How to Become a Security Guard in Canada

How to Become a Security Guard in Canada

Many people want to become security guards, but they are not sure who. Lots of people have lots of questions, they are not sure if they need to becoming licensed, if they can get training through their employer, and things of that nature. This article will help answer some of those questions. The most important thing to know is that to become a security guard in Canada, you need to be licensed. You become licensed through your provincial ministry, and each province have different rules and regulations, yet most of them are the same.

To be eligible to become a security guard you need:

a)Legally eligible to work in Canada

b)18 years old (19 in some provines)

c)Clean Criminal Record

The second step involves taking a provincial approved Security Guard test. In each province, you are required to complete a 40 hour course of how to be a security guard. You have to be careful and make sure you take a course that is approved by your provincial government, and also, make sure you know that this does not guarantee you employment. After this course you will be required to pass an exam (usually multiple choice).

After completing the exam, you will have to apply for your security guard license through your provincial government. This will just be some paper work, and you will have to pay some money. Depending on the province, you can expect to pay $25-$60 a year, and you will most likely have to renew this license yearly. After you receive your license, you will just have to find an employer, then start making money pursuing a career that you love.

Finally, for more information, tips, and everything else you need to know, go to This is the one place on the internet where you can find all the Canadian security guard information you need. Whether you live in Ontario, Alberta or British Columbia, you will find everything you need at that website.


As a security guard in Canada, you could work in a variety of places. You could work in banks, casinos, bars, schools, hospitals or private businesses. This is also a great start to some amazing careers in the loss prevention and law enforcement fields. Start a career that will change your life, and that you will love now.

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m.adil782 4 years ago

i have no Comments about that because i want to get a job please help me about that. 3 years ago

Hi? I would like to join your security team, but am in Uganada, can you give me achance? Thanks for responding to me! God bless u!

shariq 2 years ago

any body knows that i can apply on security officer for Canada. For that category immigration of Canada would lodged me visa or not ....................................plz tell me 2 years ago

Hi,i.m from mauritius,i.m very interested to work as security guard in yr country,plz help me to whom it may concern,God bless u! n thks

David suter 2 years ago

Hi I m from elgeiyomarakwet Kenya I m very interest to work as guards in yr country how to why get am so serious with this job plz help

David suter 2 years ago

Hi I m from elgeiyomarakwet Kenya I m very interest to work as guards in yr country how to why get am so serious with this job plz help

Anmol Mandal 2 years ago

Hello, I am Anmol Mandal from UAE Abu Dhabi as security guard working on it. My home town is Nepal. I just want transfer from other country as european. If any body help my email.

satheesh.p.v 2 years ago

i am a security guard in uae abt 2yrs..nsi and psbd licenced..i would lyk to move in wts my next step?

Melvin Serana 2 years ago

Have a nice day, I am very enterested to join as a security officer in canada, I am now in UAE. I am coming from Philippines if anyone can help with.

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