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.
- Alberta – Individual Security Guard License
- British Columbia – Security Worker – Licensing Information and Process
- Manitoba – Private Investigators and Security Guards Program
- New Brunswick – Private Investigator and Security Services Licences
- Newfoundland & Labrador – Individual Security Guard License
- Nova Scotia – Individual Security Guard License
- Ontario – Ministry of Community Services and Correctional Services
- Prince Edward Island – Individual Security Guard License Application
- Quebec – Individual Security Guard License
- Saskatchewan – Individual Security Guard License