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How to Find an Old Friend in Canada

by Jennifer Brister

As we get older, we sometimes find ourselves wanting to reconnect with old friends. Fortunately in the Internet age, there are many ways to locate old friends online, no matter which country you are in. Finding an old friend in Canada is simpler than it may seem.

Begin by visiting the website for the Canada white pages (see Resources). Under the People Search category, enter the first and last name of the person you are searching for. If you know which providence they live in, you can enter that, as well. Click on search and you will get a list of people in Canada with that particular first and last name.

Try finding relatives of your friend and asking if they know his or her whereabouts. You may notice that you find several people with your friend's last name though Canada white pages. Call a few of these people and find out if they are related to your friend and if they might have any information about him or her. You might be surprised.

Visit a classmate search website (see Resources). If you know where this person attended High School, you can enter that into the search, along with their year of graduation and you will probably find some information about them, such as their email address or phone number.

Sign up for accounts at MySpace and Facebook if you don't already have them. You will be able to connect with all sorts of friends who may know the location of the person you are looking for. You might even find that your friend has an account on one of these networks.

Use all of the above methods to search for your friends siblings or parents. It is highly likely that you will be able to find at least someone in the family who can tell you how to reach your friend.

About the Author

Jennifer Brister a freelance writer located in Northeast Louisiana. She has enjoyed careers as an educator, a nuclear lab technician and a massage therapist. Her writing can be found in several publications, including "The Circle," "Carbon Cotton Magazine" and "Fashion Advantage Magazine." She has been employed as a professional freelance writer for three years.