurate," you may be:
- Denied security clearance or;
- Asked to obtain a current Criminal Record Check to submit to the hiring manager.
EPCOR reserves the right to refuse unescorted access to contractors based on past criminal history, or for non-disclosure of past criminal offences.
Criminal record check
A criminal record check from an accredited law enforcement agency dated within 90 days will be accepted as security clearance application. The contractor applicant will be responsible for covering any costs associated with obtaining a Criminal Record Check.
Federal government security screening certificates
Federal government security screening certificates will also be accepted as security clearance application only if:
Contractors with approved security clearance
If you're a contractor who has been granted security clearance, you'll be issued a "Contractor" Access ID badge with an expiry date clearly shown on the card. Contractor Access ID badges will be denied access after the expiration date. An access extension may be requested if required.