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Corporate & Civil Investigations

What is it?


The Smith Investigation Agency believes a successful business must protect itself against all possible threats. A corporation should continually and efficiently monitor the various forms of fraud, as well as all criminal, and unacceptable behaviour. Your employees reflect on your business, and we would like to be your Investigative team to monitor employee theft, excessive absenteeism, fraud, drug use in the workplace, vandalism and all other forms of criminal activity and misconduct.

As seen in the past, when The Smith Investigation Agency’s services are utilized, your costs are reduced, your productivity and bottom line earnings enhanced, your assets are better protected, and your exposure to liabilities and unnecessary risk become limited. We not only offer Surveillance services throughout Canada in Alberta, Nova Scotia and Ontario but we work with companies of all sizes. From Fortune 500 companies too small and medium businesses and continue offering excellence in customer service and results to all clients. The Smith Investigation Agency also offers AIR MILES® Reward Miles for all of our Investigative Services, as a thank you to our wonderful clients.


Corporate & Research Investigative Services


  • Surveillance
  • Asset Recovery
  • Fraudulent Misrepresentation
  • Statement Analysis
  • Due Diligence
  • Electronic Counter Measures
  • Witness Statement & Interrogation
  • Counterfeiting/Trademark/Patent Investigations
  • Undercover Investigations for Internal Theft & Fraud
  • Debugging Sweeps & Eavesdropping Detection (TSCM)
  • Cyber Investigations
  • Fraud & Theft
  • Workplace Violence & Harassment
  • Plant Closure
  • Labour Disruption Management
  • Education & Credential Verification
  • Employment Reference Verification
  • Civil Litigation Inquiries
  • Bankruptcy Inquiries
  • Address Verification
  • Driver’s Abstracts
  • Personal Property Security Registration Searches (Lien searches)
  • Asset Recovery and Tracing
  • Corporate & Business Searches
  • Tenant Screening
  • Civil Court Searches

Frequently Asked Questions

We work with all types of businesses across many different industries. Whether you’re a startup, a mom and pop shop, multi-national conglomerates or a government office, we can assist you, your executives, or human resource managers to minimize your business risk.

The problems that our clients face always differ, which is why we offer a tailored approach to each case. Whether it be asset and inventory theft, fraudulent claims, embezzlement, sexual harassment, illegal drug use, labour disputes, or other concern, our team will get the information you need to help resolve your situation quickly and confidentially.

Our team uses a combination of techniques and tools to conduct corporate investigations depending on your specific needs. Some of the services provided by our investigators include countermeasure sweeps, computer forensics, financial audits, security testing, and background investigations.

We are often called upon to perform background investigations on both people and businesses to validate information and check for fraudulent behaviour. These background checks are far more in-depth than the ones you can order online, and can also be tailored to meet your specific requirements. Depending on your needs, these investigations can include asset searches, pre-employment screenings, residency and employment checks, social media profiling, credit checks, criminal checks, and reference checks.

Advanced surveillance measures and specialized tools are used to observe employees for suspicious behaviour and fraudulent acts. Our team can provide you with focused reports, video photographic and photographic documentation to ensure you have all the facts you need to prove your case.

If the information is collected and handled properly and legally, the evidence is admissible in court. When the sole purpose of hiring a PI is to gather evidence for litigation, it’s best to consult with an attorney first and have them contact our office directly.

Unless the investigator is specifically retained for the purpose of litigation, their work might not be protected under privilege. To ensure the materials are properly protected from disclosure, it is necessary to have your lawyer retain the investigator and make clear written instructions that the work is intended for use in litigation.

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