Why should I use a private investigator rather than calling the police?

First off, if you find yourself being a victim of a violent crime, don’t hesitate, call 911 and or call and report the crime to the police service in your city or region you  reside.

When you hire a private investigator, you control the investigation and the timeline you wish it to be investigated in. The private investigator will be at your service 24 hours a day till the investigation comes to a conclusion. At the end of the investigation it will be your decision to report the incident to police or not, where this decision is out of your hands and controlled by police when they control the investigation. Also, at the end of the investigation, you will receive a complete, detailed report of the investigation. With the police, you won’t.

How much does it cost to hire a private investigator?

The cost of hiring a private investigator varies depending on the investigation. Throughout Ontario, private investigators will charge anywhere from $75 to $125 per hour. Some will even go as high as $225 to $250 per hour when it comes to international investigations. Some private investigators will go as low as $40 to $50 per hour and guarantee a positive outcome of the investigation. Be cautious of them. No investigation can be foretold. So, to tell a client an investigation will be successful is misleading and wrong.

A good private investigator can also work with a budget you set.

What can a private investigator do for the business sector?

A private investigator can do many things for all kinds of companies. Here are just a few;

A private investigator can be a great asset for both small and large businesses. An investment into a good investigator may save you and your company both time and money.

We can do detailed background checks on potential business partners and employees, allowing you to make a more informed decision before merging together or hiring them. We may be able to find out what they don’t want you to know about them.

A private investigator can investigate corporate frauds and thefts and assist you in retrieving your losses. We can also assist you in theft prevention to detour the losses before they occur.

Private investigators are widely used by insurance companies to prevent the payout of funds that are being sought in a fraudulent manner.

An investigator can investigate WSIB and frivolous lawsuits in which employees are feigning or exaggerating injuries in order to fraudulently gain financial gain.

What can a private investigator do for me?

A private investigator can assist someone trying to locate estranged family members and old friends.

An investigator can investigate spouses and partners who are suspected of being involved in marital indiscretions.

We can assist individuals who are being sued by a person who are attempting to gain money through fraudulent means.

A private investigator can do background checks of potential spouses or partners.

An investigator can assist in marriage breakups and custody disputes.

A good investigator can assist you in retrieving lost or stolen property.

Will my enquiry about your service be confidential?


What is a private investigator?

In Ontario, a private investigator is a person who performs work, for remuneration (pay), that consists primarily of conducting investigations in order to provide information.

Will a private investigator I hire testify in court on my behalf?

Yes. The investigator will testify and provide the factual findings of his or her investigation.