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How to Become a Security Guard in Canada

To become a Security Guard in Canada means to be licensed as a Security Guard in an individual Canadian province.

Becoming a licensed Security Guard in Canada is similar throughout the provinces: you need to meet basic requirements such as age, language proficiency, and other usual requirements of this nature.


Furthermore, to get a Security Guard license in Canada, you need to take a provincial government approved Security Guard licensing course.

Every Canadian province will have a government body that controls a Security Guard's license. So, it is these government bodies that will have a list of approved Security Guard licensing courses.

Once you submit the proof of your ability to meet the requirements and completion of the Security Training course to the government body, you will get your provincial Security Guard license.

Average Canadian Security Guard License Requirements

  1. Age: You must be 18 or older.

  2. Criminal Record: You cannot have a criminal record. You will have to get a criminal records check from your local RCMP.

  3. Canadian Citizen: You need to be a Canadian citizen or be legally allowed to work in Canada. You must submit a copy of government ID.

  4. English: You must be able to speak and write in English.

  5. Government Approved Security Course: You will need to complete a security license course approved by the province and submit proof of completion. This can be an online security license course. Contact the provincial government body that oversees security licensing for a list of approved courses.

  6. Passport Photo: You have to provide the province with a certified passport photo.

  7. Fee: You will have to pay a small licensing fee, around $100CAD.

  8. Submitting: The documents you submit can be sent to the province via mail or online uploading.

Canada security guard license

Canadian Security Guard license requirements by province,

About the Author

Peter Sandru

Peter Sandru is an Instructor & Co-Founder of NDIL with over 15 years working in Canadian security and as Vancouver Private Investigator. Peter has spent more than a decade conducting security operations throughout the world, primarily for corporations, law firms, and government agencies. Peter has assisted in the creation of numerous security training programs in various capacities. Peter has personally trained many Canadian Security Guards.


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