Security agent

Required qualities and skills

Securtiy agent - Back shot

  • Sense of observation
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Good judgment and self-control
  • Impartiality and honesty
  • Discretion and courtesy
  • Autonomy
  • Persuasion and diplomacy
  • Good listening ability
  • Ability to communicate
  • Stress resistance
  • Rigor
  • Sense of initiative.

To learn more

For more information, you can consult the Emploi Québec website on Labour market information:

Temper Index

Prefers to accomplish tasks according to guidelines already established.

Prefers  to influence opinions, attitudes and judgments of others.

Prefers to work in critical unexpected or under pressure situations.

Prefers to apply its own judgment to decide or to solve problems.

Hiring criteria

Hiring criteria may vary from one security agency to another:

  •  Valid Security Guarding License (to obtain a permit you must:)
    • Have no criminal record
    • Be of good moral character
    • 70 hours minimum of training required in security guarding activity field
  • Education (some companies do not require any education apart from the security guarding course)
  • Work experience (an asset)
  • Good health, fitness and endurance
  • Driving license (an asset)
  • English (writing or speaking) (some companies do not require any language skills)
  • French (writing or speaking) (some companies do not require any language skills).