How to Search for Canadian People for Free

By David Sarokin

Not long ago, searching for a person's contact information in Canada meant traveling to the city where she lives to consult a telephone directory, or visiting a specialty library with a collection of international phone books. Now, of course, phone listings are available on the Internet and you can search for Canadian people for free with a number of online resources.

Step 1

Visit Numberway.com and click "Canada" to display a listing of online phone directories in the country.

Step 2

Enter the last name of the person you're seeking along with a first name or first initial in the appropriate search fields.

Step 3

Select "All Provinces" to search the entire country, or enter a city name or a specific province to geographically restrict your search.

Step 4

Click "People Search" to display a list of white-pages listings for the name you entered. The results will display a full name, address and phone number for names that match your search criteria.

Step 5

Use the other directories listed at Numberway if your first search does not produce the desired results. Include the Yellow Pages in your search in case the person you're seeking has a business listing under his name.

Step 6

Ask a librarian for assistance if the Numberway directories don't turn up the person you're seeking. Libraries often have access to specialty directories that are not available to the general public, such as ReferenceUSA (which includes listings in Canada).

Tips & Warnings

  • Remember to search alternative first names, such as Robert and Bob or Alexandra and Lexi.

References & Resources