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Canada Tenant Background Check

What is a Canada tenant background check?

A Canada tenant background check is consumer report that allows a landlord to verify a tenant’s rental history. The tenant verification services for Canada can include a police check or criminal records search, and a credit report.

What is a police check?

A police check is a query that searches active criminal records in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police(RCMP) National Repository of Criminal Repository. The police check can be used to determine existence of criminal records in Canada. Our search is conducted by name, date of birth, address, and SIN Number.

What is Canada credit report?

A credit report is a consumer report that checks an individual’s credit worthiness. Landlords use credits reports when conducting background checks on tenants. Our Canadian credit reports are requested from the three major credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.

How much does a Canada tenant background check costs?

Prices may vary depending on how comprehensive the tenant background check is. Our prices can range from $35.00 to $50.00

How long does it take to get the results from a tenant background check in Canada?

Anywhere between 3 days to 2 weeks.

What are the tenant background check laws in Canada?

In Canada, landlords must comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

What is PIPEDA?

PIPEDA was created to set ground rules for how business, and landlords, must handle personal information in accordance to commercial activity.

Some obligations that Canada landlords have under the PIPEDA law:

What type of information is covered by the PIPEDA law?

Under the PIPEDA law, sensitive data about an individual that includes any factual or subjective information that may or may not be recorded is covered. This includes data such: