Look for Years in Business

Although it is a primary credential, there is no guarantee that any business will be here next year.

A business that has been in business for ten years is probably going to be around next year. The business just starting out today is a higher risk for failure.

A trades person who may have worked for years for someone else may know everything about the trade, but little about business. A business owner needs to have the attributes of managing staff, dealing with government and city laws, as well as suppliers.

Our Site does not tell the consumer who they choose or what credentials a business should have.  The Site just allows the user to make choices using our credentials search system.

The Site automatically reduces the subscription to an Information Only profile should the subscription be cancelled.  The business may also be archived.  See When We Archive a Business.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PLACE THE FOLLOWING CONTENT INTO EVERY PROFILE

  • Information Only Profiles are as advertised to the public on the internet. 
  • The Site as a matter of policy does not recommend, accredit, suggest, promote, or validate any business. Consumers do that through reviews.
  • The Site provides public links to review sites that permit us to publish those links.
  • The Site provides private links to all other trademarked review sites about the business directly to the business only through their account access.     
  • Subscription types give business owners different advertising options, but the Site does not suggest that credibility determines subscription level.  
  • Users can use the advanced features of the Credentials Search to determine the degree of reliability for each business.  
  • It is the responsibility of the user to check the credentials advertised by the business.  
  • Notify Site Admin immediately where the business is advertising credentials they do not have, or information is not current.
  • The company and the consumer entirely determine transactions with each other. 
  • Safe and Trusted Canada does not mediate complaints, issues, or concerns.  
  • Seek legal advice for complex transactions.
  • Protect your interests as removal of the business may occur at any time.

Become An Educated Consumer

An educated consumer can do the following.

They can make comparisons and weigh options based on research.

They want a choice. They do not want someone suggesting who they should choose by eliminating choice.

They rely on word of mouth from their close family and friends, but also have the ability to make their decisions.

They are internet savvy. They can look at reviews and understand that not all reviews are accurate or real.

They only believe what they can verify for themselves. They can shortlist selections but want verification by more than just a website. They want information from several sources.

Trust to them in today’s world means more than a business being on a website. They want to know that when they are spending potentially thousands of dollars, they need to have more than just one source of information.

They have the ability to ask questions and get answers.  If the business owner cannot answer their questions or thinks that their questions are stupid, then they move forward with someone else.

They want things in writing for complex transactions. Contractors working on a renovation are one of those things that should be in writing.

They want quotes from several sources in complex transactions, and if needed will consult a lawyer to review contracts. The educated consumer avoids a deal that is too good to be true.

They never make a decision under pressure.  A deal that has limited numbers, or only this week, or a special promotion lasting 24 hours is avoided immediately.

What happens if things go wrong in major transactions should always be discussed and covered in writing. Delays, Poor Performance, Third Party Intervention.

Lastly, they will appreciate good service, quality, and fair pricing, and they have the potential to leave reviews indicating positive experiences with businesses that they have dealt with and can recommend to others.

Please Note That We Place the Following Content Into Every Profile.

  • Information Only Profiles are as advertised to the public on the internet. 
  • The Site as a matter of policy does not recommend, accredit, suggest, promote, or validate any business. Consumers do that through reviews.
  • Site Admin provides links to other review locations in the business profile that the business owner cannot delete or change.  
  • Check Better Business Bureau Report if available. 
  • Subscription types give business owners different advertising options, but the Site does not suggest that credibility determines subscription level.  
  • Users can use the advanced features of the Credentials Search to determine the degree of reliability for each business.  
  • It is the responsibility of the user to check the credentials advertised by the business.
  • Notify Site Admin immediately where the business is advertising credentials they do not have, or information is not current.
  • The company and the consumer entirely determine transactions with each other.  
  • Safe and Trusted Canada does not mediate complaints, issues, or concerns.  
  • Seek legal advice for complex transactions.
  • Protect your interests as removal of the business may occur at any time. 

Advice For Hiring Contractors

The Smart and Educated consumer understands that they need to protect their interests fully at all times, and will never rely on just a website telling them who to select when they may be shelling out thousands of dollars. The Smart and Educated consumer knows that there are no Sites that can guarantee any business and that they should use this Site as one avenue of research in their selection process.  You should seek legal assistance in situations involving large sums of money. Any business can claim bankruptcy without warning.

