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British Columbia Private Investigator

ICS provides a full range of private investigator services conducted by licensed British Columbia Private Investigators. ICS is a full service private investigation agency available 24 hours a day including holidays. When you need a private investigator in British Columbia, turn to the professionals at ICS and begin your investigation with a free consultation online or by calling (888) 223-6494.

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Port Coquitlam, British Columbia Toronto, Ontario Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Background Checks (Online Dating)

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Description of Private Investigations in British Columbia

Local British Columbia Private Investigator

ICS provides a full range of investigations services for the City of British Columbia and all surrounding metropolitan areas. Submit a free online private investigation consultation form, or call our toll free number to speak to a private investigator at (888) 223-6494.

A private investigator in British Columbia must become licensed under the British Columbia Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General along with 2400 hours experience being supervised by another licensed private investigator.

You can rest assured that any British Columbia Private Investigator assigned to your case with ICS are fully licensed and insured in accordance with British Columbia laws and participates in any required continuing education.

Private Investigator in British Columbia

The westernmost province of Canada, British Columbia is the 3rd most populous with 4.4 million people, and the 5th largest in terms of total area. More than half of the province’s population resides in the Greater Vancouver area, the third-largest metropolitan area in the nation and the second-largest in the entire Pacific Northwest, including Oregon and Washington. British Columbia is the endpoint of many of the transcontinental railways as well as the home to several international ports, making it a hub for international trade and commerce. Its natural resources are its main export, but Vancouver is known as Hollywood North as it is the third-largest film production region in the world, behind Los Angeles and New York City. Crime rates in Canada are determined using the Crime Severity Index (“CSI”), which measures both the seriousness – determined by harshness of sentencing – and the volume of crimes reported. British Columbia ranked third highest on the CSI in 2011, and is among the worst in drug offenses, but among the best in homicide rates. With such a high CSI, however, it is evident that there is a great deal of investigative work to be done. By hiring a private investigator such as those licensed in the ICS global network, you can be sure that a highly skilled, experienced professional is dedicated to your case around the clock.

How to become a Private Investigator in British Columbia

  1. Must be a High school Graduate or equivalent
  2. Take an approved private investigator course from the Justice Institute of British Columbia and the Focus Training Institute for the required education.
  3. Apply for a B.C. Security Worker License and conduct investigation under supervision of a licensed private investigator.
  4. Obtain 2400 hours of field experience within 2-4 years.
  5. Apply for a full Security Worker License along with proof of experience.

British Columbia Private Investigator Restrictions

In order to conduct private investigations in British Columbia, all private investigators must comply with local and federal laws.

  • Impersonate Law Enforcement - Private Investigators in British Columbia cannot carry a badge, wear a uniform or say anything that might imply that the private investigator is a police officer or federal agent.
  • Make an Arrest - Private Investigators in British Columbia cannot legally make an arrest. If there is evidence that suggests an arrest should be made the investigator should contact law enforcement.
  • Wiretapping - Wiretapping is illegal without a proper warrant. Private Investigators cannot tap a phone.
  • Trespassing - Private Investigators cannot break and enter onto private property.

British Columbia Background Investigation

Do you live in British Columbia and need a background investigation on someone? Are you in British Columbia but need a background investigation on someone outside of BC? Background Investigations are useful tools private investigators can provide for their clients that can uncover a wealth of information. However, in some investigations a background check is just a starting point to a march more in depth investigation. Regardless of your needs, ICS can help. International Counterintelligence Services has been providing background investigation services in British Columbia and elsewhere since 1967. To learn more about how ICS can help you with your background investigation, contact us and speak with a private investigator today.

British Columbia Divorce Investigation

Are you going through a divorce in British Columbia? Are you about to go through a divorce in British Columbia but need a way to gather evidence to support your claims in court? ICS has been helping clients with divorce investigations since 1967. If your about to go through a divorce, make sure you have all the evidence you need to back up your case in court. Divorces are usually messy and can only get more complicated with money, assets and children are involved. ICS can gather evidence that will be admissible in court to support Alimony claims, child custody as well as asset distribution. Don't let yourself be taken advantage of. Call ICS and have a licensed private investigator review your case, and see how we can help you with your investigation today.

Locate a birth Parent in British Columbia

Have you made the decision to locate your birth parent and believe they may be in British Columbia? Are you in British Columbia but need help finding your birth parents you assume to be elsewhere? Finding your birth parent is never an easy thing to do and can be increasingly more difficult as legal bureaucracy, person emotions and other factors interfere. If you have made the decision to find your birth parent and get the answers to your questions your looking for then contact ICS. International Counterintelligence Services has been providing Birth Parent Locate investigations in BC and elsewhere since 1967. We have the experience, knowledge and resources to reunite you with your biological birth parent. To learn more about birth parent locate investigations call us and speak with a licensed private investigator who will give you a free consultation to see how we can help you with your birth parent locate investigation.

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Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns
Licensing requirements in British Columbia change from region to region.  Contact our office for details.

Top Case Types for British Columbia
Locate Lost People
Other Private Investigator Case
Adultery or Infidelity Investigations (Marital)
Unfaithful or Cheating Mate (Non-Marital)
Cheating Spouse Investigation
Birth Parent Locate Investigation
Background Investigation
Missing Persons
Child Custody and Visitation Investigations
Child Support Enforcement and Collection

Case Studies

Covert Surveillance Case Study
A client contacted us to acquire any details and information we could find on her fiancé. She...

Child Custody Case Study
A client going through a divorce contacted us to help him gain custody of his children. When the...

Catfish Case Study
After communicating with a woman online for over a year, ICS was contacted to determine if our...

International Due Diligence Case Study
A client called ICS to perform due diligence on a man who he was thinking of becoming business...

International Covert Surveillance Case Study
ICS was contacted by a Client to see if we could tail his wife who was taking a vacation trip...

Papers and Press Releases

November 05, 2015
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November 03, 2015
Child Custody And Visitation
One of the most difficult things to do during a divorce is to establish child custody and child visitation. If a couple can't agree, then the courts w...

November 03, 2015
Information About Catfish And Catfishing Scams
There are millions of people online looking for love and romance, and inevitably there are individuals who use the anonymity of the internet to preten...

October 23, 2015
Reasons For Hiring A Private Investigator
This article provides some strong points for hiring a private investigator, and explains why you should never try to investigate a case yourself.

October 21, 2015
ICS Investigates Catfish Cases
International Counterintelligence Services (“ICS”), a leader in the private investigations industry has recently added Catfish/Catfishing to their rob...

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Private Investigator Internship *Intern
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sooke, British Columbia, Canada

Experienced Private Investigator
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Mission, British Columbia, Canada

Experienced Private Investigator
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Mission, British Columbia, Canada

Case Consultant and Case Analyst
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Surveillance Investigator
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Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Specialist
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abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

Case Consultant and Case Analyst
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Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, Canada

Surveillance Investigator
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Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

Sales Representative (Account Rep, New Business)**
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Delta, British Columbia, Canada

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