What is a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)?
A PCC is like a clearance certificate from any country’s police department which shares the information about criminality, pending cases, historical information etc. of an applicant. This information is printed on a letter head which the applicant can upload to support PR application. Since Canadian Government is specifically concerned about its own Citizens, every immigrant has to provide PCC. There are some countries which share PCC directly with IRCC. Each PCC has a validity and jurisdiction under which its approved. There have been cases where an applicant has to get another such document to support his/her PR application. There are a number of facts, myths and debatable questions which I have tried to answer below through some points: