June 1: New Standards for Security Guards and PIs


All companies and individuals providing security and investigative services in Alberta are now covered by the same law. The Security Services and Investigators Act applies to Albertans who work or provide services as investigators, loss prevention staff, security guards, locksmiths, alarm responders, executive protection, automotive lockout technicians, as well as those who sell locksmith and automotive bypass tools. Highlights:

  • Clear roles and responsibilities for industry and government
  • Training standards
  • Stronger screening and qualification requirements for workers
  • Improved accountability an audit and inspection process.