Selecting Your Next Contractor


 

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PLACE THE FOLLOWING CONTENT INTO EVERY PROFILE

  • Information Only Profiles are as advertised to the public on the internet. 
  • The Site as a matter of policy does not recommend, accredit, suggest, promote, or validate any business. Consumers do that through reviews.
  • The Site provides public links to review sites that permit us to publish those links.
  • The Site provides private links to all other trademarked review sites about the business directly to the business only through their account access.     
  • Subscription types give business owners different advertising options, but the Site does not suggest that credibility determines subscription level.  
  • Users can use the advanced features of the Credentials Search to determine the degree of reliability for each business.  
  • It is the responsibility of the user to check the credentials advertised by the business.  
  • Notify Site Admin immediately where the business is advertising credentials they do not have, or information is not current.
  • The company and the consumer entirely determine transactions with each other. 
  • Safe and Trusted Canada does not mediate complaints, issues, or concerns.  
  • Seek legal advice for complex transactions.
  • Protect your interests as removal of the business may occur at any time. 

What is a Subcategory?

A subcategory is any category within any primary category.

Our system allows up to 1 subcategory for an Information Only profile. 

Accounts allow between 5 and 60 subcategories dependent on the subscription type the purchased by the business owner.

The Basic Subscription allows 5 subcategories and is at no charge. 

See other Videos regarding our services. 

All our categories for each trade area in Canada are universal in every trade area. Click on a trade area and you will see a list of primary categories. Click on the primary category and you will see the subcategories. 

See Current Canadian Listings. 

Please note that categories must be performed by the business and not contracted out to others.  What does this mean?  See Link. 

The Site automatically reduces the subscription to an Information Only profile should the subscription be cancelled.  The business may also be archived.  See When We Archive a Business.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PLACE THE FOLLOWING CONTENT INTO EVERY PROFILE

  • Information Only Profiles are as advertised to the public on the internet. 
  • The Site as a matter of policy does not recommend, accredit, suggest, promote, or validate any business. Consumers do that through reviews.
  • The Site provides public links to review sites that permit us to publish those links.
  • The Site provides private links to all other trademarked review sites about the business directly to the business only through their account access.     
  • Subscription types give business owners different advertising options, but the Site does not suggest that credibility determines subscription level.  
  • Users can use the advanced features of the Credentials Search to determine the degree of reliability for each business.  
  • It is the responsibility of the user to check the credentials advertised by the business.  
  • Notify Site Admin immediately where the business is advertising credentials they do not have, or information is not current.
  • The company and the consumer entirely determine transactions with each other. 
  • Safe and Trusted Canada does not mediate complaints, issues, or concerns.  
  • Seek legal advice for complex transactions.
  • Protect your interests as removal of the business may occur at any time. 

20 Key Elements of Safe and Trusted Canada

What are the key elements and possible differences between Safe and Trusted Canada and some other options available?  

Safe and Trusted Canada has been working with business owners for over 12 years.  We listened to them very closely over those years with the intent of solving issues for their business.  

We understood that not every business owner has a marketing guru, nor the money to market their business and sometimes they cannot pay huge amounts of marketing dollars when they are just starting out in business. 

We also understand that every business owner starting out will not have the same history of a major company.  Major companies are sometimes faced with major downturns in the economy, threats of trade wars, and other issues that they cannot control. 

Safe and Trusted Canada believes that consumers choose companies based on word of mouth. Word of mouth accelerates quickly on the internet.

The business website, social media, review site history, affiliations and more will have a positive or negative effect on the overall success of the business owner.

Some attributes of our Site that may be different are as follows

1) A business can ask for removal from the Site at any time. See Exceptions

2) The Site starts with an Information Only profile based on what the consumer would readily find on the internet.  This can be removed instantly as the business owner cannot violate issues mentioned in the exceptions above. This is different to other Sites that capture the information and then keep that information forever. 

3) The Site provides public links to Google Reviews, Better Business Bureau and Safe and Trusted Canada.  It does this to show impartiality.  The Site provides private links to trademarked sites to the business owner.   

