How to Be A Security Guard in Edmonton
Are there security guard opportunities in Edmonton?
Yes! Edmonton is Alberta’s second biggest city with a population of close to a million, and it is also the provincial capital. Edmonton is a hub for culture, education, and politics and a major centre of Alberta’s oil and gas industry. There are many opportunities to work in the security field as the city is home to the West Edmonton Mall, Fort Edmonton Park and hosts a large number of festivals throughout the year.
What types of Security Guard Jobs are there in Edmonton?
You can work in many industries and locations as a security guard in Edmonton. They include:
- Tourist attractions:
- Festivals and Events: Sporting Events, Live Music Events, Seasonal Events, and Festivals
- Oil Industry- Security to sites and employee monitoring and protection
- Retail: Shopping Malls, West Edmonton Mall
- Government Buildings – City Hall
- Residences: Condominiums
- Construction sites
- Airport Security
- Parking Garages
What does a security guard in Edmonton do?
There are many duties associated with being a security guard in Edmonton. If you work in retail in a space such as the West Edmonton Mall, you may be responsible for loss prevention, customer safety, employee safety and being the first to respond in an emergency situation to call for back-up. At the Oil sands you may be in charge of employee safety, loss prevention and site monitoring. In all jobs you will be protecting people, or property, or both.
How do I get a security guard license in Edmonton?
To get a security guard license in Edmonton, you must first take security guard training in Alberta that is accredited by the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General such as our online Alberta Basic Security Training (ABST) course. Then you can take your exam and apply for your license. Visit this post for more on how to get your security guard license in Alberta.
How long will it take me to get a security guard license?
That’s up to you! The ABST course is online and is 40 hours in length, but the schedule is flexible, so you can take as much or as little time as you need to complete the modules, take your exam and apply for your Alberta security guard license.
Once you have completed your online training, follow our Exam Booking Procedure.
Why Choose SGC?
There are many reasons to choose SGC. Some of them include:
Online flexibility: Complete your security guard lessons on your own schedule! When you’ve completed your online training, choose the most convenient location to write your exam using the TCN (Training Completion Number) we issue.
Accredited Course: The course follows the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General’s outlined training requirements needed to pass your Alberta Security Guard Examination and apply for your Alberta Security License.
Exam Preparation: The ABST course provides the most in-depth security guard training in Edmonton The course adheres to the regulations set out by the Security Services and Investigators Act by the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General and has everything you need to pass your Alberta Security Guard Examination.
Created by experts: Every aspect of our Edmonton security guard training course has been created by private security experts. We’ve been there so we know what to expect and how to prepare you for a job in security so you will be safe and be able to protect others.
Job Security– We have a high success rate with graduates getting jobs in the security field. To learn more about Alberta Security Guard Jobs visit this post.
If you’re ready to take the next step towards becoming a security guard in Edmonton, sign up for our Alberta Basic Security Guard Training course today!
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