Background Checks

The Smith Investigation Agency conducts thorough, comprehensive background checks in Toronto and other areas for corporate clients, employers, not-for-profit organizations, landlords, and private individuals. Background checks enable individuals and organizations to make an informed decision about hiring staff, working with a contractor, or renting to a tenant. If you require a background check, your first call should be to our private investigators. Performing a thorough and accurate background check requires experience that can only come from an established and reputable investigative agency.

A background check is a comprehensive report that reveals the facts about a subject, including criminal records, education, and employment history. For jobs that require a high level of security, or whether you simply want reassurance about someone you welcome into your home, a background check provides peace of mind.

Our Background Check Services Can Include:

  • Pre-Employment ScreeningCriminal Record Check (with consent)
  • Tenant Screening
  • Education & Credential Verification
  • Criminal Background Checks – Ottawa
  • Employment Verification
  • Reference Verification
  • Bankruptcy Inquiries
  • Civil Litigation Inquiries
  • Credit Inquiries

Workplace Background Checks

Many companies both large and small choose to perform background checks on potential hires in order to protect their business interests, customers, and staff. Trade secrets and confidential data are shared with employees once they have been hired, and it’s important that employers know who they are trusting with their business. Not everyone is honest on job applications, whether simply overstating their credentials and experience or in an attempt to conceal red flags in their past. Pre-employment screening verifies if an applicant is telling the truth about their past, or may reveal a problematic history. Enlisting the services of a licensed PI agency to perform a thorough background checks in Toronto and other areas on employees is the best way to ensure full transparency throughout the hiring process.

Criminal Background Checks — Ottawa

In order to perform a criminal background check, you first need to establish that there is a valid occupational requirement for doing so.  The job application and/or conditional offer must clearly state the check is necessary as part of the position sought.

Only the best licensed private investigators are qualified to perform criminal background checks in Ottawa (like those at The Smith Investiagation Agency).

Private Background Checks

Say you are looking to hire a nanny or place your child in a home daycare. The person who is entrusted to watch your young ones should be thoroughly vetted prior to being left alone with your children. A background check will reveal any red flags in your caregiver’s past, or confirm that the caregiver is a trusted, safe individual to care for your children. A background check can also provide reassurance when hiring an elder care provider for parents.

When you are hiring a contractor, how can you trust that they will see the job through and perform high-quality work? A background check will reveal if the contractor has any issues in their past or confirm that they are a worthy hire for your home improvement project.

Another possible scenario where a comprehensive background check can be beneficial is a romantic relationship where one partner is significantly wealthier than the other. Some wealthier people choose to conduct a background check on their partner before entering into a marriage or serious relationship to ensure their finances are not going to be put in jeopardy and their partner is in it for the right reasons.

Why Choose Us

Background checks involve dealing with sensitive material and uncovering portions of people’s past they may wish to remain hidden. We are committed to handling your file with professionalism and discretion at all times. Every investigator we employ is fully licensed and compliant with PIPEDA, the Privacy Law Act, and Evidence Law Act, ensuring every customer a professional experience every time. We have earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau which is further accentuated by our 5 star rating on Google from our customers. In appreciation of our customers, we offer AIR MILES® Reward Miles on all our services, including background checks in Toronto and other areas. We take pride in our work and value and respect our client’s wishes with every job we do. Call The Smith Investigation Agency to learn more about our services or request a background check.

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