How do I become a security guard in Canada?

Training is one of the most common components of obtaining a security guard licence in any province in Canada. The general process to become a licensed guard is to complete the required number of hours of provincially approved training, write and pass the test, and apply for a security licence.

Do you need a license to be a security guard in Canada?

A valid license card is required to work as a security guard. Working without a valid license is a violation of the Ontario Private Security and Investigative Services Act. If you are currently licensed from another Canadian province or territory, you might be exempt from Ontario training and testing.

What qualifications do I need to be a security guard?

What do I need to do to become a security officer?

  • be aged 18 or over.
  • pass identity and criminal record checks.
  • complete relevant approved SIA training.
  • You can take an approved SIA course at a college or training centre before applying for work.

How much do security guards make Ontario?

According to the Government of Canada’s wage report (updated on October 1, 2019), hourly pay for security guards ranges from $11.50 to $24.86. The median hourly wage in Canada is $15.96….Wages in $/hour in Canada.

Province Ontario
Low $14.00
Median $15.00
High $25.00

How much do security guards make in Ontario?

Is security guard a skilled worker in Canada?

Yes, You Can! Security guards and related security service occupations are on the Canadian NOC List under the code of 6541 and are eligible to move to Canada.

What is the difference between security guard and security officer?

In layman’s terms, a typical security guard is unarmed and a security officer is armed. Both have similar job requisites. A security officer has more expertise in the levels of use of deadly force spectrum and go through more rigorous training than your typical security guard.

How to become a security guard in Canada?

1 Be 18 years of age or older 2 Be legally able to work in Canada 3 Have a clean criminal record 4 Complete the training and exam requirements 5 Have a current Emergency First Aid/CPR certificate (contact us for help with this)

When does a security guard license expire in Canada?

As with similar professional licenses, a Canadian bodyguard or security guard license will have a date of expiration. License holders have to renew by sending in a renewal request and paying a fee for the renewal. The number of years a security license is good for in Canada will depend on the province you live in:

What are the requirements for a private security guard in Nova Scotia?

A private guard must not have the words “police”, “sheriff” or “officer” displayed on their uniform. A private guard must not display any metal badge or shield other than the identification card prescribed under Nova Scotia regulations.

Can a security guard in Canada carry a gun?

You must understand that in Canada it is very difficult to obtain a permit to carry a weapon on the job. There are more intensive background checks and quite rigorous training required to obtain the necessary permits.

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