Skip Tracing Services

What is Skip Tracing?

What is skip tracing? Skip tracing also known as a locate is the process of locating a person’s whereabouts, whether it is a debtor who has skipped town, a witness for a court or legal matter, or simply a loved one that you have lost touch with over the years. When traditional methods of locating an individual do not work, professional private investigators can find the information you need. In addition to our resources as investigators, we have even more benefit being a national company as we have greater access to information throughout Canada rather than just in a single province. Our success rate for locates is nearly 98% in over 3000 cases.

Has a contractor vanished without finishing work on your property? Need to find the correct address to serve your ex-spouse with legal documents? Looking to recover payment from a deadbeat client? Are you trying to find adoption information to locate a birth parent, or locate beneficiaries of an estate? Skip tracing services will give you the information you need to locate the missing individual.

Our Skip Tracing – Locate Services:

  • Witness Location
  • Missing Heir or Beneficiary
  • Long Lost Parent
  • Defendant Tracing
  • Business Tracing
  • Company Searches
  • Lawsuit Serving
  • Financial Recovery
  • Locate Birth Mother
  • Locate Birth Father
  • Collections
  • Bad Debts
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Lost Loved Ones
  • Adoption Traces
  • Locate Long Lost Family and Friends
  • Place Of Employment


Our private investigators will collect all available information and conduct detailed research to locate the individual (s). We have the resources, technology, expertise, and connections to find evasive individuals when traditional methods fail. Trust the experts at The Smith Investigation Agency!

Why Choose our Private Investigators?

We get the information you need. With flat rate pricing and no hidden fees. We are committed to handling your file with professionalism, expertise, and discretion. We maintain clear channels of communication, integrity, and confidentiality in all our investigations. All of our investigators throughout Canada in Alberta, Nova Scotia and Ontario are fully licensed, and we are compliant with PIPEDA, the Privacy Law Act, and Evidence Law Act. We use state-of-the-art technology to uncover the facts and present you with high-quality results. Our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and 5-star client rating on Google speak to our high client satisfaction and commitment to excellence. As well we are recipients of several awards including the Consumers Choice Award two years in a row for the best investigative agency in Toronto. We also enjoy giving back to our clients, which is why we offer AIR MILES® Reward Miles on our skip tracing services. We want to give back to our clients!


The Smith Investigation Agency offers skip tracing services aka locate services to clients across the provinces of Alberta, Nova Scotia and Ontario! Especially in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, Ottawa and Barrie. In Alberta in Red Deer, Calgary, Edmonton, and Fort McMurray. And in Nova Scotia in Halifax, Dartmouth, Cape Breton, Truro, Amherst, New Glasgow, Bridgewater, Yarmouth, and Kentville. If you need to locate an evasive individual or merely wish to reconnect with a long-lost friend or family member, call or email our team for assistance with your search. We want to work with you and obtain the results you need!

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