About Free Canada People Search
Find Someone In Canada For Free
There are several online resources for finding people without having to purchase services or pay for the information keeping in mind that more sophisticated or in-depth information is not included in free searches.
Search services generally take the forms of search 'tools', website directories and websites.
A 'tool' is usually a software app that some created and puts forward for some kind of gain whether it be dollars, website traffic, popularity, getting links or just a warm and fuzzy feeling bucking capitalism.
'Tools' customarily don't have their own sources of data but merely tap into existing (large) databases, thereby in their very nature making them mostly unnecessary as those seeking others could simply go to the database directly without the aid of the 'tool'. Some of the better utilities might attempt to search multiple repositories but as databases continually change parameters, tools can become outdated. Moreover, people search tends to be a sporadic event that doesn't warrant purchasing one software program (the tool) to search another software program (a database).
Looking to look into someone's past and present character, reputation, marital status or history, financial track record, judgments arrest record, criminal history and/or online presence? Such are the efforts of background-check services.
By law most if not all information is a matter of public record available to anyone. The enormous challenge is the time required to learn about and use a scattered number of sources.
From the beginning the phrase 'people search' has been one of the most popular search phrases online. Using that phrase in Google returns 9,100,000,000 (nine billion one hundred million) website listings in SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages). Consequently the number of websites targeting that phrase for 'traffic' in proportionate. There are literally way too many search sites to mention here so let's focus on the larger ones for Canada:
Canada411 is "People Canada". This very popular Canadian search site's expanded motto is "This is a good place to find!". Available to visitors in both English and French, 411 is a wide variety of features to search over 19 million listings. The site has tools to perform a search by name (with or without location - city entries are optional and the tool has a drop down list of provinces), zip code lookup, lookup also by town (including U.S. businesses), toll free number lookup, city guides, yellow pages (YellowPages.CA), Internet web search (by keyword), and links to International Directories on six continents.
411 is owned and operated by Sympaico Inc. (Bell Portal Division), "a Canadian web, commerce provider which owns and operates a Network of national and local Canadian Internet properties". Canadian People Search is sponsored by Bell, Kenora Municipal Telephone System (KMTS), Manitoba Services, Inc.
As Facebook grew to a large number of subscribers, it became a large repository of data re people going well beyond 'name, address and phone number'. In its early years the website may not have been thought of as a means for locating people but as popularity grew so did its search function.
You must be logged into Facebook to conduct a search and once there, click where 'Search' appears in the search box and type the person's name.
As letters are entered Facebook will present a list of name suggestions, any one of which could be selected as the search name. After entering a first name, enter the first letter of the next name (middle or last) to see matching suggestions. Otherwise enter as much of a name as desired and either press Enter or click on the 'spy-glass' icon on the right of the search box to conduct the search.
With Chrome 5+, Internet Explorer 9+, Safari 5+ or Firefox 4+ Google (and other services) make it possible now to search for someone (or something) using a picture of the person or thing. Google says, "When you search using an image, your search results may include: Similar images; Sites that include the image; Other sizes of the image you searched for. Search using an image works best when the image is likely to show up in other places on the web. So you'll get more results for famous landmarks than you will for personal images like your latest family photo."
To use image search, go to images.google.com or any images-results page. Click on 'Search by image' then select 'upload an image' then 'choose file' and select the image from your computer. Search results will display where the picture appears on the web and list several images that look similar.
Alternatively, on any website, right click on an image and choose 'copy image address' or 'copy image location' then at images.google.com click in the search box and choose 'Paste and Go'.
In Chrome it's possible to right click on a picture and use 'Search Google for image'.
Using a cell phone? Install the Chrome app (Android and iPhone or iPad) then tap the image to view a larger size. Touch and hold the image in the box that appears and select 'Search Google for this image'.
A very long time ago owners of websites (like Yahoo, MSN and AOL) figured out that they didn't need to sell a product on a website to make money. Instead they could display banner ads linking to websites that did have something to sell (like dating sites, software vendors, stores, etc).
Google came along with 'paid ads' making it possible for website owners (like search sites) to earn money by displaying Google Ads who in turn was paid by vendors purchasing the ad space.
As a user of websites we are painfully aware of the videos, the popups, the banner ads and every other effort to catch our attention. 'Traffic' refers to people visiting websites so search sites offering free searches do so to attract visitors who are offered a variety of opportunities to buy something or go to another site that has something to sell. By using free search sites we become 'traffic' that can be sold to another website owner or solicited in a number of ways that produces income from our actions.
Search for People in Canada
Find People Canada is "The Phone repository for Everyone". This very popular Canadian search site's expanded slogan is "This is a good place to search!". Available visitors speak both English and French. It offers variety of characteristics whereby search of 12 million listings is made possible.
Find People in Canada
Find People Canada is owned and operated by Symatico Inc. (Bell's portail division), a Canadian website, and commerce which owns and a réseau operates provider of au niveau national and people finder in locaux media properties".
White Pages Canada
What are White Pages? They are alphabetical listings of names, addresses and telephone numbers of people with telephone service (or subscriptions to services related to publishers of such information).
The monikers 'white' and 'yellow' originated with printed telephone books which had information about people on white pages and business advertisements on yellow pages. Of course all white pages were grouped together and all yellow pages were grouped together in the same 'phone book' so in looking at the edge of the book, each section was clearly distinguishable. If you picked up the phone book to search for a person, you knew to go to the white section.
In geographical areas where combining personal and business information was too much for one volume, listings for individuals and businesses were published in separate books. In heavily-populated areas both white and yellow pages were divided into separate books with alphabetical groups like A-F, G-M, etc.
Reverse Address Lookup Canada
A reverse-address lookup allows an address to be entered as a search parameter for the purpose of determining the person or business at the address.
Whitepages provides a free reverse search for persons and for businesses. Most free offerings are limited in some way and only act as teasers to entice users into 'upgrading' to a paid version. This service is no exception. After only 2 clicks a warning pops up stating that searches are being performed 'too fast' and an upgrade to the pro version is recommended. Clicking elsewhere leads to the typical 'unlock full report' button which in turn presents 'search plans' with various features and prices (contact info plan, all-access plan and background report).
Reverse Phone Number Search
Entering a phone number into the search box of a 'reverse-phone-number' search service might return a useful result. Success is 'iffy' partly because of the frequency with which people change their phone numbers. A new complication adding to unlikely success is the addition of cell-phone numbers added to the mix. A large number of phone numbers are also 'unlisted' (not in public record) making them irretrievable.
When searching for anything and everything on the Internet, almost always paid ads appear at the top of search results. More often than not those listings lead to services which are not free.