4) The Site platform highlights a platform where the business owner with an account can clearly articulate what makes them different. This is something that is often missed on business websites.  Other additional areas include their about us information.  The business can list all their contact information, as well as all the business credentials.

5) The Site allows the business owner with account access to list links to all their affiliations, the business website, as well as other contact information. The Site gives the owner of the business the ability to use the Safe and Trusted Logo link from their website to their platform on Safe and Trusted Canada. 

6) The Site allows those with premium accounts more presentation options including up to 10 PDF uploads, 24 images, and up to 10 Youtube links.  The distinct advantage of this is that more information is immediately available to the consumer that may not be possible on some business websites. 

7) The Site has its own review system that is controlled by the business owner. It is controlled by the business owner as a means of managing their business.  The business owner decides on the reviews that are posted.  In this way,  they can always be on top of their business and not worry about the potential content of the review.  They can send out the review link through email, their phone, or give it to their staff to give to the consumer.  This encourages reviews on every transaction your business has and as a business owner, you need this to ensure you are not blindsided. 

8) Remember the previous days before the internet and instant reviews. Remember the sign at the counter asking customers to tell everyone if the business had served them well, but asking the customer to tell the business owner immediately when they had not.  Our process gives the business owner that ability while giving the customer immediate access to other review sites to post a review if there is no response from the proprietor of the business.

10) Every business profile reminds the consumer and the business that Safe and Trusted Canada does not validate, recommend or accredit a business.

11) All transactions and interactions are between the business owner and the consumer.  Safe and Trusted Canada does not offer mediation services or arbitration services.   There is no fail-safe system offered to the consumer. 

12)  A business may be an Information Only profile, but may be turned down for account access. The business does not qualify for an account if they have poor reviews or does not sufficient information available for this site to be a benefit to consumers.  Our target group is legitimate businesses that are licensed.  If the business has information that we need to verify, then they can apply once verification has been received.

13)  Consumers can search for credentials using our automatic search functions which filter so that it meets the criteria required by the user. 

14)  Safe and Trusted Canada does not give the business an automatic grade or star rating. All ratings must be initiated by consumers or anyone having a financial transaction with the business. 

15)  Safe and Trusted Canada does not use algorithms.  

16)  Safe and Trusted Canada offers premium account holders some new abilities.  The Site focuses on what makes the business different, and who is the ideal client of the business.  The business owner has an unlimited linking power to affiliations, job websites, as well as the ability to place discounts into their profile that can readily be searched by consumers from home. page.  All the links are reduced in length to give a perfect presentation of the business. 

17)  Please note that we now have Discount and Promotions categories as well as Job posting ability on the Site as a new feature.

18)  The differences between one subscription level and another are the number of subcategories, the number of trade areas, and position in the database provincially, by category and by city or town trade area.  The credibility of the business is not suggested by subscription level.

19)  Safe and Trusted Canada can provide an excellent platform to advertise and manage your business. Great businesses have the ability to shine so that their trust levels are readily apparent. The platform gives the consumer everything about the business in one place. 

20) Safe and Trusted Canada now offers other software options including Reputation Management and Social Media Marketing with competitive pricing and in Canadian dollars. Remember we are a Canadian business. 

The Site automatically reduces the subscription to an Information Only profile should the subscription be cancelled.  The business may also be archived.  See When We Archive a Business.

See YouTube Video Protect Your Interests as a Consumer

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PLACE THE FOLLOWING CONTENT INTO EVERY PROFILE

  • Information Only Profiles are as advertised to the public on the internet. 
  • The Site as a matter of policy does not recommend, accredit, suggest, promote, or validate any business. Consumers do that through reviews.
  • The Site provides public links to review sites that permit us to publish those links.
  • The Site provides private links to all other trademarked review sites about the business directly to the business only through their account access.     
  • Subscription types give business owners different advertising options, but the Site does not suggest that credibility determines subscription level.  
  • Users can use the advanced features of the Credentials Search to determine the degree of reliability for each business.  
  • It is the responsibility of the user to check the credentials advertised by the business.  
  • Notify Site Admin immediately where the business is advertising credentials they do not have, or information is not current.
  • The company and the consumer entirely determine transactions with each other. 
  • Safe and Trusted Canada does not mediate complaints, issues, or concerns.  
  • Seek legal advice for complex transactions.
  • Protect your interests as removal of the business may occur at any time. 

