Canada Security Guard Practice Questions – Ontario, BC, 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 in the private security industry, loss prevention personnel, and many other positions in malls, airports, hospitals and many other public buildings.

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 License Training and Exams

The following provincial training are recognized as equivalent

  • Alberta
  • Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba

What is the salary of a security guard in Canada?

The average salary for a security guard is $2,836 per month in Canada.

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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What is the difference between Security Guards, Body Guards and Bouncers?

Security Guards:

  • Protect property, assets, and people in locations such as shopping malls, office buildings, events, or residential complexes.
  • Monitoring surveillance equipment, patrolling the area, and sometimes controlling access points.
  • Respond to emergencies, such as fires and handle disturbances or criminal activities until law enforcement arrives.
  • May not have special training in personal protection or close-quarters combat.

Bodyguards or Close Protection Officers (CPOs):

  • Protect individuals, typically high-profile, for example politicians, celebrities, executives, or individuals with specific threats.
  • Their primary focus is on the safety and well-being of their client, protecting against physical harm, kidnapping, harassment, and potential dangers.
  • Have specialized training in driving, threat assessment, close-quarters combat and surveillance detection.

Bouncers or Doormen:

  • Work in the hospitality and entertainment industry – bars, clubs, or concert venues.
  • Responsible for  ensuring the safety and security of patrons and staff in the venue.
  • Bouncers often check IDs to ensure legal drinking age, enforce dress codes, and maintain order by handling unruly behavior, removing disruptive individuals, and diffusing potential conflicts.
  • May have specialized training in self-defense and conflict resolution, however, the focus is on maintaining order and not providing personal protection outside the venue.
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Sample Canada Security Guard Exam 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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Basic Report Writing

Why English and Grammar is Important

Security guards communicate with clients, visitors, or employees, verbally and in writing. They need to communicate effectively, using appropriate language and tone, to provide clear instructions, answer questions, and report any incidents or suspicious activities. Good English language skills enable security guards to communicate professionally and effectively with people from different backgrounds and cultures.

You will be required to write clear and concise reports, including incident reports, daily activity reports, and shift logs. These reports must be accurate, detailed, and properly formatted, using correct English grammar and punctuation, so that they can be used as evidence if required. Good English language skills avoid confusion and misinterpretation of information.

You must read and understand various documents such as company policies and procedures, safety guidelines, and incident reports. Good English language skills enable security guards to comprehend these documents and ensure that they are following proper protocols.

The Test includes Writing skills:

  • English Grammar and Usage
  • Spelling

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Security Guard Practice Questions for Ontario, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

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For Ontario, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba security guard.

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Over 180 Practice Questions with full answer key! Including detailed answer key explaining why the answer is correct – and why the other choices are incorrect!

Practice Questions for :

  • 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
Date Modified: Monday, May 6th, 2024

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  1. Security Guard License Mississauga
    July 27, 2022

    All these questions are really helpful for those who are looking to start career in this field.

  2. Lian
    August 8, 2022

    What section is the hardest?

  3. Shirin Seyedabolghasem
    August 20, 2022

    Hi I’m Shirin I had exam security guard several times I can’t pass please write all question a little easy.

  4. amelia
    July 28, 2023

    good thx!

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