NOC 6541 – Security guards and related security service occupations
air courier guard
airport security guard
alarm signal investigator
alarm signal specialist
armoured car driver
armoured car guard
ATM (automatic teller machine) guard
automatic teller machine (ATM) guard
bodyguard (except police)
bouncer – security
business establishment investigator
business establishment investigator – security
cabin baggage inspector
carry-on baggage inspector
commissionaire – security
corporate security officer
escort – security services
gate attendant – security
hand baggage inspector
hand luggage inspector
investigations officer – postal service
lie detector examiner
loss prevention officer – retail
loss prevention officers supervisor
patrol officer – security
patrolman/woman – security
postal inspection officer
postal service inspector
preboarding security guard
private investigators supervisor
private police agents and investigators supervisor
private policemen/women and investigators supervisor
private security officer
residential alarm system specialist
retail loss investigator
retail loss prevention officer
retail store floorman/woman
retail store floorwalker
school crossing guard
security alarm system consultant
security analysis officer – postal service
security and investigations officer
security consultant (except computer systems)
security guard – explosives
security specialist (except computer systems)
shopping investigator – security
surveillance operator – casino
theft prevention officer
The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:
Control access to establishments, operate security control-room equipment and patrol assigned areas to guard against theft, vandalism and fire
Enforce regulations to maintain order and resolve conflicts and to monitor establishment activities
Ensure safety and emergency procedures are followed
Issue passes and direct visitors to appropriate areas, check age identification of patrons, and perform security checks of passengers and luggage at airports.
Armoured car guards
Drive and guard armoured trucks, pick-up and deliver cash and valuables to banks, automated teller machines and retail establishments.
Corporate security officers
Investigate unlawful acts of employees or patrons of establishments
Recommend security systems such as electronic detection devices and access devices.
Conduct investigations to locate missing persons
Obtain information for use in civil and criminal litigation matters or for other purposes
May also conduct polygraph tests (integrity surveys) for clients.
Retail loss prevention officers
Prevent and detect shoplifting and theft in retail establishments.
Completion of secondary school is usually required.
A college diploma in law and security or police technology may be required.
Training is provided for airport security guards and establishment-specific training may be provided for security occupations in this unit group.
Security guards carrying firearms require a licence.
Armoured car drivers require a Valid Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) and a Firearms Acquisition Certificate (FAC) for both restricted and non-restricted firearms.
In Quebec, a permit issued by the Sûreté du Québec is required to work as a private detective or security officer.
Corporate security officers may require experience as a police officer.
Private investigators require provincial licensure.
Responsible beverage service certification is usually required for security staff in establishments serving alcoholic beverages.
Correctional service officers (
4422) Managers of security agencies (in
0125 Other business services managers) Police officers (except commissioned) (
4311) Supervisors of security guards and related occupations (in
6316 Other services supervisors)
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