Security guards and related security service occupations

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6541
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Alternate Job Titles

  • Air Courier Guard
  • Airport Security Guard
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  • Alarm Signal Specialist
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  • Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) Guard
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  • Hand Luggage Inspector
  • House Detective
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  • Night Watchman/woman
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  • Polygraph Operator
  • Polygraphist
  • Postal Inspection Officer
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  • Preboarding Security Guard
  • Private Detective
  • Private Investigator
  • Private Investigators Supervisor
  • Private Police Agents And Investigators Supervisor
  • Private Policemen/women And Investigators Supervisor
  • Private Security Officer
  • Residential Alarm System Specialist
  • Retail Investigator
  • 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
  • Security Guard - Explosives
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  • Shopping Investigator - Security
  • Store Detective
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  • Theft Prevention Officer
  • Vault Custodian
  • Airport Security Guard
  • Alarm Investigator
  • Armoured Car Guard
  • Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) Guard
  • Bodyguard (except Police)
  • Commissionaire
  • Corporate Security Officer
  • Gate Attendant - Security
  • House Detective
  • Night Guard
  • Postal Inspection Officer
  • Preboarding Security Guard
  • Private Investigator
  • Private Security Officer
  • Retail Loss Prevention Officer
  • Security Guard
  • Store Detective
  • Theft Prevention Officer
  • Guard, Security
  • Loss Prevention Service Representative
  • Loss Prevention Specialists
  • In Store Loss Prevention
  • Loss Prevention Representative

Job Duties for Security guards and related security service occupations

Security guards
  • 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.
Private investigators
  • 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.

Working Conditions for Security guards and related security service occupations

Work is performed in a variety of environments. Workers take leadership roles in emergency situations and may have to handle hostile people, which can sometimes make for a stressful work environment.

Required Skills for Security guards and related security service occupations

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  • Active Listening
  • Adaptability
  • Agriculture
  • Arbitration
  • Asset Protection
  • Attention to Detail
  • Bargaining
  • Career Development
  • Communications
  • Conflict Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Construction
  • Continuous Learning
  • Control Systems
  • Criminology
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Critical Thinking
  • Crowd Control
  • Customer Service
  • Decision Making
  • Decision-Making
  • Diplomacy
  • Enforcement
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Fire Prevention
  • First Aid
  • Fluent English
  • Fluent French
  • Good Driving Record
  • Guarding
  • Hardworking
  • Incident Report
  • Information Management
  • Innovation
  • Internal Investigations
  • Interpersonal
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Investigation
  • Law Enforcement
  • Leadership
  • Licensing
  • Listening
  • Listening Skills
  • Loss Prevention
  • Management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mitigation
  • Mobile Security
  • Municipal Law
  • Negligence
  • Office App
  • Office Suite
  • Operations
  • Oral Communication
  • Organization
  • Organizational Skills
  • Patience
  • Patrolling
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Professionalism
  • Public Relations
  • Punctual
  • Reliability
  • Requisition
  • Research
  • Resourcefulness
  • Rotation
  • Secondary Education
  • Secure Environment
  • Security Administration
  • Security Software
  • Security Systems
  • Site Security
  • Standard Operating Procedure
  • Tactical Communications
  • Task Planning
  • Team Building
  • Teamwork
  • Telecommunications
  • Traffic Control
  • Training And Development
  • Verbal Communication Skills
  • Work Independently
  • Writing
  • Written Communication

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