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Security guards and related security service occupations

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6541

This unit group includes workers who guard and implement security measures to protect property against theft, vandalism and fire, control access to establishments, maintain order and enforce regulations at public events and within establishments, conduct private investigations for clients or employers and provide other protective services not elsewhere classified. They are employed by public or private security agencies, residential complexes, educational, cultural, financial and health institutions, retail establishments, businesses and industry, investigation service companies, transportation facilities, and organizations throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

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  • Alarm Signal Investigator
  • Alarm Signal Specialist
  • Armoured Car Driver
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  • Business Establishment Investigator
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  • Night Watchman/woman
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  • Private Investigators Supervisor
  • Private Police Agents And Investigators Supervisor
  • Private Policemen/women And Investigators Supervisor
  • Private Security Officer
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  • Retail Loss Investigator
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  • Retail Store Floorman/woman
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  • School Crossing Guard
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  • Security Consultant (except Computer Systems)
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