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Are you considering a career in Security? Security has several roles and can be a rewarding and exciting career choice. The functions can vary greatly, filled with unique challenges and career advancement opportunities.

Employees, customers, residents, civilians, patients, and company assets are among the many things security professionals protect. Paragon Security can help you with your journey into Security by providing training to prepare you for the Ministry Exam and match you with a location based on your strengths and goals. Is Security right for you?

Throughout this article, we will explore five types of security guard roles, as well as the additional opportunities they present to help you on your path to a career in Security.


Security in Cyberspacecybersecurity


Cyber attacks become more prevalent daily, so cybersecurity has become more critical. A cybersecurity expert is responsible for protecting both a company’s assets and personnel online. A security professional can quickly enter this area of Security in various roles, in addition to computer training, which is fast changing and requires ongoing skill development in the fast-paced technological world.


Agent for Border Services


Every day, border services agents intercept a number of criminal activities and face difficult situations in order to protect the nation.

In addition to controlling the movement of people and goods between countries, border agents keep contraband products out of the country, apprehend or deny entry to individuals who are inadmissible or pose a threat, and collect duties and taxes on goods.

To become a Border Agent in Canada, you must have a Canadian high school diploma, a valid Canadian driver’s license, and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.


Officer of the law

It’s common for those looking to enter law enforcement to start their career as security guards. Law Enforcement Officers serve as security guards while helping the public in any way they can, protecting citizens, preventing crime, and maintaining general order. As a result, Law Enforcement Officers and Security Guards have a lot in common.

The ability to think critically and perform under tense situations are also vital skills for those considering a career in law enforcement.


Private Investigator


A private investigator generally requires an acute mind capable of processing and responding quickly since they often work in dangerous environments.

To be a successful private investigator, you will need exceptional computer skills and the ability to work alone under unpredictable circumstances. In addition, the role may require extensive travel and sacrificing personal time.


Security for Private Individuals


Starting as a Security guard is an ideal entry point to a private security career, even though it often requires military training.

Many private security contracts are enlisted to protect life or an asset and can range in requirements and environment from private properties to war zones. Firearms and specialized military training skills are often required in military-related settings. Among the services offered by private security firms are:

  • Protecting large environment jobs
  • Guarding political personnel
  • Training other security personnel
  • Providing intelligence or operational support


Get Started

There are several options; the first step is training. At Paragon Security, we’ve been training Security Guards for over 40 years. Our Ministry-approved training program is available online or in person. Start your new career today, and learn more about our training programs.


Join a booming industry! With ten years as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a place in the Hall of Fame of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, being named Best Employer by Forbes Magazine for three years in a row, and winning the OSPA’s Outstanding Contract Security Company Award, Paragon is one of the fastest-growing companies across Canada.

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