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Simple, fast and reliable screening solutions for your small business. Simple same-day set-up with step-by-step guidance.
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How Does Sterling Backcheck Protect Your Small Business?

It’s easy. We take care of all things complicated so you can focus on what really matters, the future of your company.
Step-by-Step Guidance
We help you understand the ins and out of background screening.
Personalized Screening Solutions
Create a personalized pre-employment screening solution.
Fast and Reliable Results
Delivers background check results in under 4 hours.
Ongoing Communication
We’re ready to answer any questions you have.
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Efficient, precise and professional, I am very amazed by Sterling Backcheck. I was given a very tight deadline to complete a background and credit check for securing a job offer for my candidate. I searched around; all the vendors were taking their time to reply. Until I found Sterling Backcheck. Their rep got back to my request shortly, explained all the steps which are simple to follow, and set up account in the same day. It only took two days to get what I needed. They care about your business regardless of whether you’re small or big. I am highly satisfied with the service provided."

Joyce Lang

Recruiter, Haijo Inc.

Services Tailored for Your Small Business

While the specific screening needs of every small business differ, Sterling Backcheck’s decades of experience can be leveraged to design the most appropriate solution that reflects your unique culture and enables success.
Criminal Background Checks

Getting a complete picture of a candidate’s criminal history is often more complex than people think. At Sterling Backcheck, we make it easy for you to make fast, more accurate, and safer hiring decisions through a combination of robust services, solutions, and technology that allows you to:

  • Identify criminal activity
  • Gain direct access to nationwide and global criminal checks
  • Deliver accurate results quickly
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Identity Verification

Identity Verification is designed to help you mitigate risk through a simple process where candidates verify that the information they provided about themselves, such as their name and date of birth, is indeed their own. This allows employers to verify that candidates are in fact who they claim to be. In the transportation industry, for example, your drivers may need to verify their identities from remote locations. In any situation where remote verification is needed, both accuracy and reliable technology play critical roles.

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Education and Employment Verification

Make sure you know who you’re hiring with the support of industry-leading pre-employment verifications backed by a powerful fulfillment engine. Sterling Backcheck’s verification services deliver fast, detailed confirmations of a candidate’s educational background, job history, and other credentials so you can be confident in every new hire.

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Reference Checks

Reference Checks are a valuable tool for screening candidates but can be time-consuming and difficult for hiring managers.

Beyond telephone interviews, Sterling Backcheck also offers online reference interviews with IP address tracking technology. Fast and economical, these online questionnaires can also be complemented by telephone follow-up to validate and verify answers. Furthermore, we can customize the references to better serve your organization.

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Driver Abstracts and Driver License Verifications

Protect your people and property with driver abstract checks, which help get new hires on the job quickly while maintaining safety and compliance standards. Sterling Backcheck provides driver abstracts on thousands of Canadians each year. Established direct relationships with relevant provincial agencies complement our processes and technology that can be relied upon to deliver fast, accurate, and detailed results.

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Social Media Searches

With social media becoming a fundamental way billions engage with each other, social media background checks are increasing in popularity to minimize risk of a bad hire. Sterling has partnered with Fama to offer clients the ability to screen potential and current employees using publicly available online information. Our solution helps organizations build great cultures by identifying traits that align with an organization’s values, while also enhancing ethical decision-making and compliance by proactively recognizing risk-creating behaviours such as bigotry, racism, and sexism.

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Top 6 Reasons Your Organization Needs a Background Screening Solution

1. Grow Your Team, Safely

Whether you are a small start-up, boutique owner, or looking to open your second restaurant location, a background screening program is a must-have to ensure the safety of your small Canadian business.

2. Create a Safe Working Environment

Robust reference checks minimize exposure to candidates with reported pasts of bullying, robbery, and physical or sexual assault.

3. Keep Up with Compliance and Hiring Demand

Remain focused on managing day-to-day operations by delegating the headache of keeping up with regional regulatory changes. Count on Sterling Backcheck to conduct due diligence with compliant screening, and with quick turnaround times.

4. Your Organization’s Reputation

Minimize risk exposure and the repercussions of a bad hire with background checks. Start your hiring process on the right foot with a background screening provider that takes protecting your reputation as seriously as you do.

5. Fair Prices, Exceptional Service

Sterling Backcheck offers best-in-class background screening services at reasonable prices, to fit your small business budget.

6. Prevent Issues Before They Arise

Regardless of your industry or company size, Sterling Backcheck has been committed to delivering the best screening services in Canada for over 45 years. Our experts go beyond vague and subjective job applications and resumes, they catch common red flags such as falsified education records and employment references.
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Frequently Asked Questions for Small Businesses

Check out our small business FAQ's below, or contact us with other questions.
A Sterling Backcheck representative will be in contact within one business day to understand your small business needs and background check inquires.
On average, Sterling Backcheck’s team of experts deliver Criminal Record Check results in under 4 hour. No time is wasted, we provide background check findings quickly because we understand that running a small business in Canada isn’t easy. Additional services will vary in times based on the types of searches.
The safety of your small business employees, clients and the future of your company depends on verified hires.
All Sterling Backcheck consultations are free of charge. Don’t hesitate to contact us today!
Sterling Backcheck is a leading provider of background and identity services in Canada. We offer a foundation of trust and safety that spans across industries, professions and borders. Our tech-enabled services help organizations create great environments for their workers, partners and customers. We are proud to offer our services in multiple in both English and French and to tailor a program for small business employment.
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