To do a Canadian reverse phone lookup correctly, an Investigator will have to use social media, Canadian contact information databases, and Google.ca as an investigative tool. This is how Canadians can find out who a phone number belongs to.
Unfortunately, Canadian paid phone lookup services will offer no help.
This can make a Canadian reverse phone lookup seem like a difficult task. There are multiple on-line Canadian phone research services on the web that promise results for a small amount of money. However, many of these Canadian reverse phone lookup services are simply clickbait scams or are just trying to get a small fee from the Canadian citizen:
These services will not be able to provide the Canadian phone number information the user is looking for.
Furthermore, Canada protects the cellular phone data for their Canadian citizens, so a service that claims to offer reverse phone lookups in Canada is almost always a scam. A DIY reverse lookup will always be the best option.
Canadian Phone Lookup Using Cyber Investigation
So, is a Canadian reverse lookup even possible? Yes, but it will require an OSINT effort. OSINT, or open-source intelligence, is the use of public information to gain intelligence or “info.”
Public Numbers in Canada
Fortunately, many Canadian phone numbers in Canada are available publicly, they are just surrounded by a lot of other data/ info which makes the task of a reverse number lookup a little hard.
By available publicly, we mean they are available on the web. So, how does a Canadian begin to perform a correct reverse phone lookup? By free reverse phone lookup methods. This is done by utilizing Google.ca, on-line Canadian directories, and social media. These are just a few of the ways to perform a quality and "no cost" reverse phone lookup in Canada.
Canadian Reverse Phone Search Summary
Use the Google.ca Search Operator: "Exact Phrase Match." This is used in our Free Google Reverse Phone Lookup Tool!
Insert the number in Canadian directories, such as reverse Canada 411.
Do a number lookup by searching the CA number in social media platforms.
Google.ca Reverse Phone Lookup
Google.ca is typically where a Canadian should start when beginning a reverse phone lookup to find an individual in Canada. This is a great way to start a phone number research task when it is combined with "Google Search Operators."
This also answers the question:
"how do I do a Canadian reverse phone lookup for free on Google.ca?"
The answer is using Google Search Operators. Search Operators are special text characters and commands that greatly extend the capabilities of a regular Google.ca search.
The one Google.ca Search Operator that works with a Canadian phone number lookup is quotes (""). This Operator searches Google.ca for 100% the exact phrase that is being searched within the quotes:
Your Canadian phone number!
If the Canadian phone number is searched inside quotes, only results containing that number will appear. This will get rid of a near infinite amount of unwanted similar Canadian phone numbers that will not help in the phone number search.
Canadian Phone Number Directories
CA telephone numbers, including cellphone numbers, can also be found in on-line Canadian directories. This means that the telephone number information is sometimes located on the "Dark Web."
The Dark Web is not as scary as the media makes it out to be
Rather, The Dark Web is just the part of the internet that is not able to be accessed by Google.ca and many on-line Canadian directories have information that requires access to their database.
Many of these Canadian databases cannot be indexed by Google.ca/ other search engines. So, this means that looking up a telephone number through CA directories will need a lot of work. The telephone number will have to be searched in the search-box of each CA directory that has a database that is not indexed by Google.ca. These Canadian directories can be phone lookup services such as Whitepages or Canada 411.
Canadian Phone Lookup Via Social Media
As with on-line CA directories, social media accounts will sometimes have cellular phone information that is not accessible by Google.ca.
Many Canadian social media users will have their CA phone information available with a fast search in the social media's search box. Similar to CA directories, the phone number will need to be searched individually in each of the social media platforms.
It should be obvious now why Canadian paid phone lookup services cannot be used. These CA services are always disingenuous and if they can get information on a CA phone number, it will be fragmented information that has been aggregated from Google.ca. This is true even for services that claim to be the best free Canadian reverse phone lookup service.
These free Canadian services are usually just trying to get and sell personal data from Canadian citizens.
Thankfully, a basic reverse CA phone lookup can be done simply and without a paid or free service. All one has to do is utilize Google.ca, databases, and social media. After these three basic steps, a Canadian phone search will yield the most accurate information available.
Canadian Phone Number Area Code List
Alberta: 403 587 780 825
British Columbia: 250 604 236 778
Manitoba: 204 431
New Brunswick: 506
Northwest Territories: 867
Nova Scotia: 782 902
Ontario: 365 548 705 226 289 613 807 437 249 343 416 519 647 905
Prince Edward Island: 902 782
Quebec: 418 450 367 579 873 514 581 819 438
Saskatchewan: 306 639
About the Author
Peter Sandru is an Canadian Instructor & Co-Founder of NDIL with over 14 years as a Professional Investigator in Canada. Peter has spent more than a decade conducting investigations throughout the world, primarily for corporations, law firms, and government agencies. Peter has assisted in the creation of many investigative training programs in various capacities. Peter has helped many individuals on their journey to learning to utilize search engines to their full potential.