We perform due diligence searches across Canada for Canadian corporations, sole proprietorships, partnerships, extra-provincial registrations and individuals. If you need to perform due diligence on a Canadian business or individual living in Canada we will perform these searches for you and provide you with a detailed report on the results to fast track you to any problems you may need to address.
Types of Searches Available
The services we offer are:
Corporate & Business Name Searches
Personal Property Security Act Searches
Bank Act Searches
Writs of Execution Searches (writs outstanding pursuant to judgments for corporations and individuals)
Litigation Searches (list of ongoing cases in the courts for a business or person)
Have a number of searches to be done? Contact us and we will work with you on the project.
DESCRIPTIONS OF SEARCHES
Corporate Searches|Corporate Profile Reports
If you require information about a registered Canadian company the search you would perform would be a corporate search which is sometimes also called a corporate profile report. These reports can be obtained from the federal jurisdiction, the provincial jurisdictions and the territorial jurisdictions and they are only available for a registered company. Each jurisdiction has its own form of corporate search which provides certain information. Most jurisdictions will not provide you with the shareholders because this is considered confidential. All federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions will provide you with the address, the different names the company has had and the names and addresses of the directors. Some will also provide you with the names and addresses of the officers, the nature of business, as well as other information.
Business Name Search Report
Obtaining a search for a business name such as a sole proprietorship, partnership or a operating trade name registered by a company is called a Business Name Search Report. It provides you with the address of the business, the address of the individual(s) or company that registered the name, the nature of business, date of registration and the date the search expires. If the expiry date has not passed then the business name is active and in good standing.
Certificate of Status|Certificate of Good Standing|Certificate of Compliance
In Canada you can obtain a certificate of status for any company registered in any province or territory. In BC it is called a Certificate of Good Standing and in the federal jurisdiction it is called a Certificate of Compliance. The information contained on the certificates is the same in all jurisdictions: (a) current name of company, (b) date of incorporation, (c) confirmation the company is in good standing with its corporate filings and has not been dissolved. If you require additional information to show on the certificate of status this will not be possible and a legal opinion will be required.
Personal Property Security Searches
These searches can be done against individuals or businesses. The search result will provide you with a list of all liens and registrations on file against any individual or any company relating to any loans secured against that individual or business. These are provincial and territorial searches.