Security guard - backIn Montreal and Laval, as well as in the Greater Montreal area, the security industry offers exciting opportunities for those with the qualities and skills needed to excel as a security guard.

In addition to technical skills, a good security guard must have keen powers of observation, a strong sense of responsibility and an exceptional ability to manage stress.

These qualities, combined with honesty, discretion and excellent communication skills, are essential for successfully navigating the various security environments in and around Montreal and Laval.

Security guard requirements

  • Sense of observation
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Good judgment and self-control
  • Impartiality and honesty
  • Discretion and courtesy
  • Autonomy
  • Persuasion and diplomacy
  • Listening skills
  • Ease of communication
  • Stress resistance
  • Rigor
  • Initiative.

Find out more

You can consult the Emploi Québec website for information on the job market.

Temperament clues

  • Prefer to perform tasks according to established guidelines.
  • Prefer to influence the opinions, attitudes and judgments of others.
  • Prefer to work in critical, unexpected situations, under pressure.
  • Prefer to use your own judgment when making decisions or solving problems.

Hiring criteria

Hiring criteria may vary from one security agency to another, but here are a few examples:

Valid security guard license (to obtain a license, you must:)

  • No criminal record
  • Good morals
  • Mandatory 70-hour guard training course
  • Schooling (some companies require no schooling apart from security guard training)
  • Work experience (an asset)
  • Good health, fitness and physical stamina
  • Driver’s license (an asset)
  • English (written or spoken)
  • French (written or spoken).
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