Impact of Adding Revenue Canada Databases Under FOAEA—Part 1 Tracing For Locating Persons
Final Report



Four organizations are involved in the maintenance tracing process in British Columbia in situations where payors and/or employers of payors cannot be located. These are briefly described below:

If a maintenance recipient enrols in FMEP and the payor or employer cannot be located, an initial search is made by FMEP staff using public or other data sources. If the search results are negative, a trace request is made to FAMS, which applies additional trace resources and techniques. If no accurate trace data is found, FAMS sends a trace request to the FOAEA Unit at the Department of Justice Canada, which in turn accesses available data from both HRDC and CCRA. This data is sent back to FMEP via FAMS for review and application. Figure 1 describes the federal/provincial tracing process.

Figure 1   Summary flow chart of B.C. tracing process