We want to help you achieve your career goals, whether that is in security, law enforcement, or public service.
We offer many exciting opportunities in a variety of industries. We are fully committed to helping you reach your full potential through mentorship and an internal promotion structure.
We support this commitment by offering you
Employee Perks and Benefits
Westguard has a comprehensive Health, Dental and Vision care plan for our employees and their families. We also offer numerous discounts through our partners including Cineplex Odeon, Telus, Mark’s, and many more that are accessible through the Endless Savings & More Application.
Through Westguard’s Online Teaching Platform: REACH Online, we offer training courses for our employees that include Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, First Aid and CPR, Leadership Training, and many more.
Latest Tools and Technology
Westguard keeps up to date with the latest tools and technology to support our people. Our Security Professionals are provided with the Sonim XP Smart Phone which operates with our Securitrack Checkpoint Touring System. Securitrak makes reporting quick, easy and effective to the advantage of our Security Professionals and our clients.
Opportunities for Career Advancement
Westguard firmly believes in hiring based on alignment with our core REACH values and promoting from within. We have many opportunities across Alberta and BC available in a variety of different departments. See below for potential career progressions.
Work/Life Balance with Flexible Schedules
With a diverse portfolio of sites running 24/7 all over BC including Commercial, Industrial, and Residential, Westguard is able to offer a variety of shift options to suit any lifestyle whether that be Part-time, Full-time, On-call, shift work, etc.
The Westguard Management teams are available to Security Professionals 24/7 for support, coaching, and feedback whenever needed.
Westguard provides government-required Basic Security Training at our regional offices on a monthly basis. Our course ensures that all graduates meet the requirements of providing enhanced customer service, leading to greater employment opportunities.
We also provide opportunities for ongoing growth and professional development, with a wide selection of classes through our Advanced Training Centre and online learning platform, REACH Online, including areas such as Occupational First Aid, Control Centre Monitoring and K9 Detection.
Westguard recognizes that, like all successful organizations, people are our greatest resource. We have competitive benefits packages, additional training sponsorships, and award systems along the way.
Many of our employees have been with Westguard for 5, 10, even 20+ years. Certificates of Recognition are awarded to our long-standing employees for their extraordinary commitment to our vision.
Together, we believe we can make a difference. Our monthly iBelieve Award Program recognizes employees who share this belief and demonstrate our values of Respect, Empathy, Accountability, Courtesy and Honesty.
Everything starts off as a Guard and branch down to the roles below.
Select an option to view a potential career path.
Emergency response 24-hours a day
Field Support Supervisors
Ensuring quality assurance for security services
C3 Operator / Security Dispatcher
First point of contact for all inbound employees
Communication coordinators between the office and the staff
Maintaining strong and effective client relationships
Security Site Manager
Effectively managing and mentoring a team of security professionals
Providing leadership and mentorship to a team of security professionals
Security Site Manager
Overseeing daily operations of sites
Director of Operations
Ensuring our valued Clients receive the solutions-based services they need and that consistency and excellence are achieved
Security Licensing and Training
The governments of British Columbia and Alberta require that all individuals working within the security industry complete a Basic Security Training course and obtain a Security Worker’s License. Securiguard is a recognized BST provider and runs Basic Security Training classes monthly.
You need to have a Security Worker’s License to work in the security industry however we will sponsor future employees to take the 40 hour / 5 day course. If you are interested in commencing your career in the security industry and feel you have the skills for the job, we encourage you to apply with us!
Securiguard offers monthly Basic Security Training classes from our regional offices in Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo and Edmonton. To find when the next available class is taking place, please consult our calendar on the Basic Security Training page.
Providing a high level of customer service is becoming more and more critical to both security employers and their clients. In addition to covering all of the required course fundamentals, Securiguard has incorporated elements of our @yourservice concierge training, ensuring that you will excel in the delivery of customer service to both valued clients and customers.
To determine when the next BST course is being held, please consult our calendar on the Basic Security Training page.
The Basic Security Training Course can be completed online through the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC). Students will have 3 months to complete the course, which is 40 hours in length.
Completing the training course with Securiguard does not guarantee employment. However, all students who successfully complete the training program will have the opportunity to submit an application for employment. All applications are assessed on an individual basis.
Applying for Employment
Applying For Employment.
Securiguard offers a wide array of opportunities at locations such as banks, office towers, industrial sites, airports, ports and schools. Please submit your cover letter and resume to the Branch Office indicated on our Careers portal and we will be in touch regarding available opportunities.
Our idea candidates take pride in delivering outstanding customer service and are great communicators and are great communicators. We are looking for motivated individuals who have a keen eye for observing exterior and interior premises, have a mature attitude and can stand for a duration of 8 hours. You will need to be comfortable with radio communication and able to write reports.
It is great to see applications involving experience in a security or a customer service environment. While we encourage applications from those beginning their career in security, having Basic Security Training (BST) or studies in the field of justice, public safety or criminology and certifications such as OFA 1 and OFA will make your application stand out.