Other Occupations in Protective Service

This occupational category includes sheriffs and bailiffs, correctional service officers, bylaw enforcement officers, liquor inspectors, animal control officers, corporate security guards and private detectives. Many professionals in this category are employed by governments and agencies to enforce laws and regulations. Some members of this occupational category work on behalf of clients or employers for public relations, or for security and protective measures.


  • High school diploma preferred.
  • College diploma may be required for some occupations, such as criminology.
  • On-the-job training.
  • A good knowledge of fire prevention, first aid, building safety and emergency procedures is necessary.
  • Medical and security clearance is often a requirement.

Future Prospects:

These occupations will have little change in employment levels in the future.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 41.2% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 44.7% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 41.2% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 14.0% live in other communities. About 100.0% are employed in the Public Administration industry and 0.0% in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting sector.