The Chimney Service Industry in Canada is not regulated, and the level of knowledge and experience varies greatly among service providers. Many chimney service persons or companies Do Not possess adequate knowledge or have enough experience to properly evaluate your wood burning fireplace, chimney, solid fuel appliance and venting system for hazardous conditions and code compliance. As you are literally playing with fire in your home, I'll list some information below that may help you with selecting a qualified person
How to Hire a Qualified and Experienced Chimney Professional
To ensure you will receive an inspection from a qualified, knowledgeable, experienced chimney person or company, prior to scheduling a service, it's a good idea to do your research, ask the service person questions, or quiz them on a few things to give you an idea if they know what they are doing or not.