How to Become a Security Guard in Toronto
What types of security guard jobs are available in Toronto?
There are a multitude of opportunities to work in the security field in Toronto. Home to close to 3 million people and the capital of Ontario, Toronto is a thriving metropolis that is home to businesses, shopping malls, condominiums, stadiums, concert venues and tourist destinations all which require some level of security. A security guard’s duty is to keep properties and the people within in them secure— whether it’s a condominium, a workplace or an event space— and Toronto has plenty of opportunities to utilize those services. From big events the city hosts that will require extra security to everyday tourist destinations, Toronto’s security needs are growing. According to World Atlas.com, some of the busiest tourist destinations include: the Eaton Centre, one of the largest malls in the country, (popular with residents and visitors) The CN Tower, one of the most visited places in the world with over 1.5 million visitors a year, The ROM, (popular with schools as well) and Casa Loma. Add in Ripley’s Aquarium, The Rogers Centre, Hockey Hall of Fame, and you get the picture. There are many touristy places to visit in the city and keeping people safe and secure while in popular tourist destinations is a priority, which means so are security jobs.
How do I get a security guard license in Toronto?
In Toronto, security guards must pass the Ontario Security Guard Licence exam that adheres to the standards that the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional services (MCSCS) sets out. Once you’ve passed your exam, you can apply for your license, and then apply for jobs. Our online security guard training is designed to prepare you for your exam. You are also required in addition to our security guard course training to take a one day Emergency Level First Aid and CPR Training. This will make sure you’re prepared to handle any medical emergencies that may arise while on the job.
How long will it take me to get a security guard license?
That’s up to you! The course is online and flexible and 40 hours in length. The security course accounts for 33.5 hours and the remaining 6.5 hours are for the emergency level first aid training. The schedule is flexible, so take as much or as little time as you need to complete the modules, take your exam and apply for your security guard license.
Why Choose SGC?
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.
Exam Preparation: Security Guard Course provides the most in-depth security guard training in Toronto, Ontario. The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) outlined training requirements needed to pass your Ontario Security Guard Examination are a core part of our course. Practise tests supplied with answer key so you can be extra prepared.
Additional Training Opportunities: Give you a chance to rise above the competition when applying for security jobs. Take our dual license course for Security Guard Training and Ontario Private Investigator Training, giving you an advantage over the competition, or our Use of Force course, teaching self-defense skills, when and how to use force and your legal limitations. Having extra skills will help your resume, and you stand out.
Real-life training: Yes, we provide the best online course to prepare you for your exam but we also provide invaluable on the job skills for situations you may encounter while on the job. There will come a time when you need to confront a trespasser or an individual(s) causing a disturbance — knowing how to deal with these situations is one of the lessons our Security Guard Course will prepare you for.
Created by experts: Every aspect of our Toronto security guard training course has been created by private security experts. We’ve been there so we know what to expect. That’s why we offer additional courses to boost your knowledge and qualifications so you can be more confident entering the field.
If you’re ready to take the next step towards becoming a security guard in Toronto, sign up for our Ontario Security Guard Training course today!