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Search Assist™

Your day, simplified.

Every commercial real estate transaction is unique, and so are the searches needed to close them. Search Assist makes your day easier by managing searches with municipalities, regions and other authorities in Ontario on your behalf. Focus on other aspects of the transaction, while staying in control through the entire process.

Place a new search order request

Open the form and bookmark it for your future orders.

Simple and efficient

Acting as your personal assistant, we give you back valuable time so you can focus on other important aspects of the transaction.

An end-to-end solution

Easily order all your searches at the same time. We manage the requests and follow-ups, and deliver the results to you.

Extensive directory

Our large search authority database contains up-to-date contact information and fees. This allows us to send out all your search requests quickly and hassle free.


Try Search Assist for free!

We'll waive the $25 service fee per search on your first order.*


An end-to-end solution

FCT uses the information provided in the search response to begin underwriting your title insurance policiesno need to place a separate order to title insure the transaction. Here’s how it works:

Order: You place a search order. Request: We request searches and follow ups. Response: Search response received and delivered to you. Transfer: Search file passed to underwriting who contacts youer. Underwrite: We underwrite the title insurance policy. Issue: We issue the policy with an itemized invoice (search and premium)

Customer reviews

Here's what customers have to say:

“I find using your off-title search service is a great time saver for me. I know that the searches are being followed up on.” – Linda, Law Clerk
“I can’t find any better way of searching. We would rather pay for this service than spend time researching. We could spend this time doing one more deal instead.” – John, Law Clerk
“It’s a lot easier for me just to click off the searches that I need and submit it and not have to follow up because I know you are doing it right.” – Jennifer, Law Clerk
“In some respects it is like an administrative assistant. FCT orders searches for me, then tracks and sends them to me. It has been a big help.” – Cathy, Law Clerk

Search Assist FAQ

Have a question?

Get in touch with us to learn more about Search Assist™ and how FCT can help you.

Search Assist is available in Ontario only.

*Offer valid on first-time orders. Waived fee does not include disbursements, government fees and taxes.


The search results are provided “as is” and “as available” and First Canadian Title Company Limited makes no guarantees, warranties, representations or conditions, express or implied, including with respect to merchantability, quality, or fitness for a particular purpose with respect to the FCT Search Assist services. All risk as to the results and performance of FCT Search Assist is assumed by the law/notary firm requesting the services. FCT’s service level obligations include using commercially reasonable efforts to follow up with governmental authorities starting at 5 business days before the requisition due date with additional follow-ups occurring until all responses are received. FCT is not responsible for searches not received prior to the requisition date or the closing date. Services by First Canadian Title Company Limited. The services company does not provide insurance products. Some products/services may vary by province. Prices and products/services offered are subject to change without notice.


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