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Alberta is a sprawling province rich in industries, resources and many close-knit communities to call home. As an essential trade and business hub for Canadians, it’s a popular area in which to work and live. But what happens when you need professional help with addressing issues such as infidelity or corporate fraud, among others? The Smith Investigation Agency Inc.’s Alberta-based private investigators in Calgary are fully certified, trained and prepared to help resolve various problems that impact their work and home lives, including situations that affect finances, safety ands wellness. Our team is renowned for its focus on quality control, integrity, security and consistency. We are here to deliver the best private investigative services to Albertans.

Our investigative services involve comprehensive research, data analysis, surveillance, background checks, skip trace and locate services. With many years of professional expertise in conducting corporate investigations and monitoring behaviour of everyone from employees to cheating spouses, we function as the leading edge.

What Do We Investigate?


Corporate & Legal

As a successful business in Calgary, you need to monitor the suspicious and inappropriate activity of your employees continually. In our experience we have seen 3 out of 5 workplace injury cases were fraudulent. Don’t allow your business to be one of the ones taken advantage of. We investigate a variety of cases for corporations large and small including surveillance, WSIB investigations, TSCM – debugging services to keep your private conversations confidential, and more. Our team can help you minimize your risks and protect your brand through surveillance and investigative research. In Calgary, our Private Investigators have the experience, equipment, resources, reach and knowledge to protect your brand and bottom line. Our professional and discreet approach to corporate and civil investigations enables you to focus on your business and firm while we get to the root of the issue, identify it and present our findings to you. Continually we assist in saving clients thousands in fraud. Call today for a free consultation.

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Family Investigations

We know that the well being of your family is the most important thing. We help hundreds of families per year in a variety of different investigative services from surveillance on a cheating spouse, to child custody investigations to determine if a former spouse is working and where to have wages garnished. Our Calgary Private Investigators can supply you with the information you need. Do you need surveillance on a teenage or elderly family member to ensure their safety? No matter the need our private investigators can assist. With our family investigations, if you plan on attending court, our comprehensive reporting and video evidence will aid in your case. If you do not need your case to go to court and want proof of your spouse having an affair for peace of mind, we can provide you with the results you need to make the best decision for your family. We can also customize cases depending on your need. Call today for a free consultation.

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Investigative Research

Background Checks

As the population of major cities in Canada continues to expand, the need for private investigative services has naturally increased. As there has been such a demand in the private investigation industry, our team of investigative professionals has seen a notable amount of growth in the past five years mainly in Calgary. Our background checks are an integral part of ensuring this growth is healthy, enabling for employers and landlords to verify that who they are dealing with is honest, law-abiding and who pose no threat. In relationships, you want to know without a shadow of a doubt who you are dating, planning to marry or who is around your children and family. A full and comprehensive background check in Calgary should be on everyone’s to-do list before settling down with someone or ensuring your families safety. You cannot afford not to have the facts. We perform background investigations in Calgary that analyze an individual’s work history, financial stability, outstanding warrants or previous criminal charges, and other factors. We will deliver our findings to you for more peace of mind in knowing the truth. Your well being is essential to us to ensure you’re not being taken advantage of, being misrepresented or placing your loved ones in danger.

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Skip Trace – Locate Services

We have completed thousands of locate and skiptrace searches throughout Canada. Our Calgary Private Investigators have been assisting businesses, lawyers and member of the public in locate services if you are a business and need to track down an individual to serve them court or legal papers, a lawyer who needs to locate a missing debtor or heir for a trust our team can assist. If you are a member of the public and want to locate a long-lost loved one, birth parent, track down a contractor who skipped out on you after taking a retainer. No matter the need our team of professional Private Investigators in Calgary can provide you or your organization with the answers you need. Our locate services will not only have a speedy turnaround, but we offer flat-rate pricing with no hidden fees or false promises. You need to work with the experts Canada has trusted for decades. The Smith Investigation Agency has a 98% success rate with our skiptracing files. As we operate in multiple provinces throughout Canada which gives us access to more information and in turn gives you the results you need. Call today for a free consultation.

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Additional Services

Asset Search

If you need to recover stolen assets, hidden assets or determine someone investments of financial holdings our asset search can provide you with the results you need. If you have dealt with a divorce or partnership that dissolved and need to uncover any hidden money, assets, jewelry, vehicles and more allow our team of professional private investigators in Calgary to provide you with the results you need. Our asset searches are comprehensive, pulling the past into the present in the form of compelling details on everything from bank records to investments. Paint a clear picture on an individual, company or organization, identify if a family member is hiding money owed to you, and much more. Our private investigators and research team leave nothing to chance, carefully examining every bit of asset-related data to bring the truth to the surface.

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Risk management is all about being accurate, precise, detail-focused and responding quickly enough to mitigate as much damage as possible. This is the philosophy behind our fraud protection services, which can benefit everyone from business owners being blackmailed to a young couple being financially manipulated by controlling family members. In our many years of experience, we’ve learned that literally, anything can happen, and we apply this principle to our in-depth investigative services. You will learn the precise details of what is transpiring, who is perpetrating it and more. The Smith Investigation Agency’s data-focused approach enables the collection of concrete evidence that can protect you more efficiently, giving you the information needed to pursue an ideal outcome.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Private Investigators most commonly help with locating individuals or fleeing debtors, in addition to monitoring individuals or companies to report on actions, verifying information about a potential fraud or cheating spouse, reviewing suspicious claims, and we also assist in investigations related to child custody and welfare cases. We specialize in corporate, insurance, trademark, risk management, fraud, family and private investigations, as well as asset searches, background checks, investigative research, and skip tracing.

At The Smith Investigation Agency, we use state-of-the-art technology and investigative skills to complete our cases. This can include skip tracing to find missing individuals, social media monitoring, background checks, asset searches, pre-employment screening, surveillance measures, technical surveillance countermeasure services and GPS tracking, to name a few.

Yes. Private Investigators only use legal means to obtain information. Private Investigators have legal permission to track a person’s whereabouts and monitor their actions. 

The Smith Investigation Agency PIs are fully licensed, have undergone rigorous training and have passed an approved Investigator Training Course with a score above 80% on the provincial final exam. Each of our agents is also required to comply with the rules and regulations that are set out by the Security Services and Investigators Act guidelines by the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General. Our PIs also have extensive law enforcement experience and specialized training.

Under the law, PIs cannot wiretap a phone without the individual’s consent, nor can they enter onto someone’s private property if they are not authorized to do so. This includes reading other people’s mail or breaking into someone’s car. PIs are also not authorized to arrest anyone, however, they can take legal steps to stop a crime.

In some circumstances, a PI can be called upon to testify in court if the information they obtained is relevant to the case. In these cases, they will be asked to present the findings.

Each circumstance is unique in nature. The approximate cost for services will depend on your exact needs. For instance, our research-based services are charged at a flat rate with no hidden fees. For larger jobs that involve more in-depth research or surveillance, we may charge an hourly rate depending on your case. Once we determine your needs, we will provide you with a transparent and upfront quote for services before we start. 

No. Your case will remain fully confidential, and our services will be conducted in a completely discreet manner. 

Yes. You may be tempted to hire a cheaper investigator, but they will likely be inexperienced and cost more in the long run. If you need the PI to testify in court, you will also want a highly experienced PI on your side who knows the ins and outs of the law and investigation process.

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Calgary Investigator Office | By Appointment Only

400, 534 – 17 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2S 0B1