The activities of private security guards involve protecting persons, property, establishments, premises and information mainly to prevent crime and maintain order. To accomplish this, they carry out preventive, surveillance, access control and traffic control duties. They ensure that laws, regulations and directives are complied with and intervene in emergencies. Private security guards work in industrial, commercial and residential establishments, institutions (hospitals, schools, etc.), for organizations, on sites, etc. They work for private security agencies or are employed directly by businesses, institutions or organizations in the private, public or parapublic sectors.
Private security guards
To be eligible for admission to the Private Security Guarding program, candidates must meet the following requirements:
• Have earned Secondary III credits or the equivalent in language of instruction, second language and mathematics
hold an Attestation of Equivalence (AESS) for Secondary III studies
have successfully completed the General Development Test (GDT) with or without specific prerequisites
• be 18 years of age or older
meet the eligibility requirements for Emploi-Québec’s Manpower Training measure.
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