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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.
Sudbury, Elliot Lake, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, Algo, Blind River, Capreol, Cobalt, Englehart, Espanola, Garson Junction, Haileybury, Hearst, Iroquois Falls, Kapuskasing, Kirkland Lake, Mattawa, New Liskeard, Nickel Centre, Parry Sound, Powassan, Temiskaming Shores, Thessalon, Valley East, Blezard Valley, Carol Richard Park, Connaught Hill, Dowling, Elmview, Finntown, Flake, Guilletville, Hanmer, Laurentien, Levack, Lively, McCrea Heights, Naughton, Parkwood, Pinecrest, Porcupine, Pottsville, South Porcupine, Val Caron, Val Therese
Outlook & Prospects for Security Guards and Related Occupations in Northeast 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
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The employment prospects for security guards in Northeastern Ontario are expected to be average to good over the next few years. The occupation is quite large in this region, having grown moderately (+20%) over the last intercensal period to a labour force of about 1,595 workers. Increasing concerns among the public about vandalism and terrorism is contributing to job opportunities. One area of growth over the last several years has been in airport security services due to continuing federal investment in air travel security. Some of these jobs would have been for pre-boarding security officers.
Given the large size of the occupation group, a fair number of opportunities will be created each year as workers leave, quit or retire. The turnover rate in this occupation is higher than average given the significant share of part-time work and the lower skill requirements. Retirements may not contribute many openings, despite the older age profile of the occupation. One-third of workers were 50 years and older in the Northeast according to the last census data. However, security guard work is often chosen by older workers as a suitable part-time or casual job at the end of their careers.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Nov 19 – Nov 23, 2012
- Hinduja Global Solutions is looking to hire about 100 new customer service agents at its North Bay call centre
Week of Oct 22 – Oct 26, 2012
Week of Oct 01 – Oct 05, 2012
Week of Jul 30 – Aug 03, 2012
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