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Inspections and Investigations Code of Professionalism

OMVIC’s Inspectors and Investigators will conduct themselves in a fashion that promotes respect for the law; instills public confidence in their fairness and impartiality; conveys a professional image; reflects the high standards, character and demeanor expected of those entrusted with the compliance function; and ensures that the duties being performed are timely, consistent, impartial and courteous.


  1. Honesty and Integrity
    Conduct duties in such a manner as to inspire confidence and respect for the position of public trust held by Inspectors and Investigators.
  2. Confidentiality
    Treat in confidence whatever an Inspector or Investigator sees, hears or learns of which is confidential in nature unless performance of duties or legal provisions require otherwise..
  3. Respect
    Treat businesses and the public with respect by being courteous at all times and in all situations..
  4. Objectivity
    Perform all duties impartially and objectively, without favour or ill will, based on relevant legislation, regulations, standards, policies, procedures and on amassed evidence..
  5. Knowledge and Competencies
    Strive to continually enhance and improve personal levels of knowledge and competence.


On initial contact with the public during the course of their work an Inspector or Investigator will, where applicable:

  • Introduce themselves and OMVIC
  • Identify the statutory authority for the inspection or investigation
  • Provide general information regarding the purpose of the contact
  • Provide contact details should further information or feedback be required