If you are successful through the proceeding steps you may progress to the Background Investigation portion of the selection process. You and the references you provided regarding your character, work, and school will be contacted by a Background Investigator, who will conduct an extensive investigation into your education, employment and personal history. The investigation will include a detailed look at your records and documents in Ontario, Canada and, if necessary, other countries. The Background Investigator will also interview your neighbours and conduct a home visit. The average background takes about 40 hours of work to complete, and if you have lived, worked or traveled abroad it will take longer.