North Bay
Private Investigator

The North Bay area is beautiful, peaceful and offers a truly Canadian living and working experience. That being said, sometimes the need arises for professional private investigative services that focus on the details while preserving integrity. This is where The Smith Investigation Agency’s North Bay location can help: We’re a team of private investigators and researchers with decades of collective experience. Our focus is on discretion, attention to detail and delivering the facts to help our clients uncover the truth. Whether to obtain evidence protecting them in a court of law or to discover underlying issues that plague their everyday lives, our team of experts is always here to help.

What Do We Investigate?


Corporate & Legal

Suspicious and inappropriate behaviour happens in any business. However, that doesn’t mean you need to be stuck in a difficult situation and face it alone. If you need expert investigative services, turn to us. Our team can help you minimize your risks and protect your assets.  We have the experience, equipment, and knowledge to protect your brand and bottom line. The Smith Investigation Agency’s professional and discreet approach to corporate and civil investigations enables for you to focus on your business while we get to the root of the issue, identify it and present our findings to you.

Family Investigations

The well-being of your family is important to you. Safeguard it with our private investigative services. We’ll interview individuals with critical data, consult documentation and photographic evidence, and compile in-depth reports for your convenience and peace of mind. Our private investigators work discreetly and professionally to deliver the most accurate results possible. If you believe there is suspicious activity unfolding that could jeopardize your household’s safety or welfare, The Smith Investigation Agency can help. There may be more to the story than you know, and we can unearth it with discretion and a fine attention to detail.

Investigative Research:

Background Checks

Are you looking for a background check to learn the truth on an individual? The Smith Investigation Agency houses an award-winning research department that is poised to complete investigations of the highest calibre. Having completed thousands of investigations, our research department proudly boasts a success rate of 98 per cent. We are also pleased to offer our clients a quick turnaround, within 1-2 business days. Learn the criminal history and suitability of tenants, employees and others you interact with thanks to fact-filled reports completed by our experienced team.

Skiptracing Investigations

The Smith Investigation Agency specializes in professionalism and accuracy, and that includes when we conduct location services such as skip tracing. If you need to locate an individual for either safety, an interview or for prosecution purposes, our private investigators can step in. We apply the latest technology as well as our expertise in the field to deliver the information you need. We will ensure the data we collect is accurate, precise and verified before passing it along to you, ensuring there are no wasted opportunities to find the person in question. Contact us today to learn more about our skip tracing services.



If you have suspicions that someone is committing fraud or manipulating documentation to their advantage, we can help. The Smith Investigation Agency’s private investigators are able to piece together the truth by focusing on the details and using expert analysis techniques. We work closely with you in the strictest confidence to secure documentation, witness statements, photographs and other essential pieces of information. This can be used to build a case supporting your argument, giving you a better chance of an ideal resolution. Contact us today for a free consultation or for more details.

Family & Private

North Bay-area residents sometimes turn to us to resolve a family dispute or private situation by going past emotions and drama to secure the facts. Our private investigators work under discretion, keeping details of their process confidential and ensuring you are not put in the line of fire. From child custody negotiations and tenant investigations to counter-surveillance and investigating child support payments, we cover all the angles for you. The result is more efficient family and private services that get to the root of the problem.

And More…

For a full list of services, please visit our services page.

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Private Investigator Services in North Bay

North Bay’s remote location means it can be hard to find reputable, trustworthy private investigative services. The Smith Investigation Agency operates here to address this with excellent service you can depend on. We proudly serve not just North Bay, but also Powassan, Corbeil, Nipissing, Trout Creek, Sturgeon Falls, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Kawartha Lakes, and Muskoka. We love a good challenge and are happy to work with you to solve issues disrupting your everyday life or business operations (or both). We welcome you to contact us today for a free consultation and to learn more about our many available services. For the most discreet and reliable private investigations, you can trust in us.


Disclaimer: Private investigators are commonly confused with private detectives. However, as private investigators, we are legally not allowed to represent ourselves as private detectives in accordance with Ontario law. If you see a company representing themselves as a detective agency, use caution before proceeding with work as this individual may not be accredited.

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