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This unit group includes security guards and other related workers who guard property against theft and vandalism, control access to establishments, maintain order and enforce regulations at public events and within establishments. They are employed by private security agencies, retail stores, transportation facilities, residential complexes, educational, financial and health institutions, industrial establishments, cultural establishments, and organizations throughout the private and public sectors.
airport security guard, armoured car guard, bodyguard (except police), bouncer, commissionaire, crossing guard, gate attendant – security, night watchman/woman, preboarding security guard, security guard, security officer.
- Control access to establishments, issue passes and direct visitors to appropriate areas
- Attend to persons with special needs
- Patrol assigned areas, on foot or in vehicles, to guard against theft, shoplifting, vandalism and fire
- Ensure safety of children crossing roads
- Check age identification of patrons
- Enforce regulations of an establishment to maintain order and resolve conflicts
- Operate security control-room equipment to monitor establishment activities
- Perform security checks of passengers and luggage at airports
- Drive and guard armoured trucks and deliver cash and valuables to banks, automated teller machines and retail establishments
- Ensure that establishment safety and emergency procedures are followed, and respond to fire alarms, bomb threats and other emergencies.
- Follow radio and emergency telephone procedures.
Outlook & Prospects for Security Guards and Related Occupations in North Shore Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|North Shore Region||2011-10-05|
Currently the chances of qualified Security Guards finding employment are considered to be good in the local area. The main reason why the employment potential for this occupation is considered good is because demand for this service comes from a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing and the service sector. There are a number of potential employers noted for this occupation in our local and surrounding areas. Also, with a large number of workers in the occupation there tends be a lot of turnover, especially, with a tendency to offer low wages, shift work and part-time or casual hours. The occupation covers a range of jobs from commissionaires, security officers, bouncers to crossing guards.
A new state-of-the-art commissionaire training centre opened in Dartmouth in July, 2008. It offers training for new members and upgrading courses for existing members of the corps. In order to be eligible to work with commissionaires you must: have lived in Canada for at least five years, be legally entitled to work here; have a clean criminal record; be able to speak and write English; and be physically capable of standing or walking for long periods of time.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Security Guards in Nova Scotia is expected to be good over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Security Guards (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
Week of Feb 11 – Feb 15, 2013
Week of Jan 28 – Feb 01, 2013
- The Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED) opened a satellite office in Antigonish. They are working in partnership with the Antigonish Career Resource Centre (ACRC) as well as the Youth Skills Link Program.
- Two entrepeneurs have opened a new marketing company, YOLO Marketing, in New Glasgow, and have hired two new employees
Week of Dec 03 – Dec 07, 2012
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