Canadian Background Check Services

What are Background Checks?

A Canadian background check may include verifying a person’s personal, professional, and criminal history. They can also play a crucial role in uncovering hidden assets. This comprehensive screening aims to gather detailed information to assess a person’s suitability, integrity, and any potential risks or undisclosed assets they may possess.

Background checks conducted by private investigators go beyond the scope of standard online, computer-generated searches, which often yield outdated, inaccurate, or irrelevant information, sometimes even confusing individuals with identical names.

Unlike these automated checks, private investigators perform in-depth investigations tailored to each client’s unique requirements. They gather and analyze data, actively searching for discrepancies and ensuring the information is relevant and unbiased. This hands-on approach allows private investigators to provide a detailed and factual analysis of an individual’s past, offering a comprehensive understanding of their background. The results delivered to you are a product of careful investigation and analysis, designed to enable you to make well-informed decisions confidently.

Types of Cases Canadian Background Checks Are Commonly Used

Background Checks for Employee Pre-Screening

Background checks are invaluable for employers in pre-screening, ensuring that potential employees are truthful about their qualifications and history. This process helps verify a candidate’s employment history, educational background, and criminal records, providing a comprehensive view of their suitability for the role. Integrating background checks into your hiring process can reduce the risk of fraudulent qualifications, enhance workplace safety, and ensure a high caliber of employees. This protects your organization and fosters a more productive and trustworthy work environment, contributing to overall business success.

Canadian background check services as an employer hires a private investigator to do a pre-screening check on a new hire.
Canadian background check being done by landlords while vetting tenants

Backgound Checks for Landlords or Property Management while Vetting Tenants 

Background checks are crucial for landlords and property management companies to vet tenants, offering a layer of security and peace of mind. By conducting these checks, you can verify a prospective tenant’s rental history, financial stability, and criminal background, ensuring they are reliable and responsible. This due diligence helps minimize the risks of late payments, property damage, and other tenant-related issues, ultimately leading to a more stable and trustworthy tenant base. Employing background checks in your tenant selection process safeguards your property investment, promoting a harmonious living environment for all residents.

Background Checks for Infidelity, Child Custody, Spousal Support, and Fraudulent Disability Claims Cases

Background checks often play a pivotal supporting role in a wide variety of cases by enhancing the depth of investigations and offering a more complete understanding of the individuals involved. This added layer of scrutiny is especially beneficial when corroborating or questioning findings from other investigative techniques such as surveillance and OSINT. For you, this means gaining access to critical, detailed insights that can strengthen your case, guide legal strategies, and inform decisions, ensuring a well-rounded and informed approach to sensitive matters.

Surveillance investigator obtaining video after a Canadian background check was done as a supporting role for the case.
A woman contemplating a Canadian background check service on the man she is engaged to get married to.

Background Checks while Entering a New Relationship or Considering Marriage

Background checks are highly beneficial for personal matters, such as entering a new relationship or considering marriage, by offering peace of mind and security. They provide a discreet way to verify a potential partner’s history, ensuring their honesty about past relationships, financial stability, and overall background. This careful vetting process helps you make informed decisions about deepening personal commitments, protecting you from potential future complications. Employing background checks in personal matters allows you to build relationships based on trust and transparency.

Background Checks for Finding Hidden Assets

Background checks are indispensable in uncovering hidden assets, often used in divorce proceedings where one party may attempt to conceal assets. By investigating financial records, property registrations, and discreet investments, these checks reveal any concealed or understated assets. This process offers you the clarity and evidence to assert rightful claims and protect your financial interests. Employing background checks to discover hidden assets ensures you are fully informed, facilitating fair and transparent resolutions in financial disputes or negotiations.

According to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), financial institutions are required to secure an individual’s consent before disclosing personal information. A court order would be required for the release of information that is subject to these restrictions.

A private investigator pointing out hidden assets to a client after doing a Canadian background check service for him.
Financial institution PIPEDA regulations for Canadian background checks to be considered for finding hidden assets.

Who We Are and What We Do

Since 1990, Shadow Investigations has provided unparalleled investigative services to individuals, law firms, corporations, and insurance companies. We employ a diverse team of private investigators and a network of experts, enabling us to deliver comprehensive services tailored to your needs.

Our experience and commitment to accuracy and confidentiality ensure you receive reliable information to make the best decisions for your business, organization, or personal life.

Our Most Widely-Requested Canadian Background Check Searches:

  • Civil Court Searches
  • Corporate Searches
  • Proprietorship and Partnership Searches
  • Credential Verification (Consent Required for Personal) 
  • Criminal Record Online Searches – Restricted to BC CSO
  • Criminal Record Searches (Consent Required)
  • Bankruptcies, Liens & Judgments Search
  • Business License Checks
  • Credit Search (Consent or Permissible Reason)
  • Driver History (Consent Required) 
  • Education Verification (Consent Required)
  • Employment Verification (Consent Required)
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Searches
  • Media Searches
  • Social Media Searches
  • Personal Reference Verification Searches
  • Professional License Verification
  • Property Ownership Searches
  • Vessel and Aviation Searches

Our Canadian Background Check Search Fees

Background Check Fees
Specific Searches: Starting at $50 per search, plus disbursement fees depending on the search type
Comprehensive Background Checks: $95 per hour, plus disbursement fees
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How to Get Your Background Check Started

    Schedule a Consultation

    To determine the objectives, we’ll discuss your case in a complimentary, obligation-free consultation. You will get all your questions answered and decide if these services match your needs.

    Plan & Execute

    We’ll tailor the background check based on your specific needs and the objectives you list in our Canadian background check intake form.

    Updates & Resolutions

    You’ll receive regular updates and be presented with the results once they are gathered and analyzed for discrepancies.

    Contact Us for a Free Consultation

    For a complimentary, obligation-free consultation, please get in touch with us at 604-657-4499,, or fill out our contact form below with your preferred contact method and a brief overview of what you would like assistance with. We keep all information confidential and only use contact information to respond to inquiries.

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