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Corporate Profile

Founded in 1997, BackCheck specializes in pre-employment background checks, including Criminal Record Checks and Criminal Record Search, Credit Bureau Inquiries, Investigative Reference Checks, Employment Verifications, Education Verifications, and Driver Abstracts. With thousands of clients ranging in size from under 50 to over 150,000 employees, BackCheck is a leading provider of pre-employment screening.


By leveraging economies of scale, BackCheck is able to deliver consistent results at prices below clients’ in-house cost. BackCheck conducts checks on a global basis, for client organizations based in North America, the United Kingdom, and throughout Europe. Our team of over 400 university educated People, our efficient and privacy compliant Processes and our easy to use Technology have combined to perform over 3 million Reference Checks and over 3 million Criminal Record Checks for thousands of organizations in all industry sectors.


Our goal is to protect our clients from employing fraudulent, dishonest, or otherwise unsuitable candidates and to assist each client to have a better understanding of who they are hiring into their organization. Once you begin doing business with BackCheck, we will provide you with the highest level of service in order to make this happen.


In April 2012, BackCheck joined Sterling Infosystems to become the leading and largest provider of background checking services for both Canada and the United States.  The combination makes us truly a North American Leader – offering more value, more technology innovation and improved access to services on both sides of the border.



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BackCheck stands behind all services with a guarantee of 100% satisfaction. Our own references will be happy to take your calls regarding our services and performance.




The measurable benefits of performing background checks include the following:


  • Fewer bad hires
  • Significant reduction in costs associated with employee theft
  • Reduction in employee turnover and related costs
  • Assurance that thorough references are taken prior to every hire
  • Faster recruiting times
  • Safer work place
  • Selection of a more honest, productive and efficient team
  • Protection from negligent hiring litigation