As a security training organization, we understand the importance of personal safety and the peace-of-mind it provides Canadian families across our country. It is our goal to partner with Indigenous communities and groups in order to provide as much access to the training required to help maintain said safety. That is why the Canadian Academy of Guard Training supports all Canadians, offering our education services through partnerships. Our vision is a more secure, aware and understanding country, and to promote programs to help individuals as well as groups gain these attributes and become security figures in their communities.

In order to understand and practice safety, we make it our responsibility to ensure that the education provided is of the highest quality. We understand that some groups are at risk of being disproportionately mentally and physically abused. In our commitment to support these communities, we are driven to partner with as many Indigenous and Canadian groups as we can. Our programs and services provide the best tools and knowledge needed to achieve this goal. If you’ve been considering partnership with the Canadian Academy of Guard Training, here’s how you can do it.


What are we Offering?

Our certification programs will get you on your way to becoming a fully licenced security guard, here are some of the programs we have on offer:

  • Basic Security Guard Training program
  • WHMIS Certification courses
  • Mental Health Awareness and De-escalation courses
  • Courses that teach how to prevent harassment and violence in the workplace
  • And many more!

While our main training program is our basic security guard course, we additionally offer further beneficial studies that, will improve your overall skillset. These programs are created in order to enable Canadians to better deal with any potential health or security risk. Our programs include top quality support services as well as the flexibility to complete a course at your own pace. This removes the threat of upcoming deadlines for those who have busy schedules. If you would like to learn more about our organization and the programs we provide, please refer to our website.

Contact us

The next step in setting up a partnership is to contact us. Once that’s done, we can discuss exactly what you are looking for out of a partnership and what we can do for you. Please contact us at:

Phone: 1-888-461-9996

General requirements

While provinces may slightly vary on some security guard requirements, there are also several conditions that stay the same throughout. In order to get a security licence in Canada, you are required to have completed a 40-hour security training course that is approved by the province and also includes CPR and First Aid certifications. Upon finishing your security course, you must complete the provincial security licencing exam with a grade of 80% or higher. Finally, you must apply for your security licence through the province in which you reside. You must also possess a clean criminal record and be eligible to work in Canada.

Provincial requirements

With the general requirements across the board explained, here are some of the more conditional province requirements:

  • You must be 19 years of age to apply for a security licence in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and British Columbia. Every other province age requirement is 18 years old.
  • In Alberta and British Columbia an applicant must be fluent in English.
  • In New Brunswick you must be employed by a security guard company before submitting your application. 

Though the differences are not drastically different, they can be significant when applying for a licence in your province. Ensure that you fit your provinces requirements when applying in order to avoid unnecessary roadblocks.

How our programs fit into these requirements

Our 40-hour basic security guard training program has been approved in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario and you can take your security exam as soon as you’re done. If you plan on working in another province, you must take training that has been licenced there. While we do not directly provide the exam for those who have completed the course, we are able to assist you in booking a time for you to write your provincial licensing exam. All of our courses are only available in English, which is perfect for getting your licence in any of the four provinces listed above. If you have further questions about our programs, check out our FAQ page or contact us.