How to Select Your Contractor?

There is no guarantee in any selection process.  You might use this website, other review sites, and even business organizations like Better Business Bureau.  A contractor can walk away with thousands of dollars.

Safe and Trusted Canada does not promote or validate any business. We have seen contractors with ten years of business history, with A+ratings with Better Business Bureau, suddenly go bankrupt.  We have seen consumers lose thousands of dollars and believe there is not a fail-safe system available.  All the consumer can do is reduce risk.

The following reduces risk.

Legal registration of the advertised name. If the contractor’s name is not registered, it means they are not interested in developing a reputation that only they can use.  A business can change their name but will want to be able to show business history.  Advertising a website is not a legal name.

Licensing for their trade area, and their business category is essential. If they are not licensed, they may not be able to get a permit to do the work in the first place. Lack of permits means no inspection and may have further implications for you when you sell your house.

Does the business have workers’ compensation in place?  Ask for their clearance documentation. Make sure this is part of your contract, as you a consumer may be responsible for the injuries of any worker on your property without it.

Does the business have liability insurance? What happens if there is an accident? As an example, a fence builder digs a hole and hits an electrical line or something worse.  A painter spills a 5-gallon pail of paint on your brand new rug.  A gas leak causes an explosion.  A painter is spraying your house also sprays the house r’s house and car,  next door because of wind drift. Who pays for this?

Years in business seem to reduce risk. A company that has been around locally for ten years is a better risk than someone just starting.  Think about where you work now as an employee.  You are more efficient at what you do after years of experience than when you just had a year on the job.

Detailed contracts reduce the risk for the consumer and the contractor as well.  It is probably the biggest reason for complaints with the Better Business Bureau.  Nothing was in writing. What happens if things go wrong?  What happens when the workmanship or what was in the contract is not happening.  Do you have progress payments?  Do you have progress reviews?  Do you have Change of Work orders?

Did you get more than one quote?  Did you interview the contractor personally?  Did you ask questions?  Are you clear about what is going to take place?  Did you understand that there could be hidden charges based on what turns up in demolition?  Have you researched what might go wrong in a project?

Did you ask for references?  You are interested in recent references from homeowners that have no personal alliances with the contractor. Your friends or family giving you recommendations is great, but too often results in problems that lose friends and your money.

Who is paying for the materials?  Can you imagine getting your roof done and finding out that your contractor did not pay the roofing supply company?  Can you imagine having a lien placed on your house for the amount that the contractor owes the roofing supply company?  Can you imagine a plumbing company putting a lien on your house when the home builder has not paid their bills? We recommend that you seek legal advice for complicated transactions.

The Site automatically reduces the subscription to an Information Only profile should the subscription be cancelled.  The business may also be archived.  See When We Archive a Business.

Please Note That We Place the Following Content Into Every Profile.

  • Information Only Profiles are as advertised to the public on the internet. 
  • The Site as a matter of policy does not recommend, accredit, suggest, promote, or validate any business. Consumers do that through reviews.
  • Site Admin provides links to other review locations in the business profile that the business owner cannot delete or change.  
  • Check Better Business Bureau Report if available. 
  • Subscription types give business owners different advertising options, but the Site does not suggest that credibility determines subscription level.  
  • Users can use the advanced features of the Credentials Search to determine the degree of reliability for each business.  
  • It is the responsibility of the user to check the credentials advertised by the business.
  • Notify Site Admin immediately where the business is advertising credentials they do not have, or information is not current.
  • The company and the consumer entirely determine transactions with each other. 
  • Safe and Trusted Canada does not mediate complaints, issues, or concerns.  
  • Seek legal advice for complex transactions.
  • Protect your interests as removal of the business may occur at any time.

 

 

 

 

 

18 Reasons Your Business Must Have an Account Today

As a business owner looking at this website for the first time, you will wonder whether or not this might be worthwhile for me as a business owner to consider an account.    

Again you might ask, this concept is new.  Why would I even consider a made in Canada option at little or no cost? 

