Get Licenced as a Security Guard in Canada


In 2007, Canada began requiring security guards to obtain a security guard license on their own. Before, employers applied for their employees, but now the security guard holds his own license, allowing him the freedom of changing jobs and keeping the license.

Don’t expect to walk in off the street and begin work as a security guard the next day. Obtaining a new security guard license has some specific requirements that take a bit of forethought and classwork.

In order to work as a security guard in Canada, you must be registered and licensed with the solicitor general in your province. Usually you would have to pass a government approved training course and pass an exam. You may also have to get your fingerprints taken and pass a criminal background check.

Below is a list of links for each province to help you get more information on becoming a licensed security guard in Canada.