There are only a few options available for conducting a people search
in Canada, as there are far fewer online, publicly available records
in Canada than in the US. For instance, birth records (as suggested
in the comments, below) are not publicly available in Alberta for
For starters, check the online White Pages of the phone book:
Enter the information you already know about first and last name in
the "People Search" boxes (and if the last name is fairly common, you
may want to restrict the results by entering the city and province as
With luck, you'll get a listing back that includes the middle name
that you're seeking.
If that doesn't pan out, then try a structured people search on Google as follows:
"firstname lastname" OR "firstname * lastname" OR "lastname firstname"
Other than using the names you know in place of firstname and
lastname, conduct the search exactly as shown -- keep the quote marks
and asterisks, and capitalize the OR.
Again, with a bit of luck, the middle name you're seeking will show up
in the search results.
If the name is fairly common and there are too many results to sift
through, then try a modified search:
"firstname * lastname" edmonton alberta
That will produce more targeted results.
The only other option would be a search on some of the professional
databases available, assuming that the person in question practiced in
one of these professions. There are directories for a variety of
occupations, such as doctors, accountants, government employees, and
If the first two searches don't work you for you -- and if the person
in question is a member of a professional occupation such as I just
listed -- then let me know his/her profession and I'll see if I can
locate the pertinent directories.
All the best,