Solving problems is easier with a website designed to help businesses be successful. But your business needs to have the basics first.

So the options you choose, whether or not it is the Basic Subscription at no cost or the Professional Subscription that gives you the maximum allowed benefits we can offer, your first step is to apply for an account.  

Who knows where that first step will take your business?

Ask yourself the following questions as a business owner.

  1. Do you have an unlimited way to get reviews from customers and correct problems before they become issues?  
  2. Do you have an opportunity to grow your business at absolutely no risk to the reputation of your business? 
  3. Do you have an opportunity to load documents, images, and embed YouTube video with ease? 
  4. Do you have a website where there is restricted content, restricted access, and limited content ability?  How does that restrict your business?
  5. Do you have the ability to send one link to a customer where everything about your business is in one link?  
  6. Do you want the ability to highlight your business for zero investment?  
  7. Do you want the ability where several people can manage your internet profile with associated account access?
  8. Do you want the ability to have unlimited linking where all the links are automatically shortened to provide you with the perfect presentation? 
  9. Do you need a format designed to market your business while giving you the key elements of what will make you more successful?  
  10. Does your website have minimal content and act as electronic brochure rather than something that makes your business profile a marketing machine?    
  11. Do you have to hire a web designer to do updates to your website?  
  12. Does your web designer give you that at no cost? 
  13. Does your web designer understand your business better than you?
  14. Do you have access to market your business instantly to a whole province?
  15. Do you have access to potentially unlimited categories and keywords?
  16. Are you getting results?  Do you have access to measured results?  
  17. Are you able to easily market discounts and promotions?     
  18. Subscriptions are seen for each level on the date applied. Will your competition decide that they want that option ahead of you? 

We think we may solve those problems with account access. 

The Site automatically reduces the subscription to an Information Only profile should the subscription be cancelled.  The business may also be archived.  See When We Archive a Business.  

Please Note That We Place the Following Content Into Every Profile.

  • Information Only Profiles are as advertised to the public on the internet. 
  • The Site as a matter of policy does not recommend, accredit, suggest, promote, or validate any business. Consumers do that through reviews.
  • Site Admin provides links to other review locations in the business profile that the business owner cannot delete or change.  
  • Check Better Business Bureau Report if available. 
  • Subscription types give business owners different advertising options, but the Site does not suggest that credibility determines subscription level.  
  • Users can use the advanced features of the Credentials Search to determine the degree of reliability for each business.  
  • It is the responsibility of the user to check the credentials advertised by the business.
  • Notify Site Admin immediately where the business is advertising credentials they do not have, or information is not current.
  • The company and the consumer entirely determine transactions with each other.  
  • Safe and Trusted Canada does not mediate complaints, issues, or concerns.  
  • Seek legal advice for complex transactions.
  • Protect your interests as removal of the business may occur at any time. 

How a Consumer Should Look at Business and Contractor Credentials?

iStock_000070097783_MediumSafe and Trusted Canada uses credentials as a key component to separate one business versus another. 

There is no obligation for a business to list their credentials but they will not be seen if the customer is looking for credentials first. 

This is important especially for contractors.  No credentials could mean no value for your business for being part of this Site. 

The system used allows any business with an account to place their business credentials into their profile.

The business may place only the credentials they have and is reminded that placing credentials they do not have results in an alert on the business profile.

Credentials are divided into two areas.  The first part is for all businesses, and the second part is additional data for contractors.  

Let us go the different components and make sure you understand exactly what is implied. We have prepared an easy way for you to check our what requirements are mandated by province as well as links to a tool that allows you to check the licensing requirements for your area.

 What are the requirements for my province? 

Business Credentials 

Required Licensing for our trade and category is currently in place. This means that the business has a city license if required, and any specific licenses related to their business category.  Eg. A gas fitter requires special licensing.

Legal Requirements for our trade area and the category is currently in place.  Some contractors that take deposits are required to have separate licensing.  Make sure that you understand the requirements of your business. Your business must be registered, or the name that you are presenting to the consumer is authorized such as a franchise. 

