Hello everyone I just would like to know what places/ services require a credit check in Canada? I called Tellus for internet service (the first time) They asked to provide them a government issued licence number he said we need to verify that you are you before starting to use our services. So I just gave them my health card number. Please I also heared there is soft and hard credit check what does this mean? Is there difference between credit check & credit card check? This thing is little unclear to me. Thanks everyone.