How to Become a Private Investigator in Quebec

To Become a Private Investigator in Quebec is similar to most other Canadian provinces. You need to meet basic Private Investigator requirements such as age, language proficiency, and other usual requirements of this nature.


Furthermore, to become a Private Investigator in Quebec, you need to take government approved Private Investigator education. However, you can apply for a temporary Quebec PI license while obtaining the government approved education.


In Quebec, the government body that controls licensed Quebec Private Investigators is the Bureau de la sécurité privée.


So, it is the BSP that will have a list of approved Quebec PI licensing education. This list is available on their website. The BSP accepts PI education if it comes from three approved sources within five years of obtaining it:

  • college course called Initiation aux techniques d’enquête et d’investigation

  • college diploma in police technology

  • bachelor's in security and police studies

Once you submit the proof of your ability to meet the requirements and completion of the licensing education to the BSP, you will get your Quebec PI license. Most jurisdiction will have a PI beginner’s lice