Advertised Name of business is legally registered by the owner. This means that the name that the business uses belongs to that business owner.  As the business, they have done a name search for their province, and the name is legally protected. We often see businesses using domain names as their advertised name or variations of a legal name that is not registered.  The only name a business should place as their advertised name is the one that is legally registered.  Having a numbered company doing business as something else is unwise.  Seek a lawyer. In some provinces, the  Advertised Name must be registered.

10 or more years in business.  This relates to an actual business operation as a business and is not intended for people who have ten years of experience.  Operating a business as the owner and being an employee is quite different as most owners will tell you quite quickly.  As a rule, we recommend to consumers that the length of time in business is a primary credential.

5 or more years in business This relates to the same fashion at 10 or more years in business.  If you have 10 or more years in business, you can select this credential as well.

3 or more years in business This relates in the same fashion as the other years in business designations. If you have 5 or more, or 10 or more, you can select this credential as well.

Our business guarantees all credentials listed in our profile is accurate.  This serves as a check for the business owner and reminds the business that listing their credentials must be accurate. 

We have a complaint process in place directly to the owner of the business.  Many consumers lay complaints with review sites because there is no process to deal with the owner.   

Contractor Credentials

 

smiling worker on whiteLiability Insurance is currently in place  If you are a contractor and do not have this in place then what happens is there is an accident, someone gets hurt, or there is property damage.  A painter spilling a five-gallon pail of paint or a gas explosion for a faulty hookup place both the business and the consumer at risk.   We recommend to consumers that this is a must-have and that they should check with their insurance provider as an added check.

Workers’ compensation requirements are met. If you hire workers as a contractor, ensure workers’ comp is in place.  We recommend that consumers seek this credential in a profile 

Will supply proof of credentials to clients if needed.  The contractor industry has problems and if the consumers want evidence of what you are advertising, then do it.  If you can’t or think it is not necessary, then it is likely the consumer will not select you as a contractor.

Will supply testimonials and customer references if needed.  This is telling the consumer that you will provide references.  We recommend references from the last ten jobs as one of the priorities consumers should seek in hiring any contractor.

Will supply images of workmanship of past projects. Many websites are built using stock images.  We have also seen subcontractors use images of jobs that they did for another contractor.  Use the images that you have taken as a contractor.  You should be taking before and after pictures as a regular part of your business all the time.

Will supply free quotes in writing. Some contractors spend many hours quoting a project.  Some charge mileage and time for the quote as well.  If the quote is not free, do not select this credential.

Will give supplier references to protect consumers from liens.  We have seen roofers place shingles on houses, collect the money, and not pay the supplier.  The supplier placed liens on the houses where they delivered the shingles. We have seen sub-trades placing liens after the general did not pay the sub-trade.  We ask consumers to think about this in their selection process.

We work primarily with our own employees. This is a factor to consider.  Consider a roofer as an example that has one crew that is all employees versus contracted staff that come and go.

We primarily subcontract everything out to other contractors we trust.  General Contractors will do this.  Consumers need to know that this can be beneficial for lower costs, and detailed expertise.  It can also give the project the lowest cost and lowest quality of workmanship.  We advise consumers to ensure they know the names of the sub-trades that will be working on the project.

All our sub-trades are licensed, legal and insured.  This is important if you are a consumer.  You do not want unlicensed sub-trades that cannot get inspections completed or permits because they are not licensed. As a consumer, you sure don’t want someone connecting electrical circuits or installing gas lines that have no liability insurance.

Will work with written contracts to protect business and the consumer. This is a must if there are deposits.  The contract should have a start date, finish date, price, and most important, what happens if things go wrong. Contact a lawyer to be safe. Seek legal assistance for complicated transactions.

Contracts detail deposits and progress payments.  This is important for both the business and the consumer. There will be no surprises, and we also suggest progress reviews that both the contractor and customer sign off on to ensure that if there are problems, they are handled right away before the project goes to the next step. Remember to add a change of work orders as separate add-ins to the original contract when applicable. 

Will provide a written warranty for the consumer on workmanship, This is great, but what happens if the contractor goes out of business.  Is there provision for another contractor to provide warranty work?  This should be part of your contract as a contractor can retire, move, or go bankrupt.

