Record Retention

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Record Retention and Destruction

Outdated or inactive company files can  become damaging once they have reached their legal limit of retention. Shredding this information on a timely basis protects you and your company against potential lawsuits.

Many companies and individuals require direction  when deciding what they can legally have destroyed and when they can legally have the destruction done.

To find out more information on Record Retention and Destruction from the Government of Canada go to:



Documents that Should be Destroyed

Here is just a short list of documents and records that should be shredded and destroyed on a timely and legal basis:

Invoices
Accounting Information
Cancelled and blank checks
Credit Card Information
Legal Contracts
Personnel Records
Tax Records
Medical Records
Application for Employment
Payroll Information
Social Insurance Numbers
Signatures
Correspondence
Customer Mailing Lists
Budget Data
Bank Statements
Financial Reports
Confidential Letters, Memos
Research and Development Data