On-Site Training

Security Guard Training Ontario

Security Guard Training Ontario

In Ontario, the security guard licence issued by Service Ontario is mandatory for every person wishing to work as a security guard. Prior to applying for this licence, you must successfully complete a 40-hour training program recognized by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS). This course meets all those requirements.

Two male GardaWorld security guards who took on-site training courses

GardaWorld’s Security Guard Training Ontario Course Content and Duration

This 40-hour training provides students with the occupational and behavioral skills and attitude necessary to work professionally as a security guard, as required by provincial acts, regulations and in accordance with other legislation. The subjects covered provide security guards with a sound basis for dealing with a myriad of on-the-job responsibilities in an appropriate manner.

Upon completion of our Security Guard Training Ontario program, the student will understand:

  • Role and tasks of a security guard
  • Customer service and professionalism
  • Different types of communication
  • Report writing 
  • Patrolling procedures
  • Alarm systems
  • Traffic management
  • Legal aspects of a security guard’s responsibilities
  • Health and safety
  • Fire prevention and emergency procedures
  • “Use of Force” theory
  • Access controls
  • Labour conflicts and crisis management
  • Emergency first aid protocols


  • Must be 18 years or older at the time of registration
  • Must have no criminal record
  • Must be able to read, write and speak in English