Canada Security Guard Practice Questions – Alberta Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Security Guards in Ontario are in Demand!

With economic growth, Canada’s population is growing fast.  With economic growth and population, there are a huge number of new condominium and commercial buildings, as well as new retail.  This growth creates very favourable job opportunities.

Security guards in Ontario make from $16 – $24 / hour.


License and Eligibility

Security Guards in Ontario are licensed by the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General and you must pass the test provided by the Ministry.  The for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba is very similar and licensed through their respective ministries.


  • 18 years of age
  • Qualify to work in Canada
  • Criminal record check
  • Complete the Red Cross Emergency First Aid Course
  • Complete a Ministry approved training program and obtain a training completion number

Note:  The clean criminal record qualification does not include ALL criminal offenses, only the most serious.   Full list of offenses that will disqualify you here

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Provincial Security Guard Tests

The following provincial training are recognized as equivalent

  • Alberta Security Guard
  • Saskatchewan Security Guard
  • Manitoba Security Guard

Whats on the Test

  • Introduction to the Security Industry
  • The Act and Code of Conduct
  • Basic Security Procedures
  • Report Writing
  • Health & Safety
  • Emergency Response Preparation
  • The Canadian Legal System
  • Legal Authorities
  • Communications
  • Sensitivity Training
  • Use of Force Theory

About the Test

The test is a paper and pencil, 60-question, multiple choice format.

The test must be completed in just over 2 hours, 75 minutes for completing the test.


The cost is $66.50 plus HST,  total of $75.15.


You will be notified of your results are within five business days

Passing Score

The passing score is 62 per cent.

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Sample Canada Security Guard Practice Questions

1. Which of the following fuels are associated with a Class B fire?

a. Wood, paper, cloth
b. Gasoline, oil, grease
c. Metal, paper, cloth
d. Wood, paper, electrical equipment

2. When was the Private Security and Investigative Services ACT, 2005 (PSISA) proclaimed into force?

a. 2005
b. 2009
c. 2007
d. 2011

3. Which Regulation under the Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005, sets out what data a licensed business entity shall keep?

a. Information to be Provided to the Registrar
b. Insurance
c. Record-keeping Requirements for Licensed Business Entities
d. Registration Requirements for Business Entities

4. What is access control?

a. Any mechanism whose goal is to get the right person into the right area at the right time.
b. Ways that stop thieves from smashing doors.
c. Mechanisms that assure security of the property.
D. Distributing keys to locking mechanism to people who want access.

5. Which of the following is not a shipping and receiving control mechanism?

a. Special forms to be filled by the recipient.
b. Signing for deliveries.
c. Arrangements made to send the delivery to the ultimate recipient.
d. Deleting records of items that have been successfully delivered.

6. Which if the following is the first line of defense in protecting property?

a. The police
b. Patrol dogs
c. Fences and walls
d. Alarm systems

7. What is industrial espionage?

a. Unauthorized copying of software.
b. Unauthorized use of software.
c. Theft of industrial secrets owned by companies.
d. Non-legitimate use of company equipment.

8. Which of the following is main part of an alarm system?

a. Motion detectors
b. Shock sensors
c. Transmitter
d. Magnetic contacts

Answer Key

1. B
A Class B fire is a fire in flammable liquids or flammable gases, petroleum greases, tars, oils, oil-based paints, solvents, lacquers, or alcohols.

2. C

The PSISA was proclaimed into force on August 23, 2007.

3. C

4. A
Access control describes any mechanism whose goal is to get the right person into the right area at the right time.

5. D

6. C
Fences and walls form a perimeter around property form the first line of defense.

7. C

8. C
A transmitter is one of the main components of an alarm system or security system.

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  • Introduction to the Security Industry
  • The Act and Code of Conduct
  • Basic Security Procedures
  • Emergency Response Preparation
  • The Canadian Legal System
  • Legal Authorities
  • Use of Force Theory

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Date Published: Monday, June 29th, 2020
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