Security Guards

(NOC 6651)

What do Security Guards do?

Security guards and other related workers guard property against theft and vandalism, control access to establishments, maintain order and enforce regulations at public events and within establishments.

How to become: Security Guards

In general, you usually need a high school diploma.

To be an airport security guard, you receive training from your employer.

If you work as a security guard for the federal government, you must be trained to Canadian General Standards Board standards. People in other security/guarding occupations may also get training.

If you are required to carry a firearm, you need a gun licence.

To be an armoured car driver, you need a driver's licence.

With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a senior security guard or supervisor.

Many recent entrants have a community college diploma.

Where to study for a career as: Security Guards

Durham College
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Protection, Security and Investigation (fast-track) Diploma; University Transfer
Protection, Security and Investigation Diploma; University Transfer
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Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Protection, Security and Investigation Diploma
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Cambrian College
Sudbury, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Corporate Safety and Security Certificate
Protection, Security and Investigation Diploma
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Modified on January 26, 2022

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