Security Guards and Related Occupations

Workers in this occupational grouping guard property against theft and vandalism, control access to establishments, maintain order and enforce regulations at public events and within establishments. Private security agencies, retail stores, industrial establishments, museums and other historical sites employ them.


  • High school diploma.
  • You may need to be bondable.
  • On-the-job training for security guards at airports is provided.

Future Prospects:

These occupations are affected by resource developments and are expected to peak in 2017. Employment prospects for these occupations over the long term are good.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 48.6% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 70.8% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 19.8% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 9.3% live in other communities. About 40.5% are employed in the Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction industry and 20.2% in the Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services sector.