We are covered Under Home Warranty Program.  A new home covered under a Home Warranty Program is a policy in some jurisdictions.  Most contractors offer this as a fail-safe solution.  Safe and Trusted Canada suggests you look at the Home Warranty Program in-depth, as well as some of the BBB reports connected to them  They are not necessarily fail-safe solutions.  You are better to pick the best contractor instead.

The Site automatically reduces the subscription to an Information Only profile should the subscription be cancelled.  The business may also be archived.  See When We Archive a Business.

Please Note That We Place the Following Content Into Every Profile.

  • Information Only Profiles are as advertised to the public on the internet. 
  • The Site as a matter of policy does not recommend, accredit, suggest, promote, or validate any business. Consumers do that through reviews.
  • Site Admin provides links to other review locations in the business profile that the business owner cannot delete or change.
  • Admin may remove a review link if it is not appropriate to the business owner, outdated or requires payment to respond to a review.  
  • Check Better Business Bureau Report by going to www.bbb.org 
  • Subscription types give business owners different advertising options, but the Site does not suggest that credibility determines subscription level.  
  • Users can use the advanced features of the Credentials Search to determine the degree of reliability for each business.  
  • It is the responsibility of the user to check the credentials advertised by the business.
  • Notify Site Admin immediately where the business is advertising credentials they do not have, or information is not current.
  • The company and the consumer entirely determine transactions with each other.  
  • Safe and Trusted Canada does not mediate complaints, issues, or concerns.  
  • Seek legal advice for complex transactions.
  • Protect your interests as removal of the business may occur at any time.

What Business Credentials Should Consumers Consider?

How a Consumer Should Look for in Business?

Business and Contractor Credentials

Look for Years in Business

Is Advertised Name of Business Properly Registered? 

Look for Contractors That Carry Worker’s Comp and Liability Insurance

The Site automatically reduces the subscription to an Information Only profile should the subscription be cancelled.  The business may also be archived.  See When We Archive a Business.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PLACE THE FOLLOWING CONTENT INTO EVERY PROFILE

  • Information Only Profiles are as advertised to the public on the internet. 
  • The Site as a matter of policy does not recommend, accredit, suggest, promote, or validate any business. Consumers do that through reviews.
  • The Site provides public links to review sites that permit us to publish those links.
  • The Site provides private links to all other trademarked review sites about the business directly to the business only through their account access.     
  • Subscription types give business owners different advertising options, but the Site does not suggest that credibility determines subscription level.  
  • Users can use the advanced features of the Credentials Search to determine the degree of reliability for each business.  
  • It is the responsibility of the user to check the credentials advertised by the business.  
  • Notify Site Admin immediately where the business is advertising credentials they do not have, or information is not current.
  • The company and the consumer entirely determine transactions with each other. 
  • Safe and Trusted Canada does not mediate complaints, issues, or concerns.  
  • Seek legal advice for complex transactions.
  • Protect your interests as removal of the business may occur at any time.

Primary Categories and Sub Categories

These are the primary categories.  Click on each link to see the subcategories. 

Each city and town has the same primary categories.  

The example here is Saskatoon Saskatchewan.  Entries in blue have active links to businesses in that area.  

See all the categories

The Site automatically reduces the subscription to an Information Only profile should the subscription be cancelled.  The business may also be archived.  See When We Archive a Business.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PLACE THE FOLLOWING CONTENT INTO EVERY PROFILE

  • Information Only Profiles are as advertised to the public on the internet. 
  • The Site as a matter of policy does not recommend, accredit, suggest, promote, or validate any business. Consumers do that through reviews.
  • The Site provides public links to review sites that permit us to publish those links.
  • The Site provides private links to all other trademarked review sites about the business directly to the business only through their account access.     
  • Subscription types give business owners different advertising options, but the Site does not suggest that credibility determines the subscription level.  
  • Users can use the advanced features of the Credentials Search to determine the degree of reliability for each business.  
  • It is the responsibility of the user to check the credentials advertised by the business.  
  • Notify Site Admin immediately where the business is advertising credentials they do not have, or information is not current.
  • The company and the consumer entirely determine transactions with each other. 
  • Safe and Trusted Canada does not mediate complaints, issues, or concerns.  
  • Seek legal advice for complex transactions.
  • Protect your interests as removal of the business may occur at any time.