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CBSA-Tactical Security Guard

Business Unit:  Security Services
Career Area:  Security Guard

Etobicoke, CA

Are you ready to suit up?

Looking to advance your security career and move to an opportunity to work in federal facilities?

We are proud to work with the Canada Border Services Agency in providing enhanced security professionals at their Immigration Holding Centre

If you are looking to take your law enforcement education into the working world, or looking to enter the field of corrections, this opportunity may be your next step.

What's in it for you?

• Competitive rate  - $30/hour. 

• Full-time Schedule

• Uniform provided at no cost

• Opportunity to gain experience while working alongside Federal Law Enforcement Officers

• Opportunity to progress your career in law enforcement

• Continued education through GardaWorld campus


** If you are coming from Commissionaires and are a successful hire, you will receive $500 sign on bonus*

What does a CBSA Enhanced Security Guard in Etobicoke do?

As a CBSA enhanced guard, you will be responsible for monitoring people who have arrived at the airport who are experiencing immigration complications and cannot officially enter the country and who are deemed to be an enhanced risk to others.


In this role you will:

• Ensure the protection of people, assets, and property.

• Escort people within the facility, using restraints to ensure the safety of everybody.

• Demonstrate empathy and compassion and a recognition that you are working with individuals under stress.

• Observe, monitor, and report on behavior of detainees.

• Conduct regular foot patrols - both indoor and outdoor facilities

• Monitor and properly utilize security software and equipment!

• Generate daily incident reports.

• Utilization of tactical training to de-escalate potentially dangerous situations.


This work requires vigilance, efficiency, but also a talent for customer service and compassion as you will be working with people within a vulnerable situation.

Qualifications to become a CBSA Enhanced Security Guard in Etobicoke


• A valid Ontario security guard license​​​​​​

  • Experience in a healthcare setting is considered an asset

• A valid and current First Aid/CPR certificate from a WSIB-recognized training provider

• Canadian citizenship or 5-years permanent residence status

• Minimum high school diploma from a recognized education provider

• Ability to pass a Public Works Clearance and a Vulnerable Sector Check

• Available to work flexible hours, in a full-time or part-time capacity.

• A minimum of one (1) year experience in providing care and control of individuals (working in a field directly related to law enforcement, court services, hospital orderly, or private security services); or one (1) year of experience specifically working on a security guard contract with the CBSA at an IHC or providing care and control of CBSA individuals.

• 1 year experience working in a vulnerable sector.

• 1 year tactical security guard experience

• Ability to demonstrate leadership capabilities.

• Experience working in a high-stress environment with quick responsiveness to emergency situations.

• Understanding of the importance of conciseness, security, and safety


*Past employees who worked at the Immigration Holding Centre are encouraged to apply * 



GardaWorld: Make the world a safer place

GardaWorld is a global leader in the security industry, offering a wealth of opportunity to individuals looking to gain experience and develop professionally in a growing industry. We offer diverse work assignments spanning multiple industries, and training and career advancement opportunities. We embrace diversity and welcome newcomers, women, students, retirees, reservists, veterans, and more to join our team, as we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we will communicate only with the selected candidates.

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