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Are you looking to start your career as a private investigator? Do you have the ability to be discreet, organized, and ready to jump into action at a moment’s notice?

Private investigators need the focused skills to blend into their environment and record the information they need for their case. You must have great attention to detail, professional communications skills and a can-do attitude.

Private Investigation in Ontario

As an industry, private investigations is growing fast in Canada. Demand for outsourced contracted investigations by the private insurance industry, legal professionals and individuals is fuelling this growth.

What is the average hourly pay of private investigator in Ontario?

According to, a Private Investigator earns an average wage of C$21.20 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers.

What do I need to become a private investigator?

In order to regulate what you can and cannot do, the province has regulations and standards that must be followed by private investigators to operate legally. To determine who can work as a private investigator, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has outlined curriculum requirements for the private investigator’s course. Our course follow these standards and prepares you for the Ontario Private Investigators License exam. The course is delivered 100% online and students have 24/7 access for as long as required.

We will teach you the boundaries and rules of the Private Security & Investigative Services Act, as well as any provincial or federal statutes that apply to ensure you are performing your investigations legally.

Legal Assistance

Whether it’s civil or criminal law, lawyers may hire a private investigator to learn more about a defendant. This involves surveillance, interviewing subjects and using equipment.

Cases can include fraudulent injuries, child custody battles, employee misconduct and more. The variety of cases is large and many more legal situations require investigative services. Our online private investigation training is a complete guide for everything you need to know.

Evidence that is uncovered by investigators can sometimes be the difference in convicting criminals or ensuring legal battles are fought fairly. Sometimes, lawyers may feel they can’t trust their own client, or they’re hiding something from them. In those cases, whether it’s to help their client or to learn if they want to represent them, a lawyer may hire a private investigator to see if they can find anything the client may not be disclosing.

Personal Investigations

Ready to solve cases and help in legal battles? Child custody battles, missing person cases, and identity theft are more examples where private investigators may be hired.

Private Investigators are often tasked with investigating relationship disputes. Messy divorces, cheating spouses, and suspicious activity are often reasons to hire a private investigator to figure out truths for each case.

As a private investigator, you’ll run into a range of scenarios that you need to be prepared for. In our Private Investigator Training course, you will learn what it takes to be successful in the field and ace every case that crosses your desk.

Transferable Skills

If you are currently training for your security guard licence, or are a working security professional, becoming a private investigator might be the next logical step in your career path.

Many skills that you learn in security guard positions are applicable in the field as a private investigator. You can take this a step further with our ‘use of force’ training, which will allow you to defend yourself should things get confrontational.