Government of B.C.

Before you start

You must get written authorization from the employer's business granting you permission to request a search for their records. If you're searching for multiple business names, you must have authorization from each business to be searched.

Overview

You must pay a $35 non-refundable search fee for each legal name searched. For example, you would pay a fee of $70 to search two legal names.

You can submit multiple search requests and will receive a separate result for each legal name searched.

You can pay online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express). Note: Debit cards (such as Interac or Visa Debit) cannot be used to pay the search fee.

Start

1

Have your documents scanned and information ready

Each legal name searched requires authorization from the business or a representative of the business.

2

Request a due diligence search

Submit your request online to reduce processing time. You will receive an automatic email that confirms your submission. Remember to record your case number.

3

Other ways to submit a request

You can submit a search request using the printable Due Diligence Search Request (PDF, 345KB)

Contact

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Ask a question or get confidential support about your situation.

Contact Employment Standards

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