How to become a security guard in Ontario, CA

January 27, 2020

Are you trying to find a new career and thinking about the security industry? As one of the most rewarding jobs available, becoming a security guard allows you to protect others and boost your financial freedom. At Cancom Security, we provide security guards throughout Ontario. If you want to know how to become a security guard in Ontario, CA, our quick and simple guide should help.

Understand what type of security guard you want to be

Before you begin working toward becoming a security guard, reflect on the type you would like to be. For example, do you see yourself working for a business as part of its security team? Or would you like to provide personalized residential security services? Or, maybe you would like to offer close security as a bodyguard?

At Cancom Security, we have an ever-growing team of different types of security guards. Each one is excellent at their role because they feel truly passionate about what they're doing. Because of this, we always recommend that prospective guards reflect on their career goals before pursuing any qualifications.

Make sure you meet minimum requirements

In order to become a security guard in Ontario, you need to meet some minimum requirements. In addition to being at least 18 years old and a Canadian citizen, you must:

  • Hold a clean criminal record
  • Be able to pass the security guard test
  • Be able to adhere to the Ontario security guard code of conduct

Additionally, we at Cancom Security require you to meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a Valid G license with no more than six demerit points
  • Possess excellent public relation skills
  • Have solid oral and written communication skills
  • Be of good moral standing

When you can meet all those minimum requirements, we'll be happy to welcome you as a member of our team.

Pass your security guard test

Specifically, we need our security guards to pass the TPS MLEO certification program. To pass, you'll probably need to attend classes in person or complete an online course. You'll need to complete your course with an approved training provider. Depending on the type of employment you're seeking, some parts of your course will need to be completed in person. For example, CPR requires in-person training.

At Cancom Security, we're always looking to build our security guard team. Because of this, if you have any questions about the type of course you need to complete, you can bring them to us.

Apply for your security guard license

To work as a security guard in Ontario, you need to apply for your Ontario security guard license. This involves completing a challenging application that you then post in the mail. You'll need the number you were allocated upon passing your TPS MLEO test to do this.

In our experience, it can take up to 30 days for applications to be processed. During that time, you may want to start looking at the types of jobs available to you.

At Cancom Security, we hire security guards from throughout Ontario. If you have questions about building your career, contact us.