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17 May, 2019

How to Become A Security Guard In Ontario

1- ENSURE YOU MEET ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ONTARIO SECURITY LICENSE

WHAT IS A SECURITY LICENSE?

A security guard license allows you to work in a job where you mainly protect persons or property.

Common Security roles:

Security guard
Concierge
Bodyguard
Bouncer
Loss prevention employee

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.

WHO CAN GET A SECURITY LICENSE?

18 years of age or older
Eligible to work in Canada
Clean criminal record in Canada
Pass the Security Guard test

To learn more about how to work in Canada, visit the
Government of Canada website here:
www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/

To learn more about the criminal offenses you would be screened for, visit the Government of Ontario E-Law website here

2- COMPLETE A 40 HOUR SECURITY LICENSE TRAINING PROGRAM WITH A FIRST AID AND CPR CERTIFICATION

We offer an online Security License Course and a separate in-class First Aid Course.

You must complete First Aid and Level A CPR (1 day of training).

You can see a list of other government approved security training providers here

3- GET YOUR TRAINING COMPLETION NUMBER

This number will be given to you upon completion of the 40 hour security program by your provider. You will need it to register for the Security Guard Test

4- REGISTER TO AND PASS THE SECURITY GUARD TEST

To register for the Ontario Security Guard Exam, www.ontariosecuritytesting.ca

The price of the security test is $75.15 after tax

5- APPLY FOR YOUR ONTARIO SECURITY GUARD LICENSE

You can apply for your license online at Service Ontario or you can print out a hard copy application and send it in by mail.

The advantages of applying online are that you can check the status of your application in real time by logging into your account, and, online applicants can view a printable digital license as soon as their application is approved. The printed digital license can be used for proof of licensing until the hard copy license card is received in the mail.

It can take up to 30 days to finish processing a correctly completed application.

6- APPLY FOR A SECURITY JOB

Visit our job board and apply!

Why apply with us?

If you complete our 40 Hour training course we will reimburse the cost of the course after three months of working with us!  

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