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Oshawa is a city of convenience and a mix of lifestyles, nestled between bustling Toronto and the idyllic countryside charm of communities such as Port Hope and Bowmanville. There’s plenty of room for growth career and lifegoal-wise, but sometimes we need help to safeguard our well-being. This is where The Smith Investigation Agency Inc. is a National Private Investigative Firm and can help in your investigative needs. Our Award-Winning team of investigators and researchers have earned the respect throughout Canada as the leader in investigative services. We are accredited with the Better Business Bureau and maintain an A+ Rating as well as 5-Star Rating on Google. We achieved this through client satisfaction, discretion and a passion for the truth. We are continually updating our knowledge to stay at the top of the industry and make use of the latest technologies to enhance our investigations. It is not enough to meet expectations. We make surpassing expectations our standard.

What Do We Investigate?


Corporate & Legal

Small and medium businesses as well as large corporations often see suspicious and inappropriate behaviour taking place within their businesses. Whether they deal with employee theft of time or product, WSIB claims that may be fraudulent or needing an undercover investigation to determine what activity is taking place in their business. Our investigators can assist and provide you with the results that you need to make informed decisions or take legal action. Trust our team of expert private investigators in Oshawa with your business’s investigative needs. In the past we have seen companies bottom line increase with the use of services from investigators.

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Family Investigations

With our family investigations we are searching into a wide variety of services including surveillance on a cheating spouse, child custody investigations to determine if the former spouse is working to garnish wages or to confirm who your former spouse is spending time with while in care of your children. There are many reasons why a family may hire us to determine what activity is taking place. We can assist with all investigative needs when it comes to your family and we know just how to obtain the information discretely, confidentially, and with sensitivity. The Smith Investigation Agency is a woman owned business and women in the investigative industry have been known to not only produce better results but hold compassion and understanding in high regards.

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Investigative Research

Background Checks

When completing a comprehensive background check not every investigator has the skill, ability and resources to complete the search. You need a team of highly qualified investigators like ours. We operate throughout Canada in multiple provinces, so we have more information available to us than any other agency in Ontario. If you need to find information on a nanny or caretaker, confirm an online lover or someone you are about to marry, to look into a suspicious individual, potential business partner or investment partner then hiring a Private Investigator to complete a Background Check in Oshawa is the pragmatic choice. We will obtain the results you need with a speedy turn around and flat rate pricing. No hidden fees or false claims.

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Skip Tracing Investigation

With our Skiptracing capabilities, we have a 98% success rate in locating individuals. If you need to locate a missing family member, missing heir or beneficiary, trace an adoption, find a debtor, someone you need to serve papers to or another reason we can assist. Our Oshawa Private Investigators have access to information throughout Canada which gives the highest chance of success for the skiptrace. We will obtain the results you need with a quick turn around and flat rate pricing. No hidden fees or false claims. If you want to hire the best private investigator in Oshawa to locate someone contact our team today.

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Other Investigative Services

Asset Search

Whether you want to recover stolen assets or simply want to investigate someone’s holdings, The Smith Investigation Agency can help. 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 Oshawa private investigators and research team leave nothing to chance, we carefully examine every bit of asset-related data to bring the truth to the surface.

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Proving someone’s fraudulent intentions is not an easy task to perform alone. This is where we can help, with the skills and resources of our private investigators and researchers. We’ll inspect documentation such as credentials, contracts, agreements and media to determine the truth, building out reports that are accurate and concise. Based on due diligence and with a wealth of data at our disposal, we can help you uncover the true nature of those involved and determine their innocence. Then, with the proof in hand, you’ll have a better chance of the best possible outcome.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, our entire team of Private Investigators is fully licensed under the Ontario Private Security and Investigative Securities Act to operate in Oshawa and across the province. To obtain licensing, each agent goes through an extensive training course and passes the provincial exam. Our agents are also given proper hands-on training and quality time in the field.

We specialize in monitoring, surveillance, and investigative research. Under the provincial law, we can conduct skip tracing services, GPS tracking, background checks, picture and video surveillance, voice analysis, countermeasure services, covert operations and extensive database searches to obtain information for our clients.

We perform a range of services for individuals and businesses. Most commonly, we are often asked to locate individuals, specifically a lost loved one or an ex-spouse who has skipped out on a court hearing. Agents are also routinely tasked with identifying infidelity in a relationship and hidden money or assets. Companies often contact us to do background checks on new employees, uncover workplace theft and harassment, and investigate fraudulent claims. Internet and workplace scams have also become an increasingly popular request over the last five years.

Our agents will always abide by the law when conducting our investigations. There are a number of practices that are considered illegal, including arresting an individual, posing as a police officer, entering someone’s property without consent, reading someone’s mail or wiretapping someone’s property.

The information you provide us with and the information we provide you is kept fully confidential. Our investigations are also done discreetly.

If our agents are confronted, they do not have to identify themselves nor will they provide any information to someone else. They will always conceal both their own identity and yours.

The fee will depend on the type of services required and the time it will take to collect the information and complete the case. During your consultation, we will obtain detailed information from you to determine your exact needs and price associated.

Yes, our agents can testify in court if asked to. We follow all the proper rules and procedures to ensure that the information and evidence we collect is admissible in court.

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Oshawa Investigator Office | By Appointment Only

21 Simcoe St S, Oshawa, Ontario