Enhanced Security Guard

This 4-week training series provides the knowledge and practical skills required for entry into the security field, including mandatory training required for provincial licensing under the Security Services Act. Additional modules provide practical application of skills and additional certification in WHIMIS, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Occupational First Aid Level 1 and Traffic Control (Flag Person training). 

Note: this is government-funded training, please see the admissions tab below for eligibility. 

 This program is currently not available to international applicants.
Where: Campbell River
Starts: TBD
Length: 1 month

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The security industry on Vancouver Island continues to grow and security companies need qualified employees. The Enhanced Security course offered by NIC will give you the tools and qualifications to join this exciting field.

Ian Pitcairn, Basic Security Training instructor

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Program Requirements

  • BST-010 Basic Security Training Level One
  • MVF-011 Traffic Control Person
  • GENI 5175 Security Guard Observation & Documentation
  • MVO-070 Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • OFA-001 WHMIS 2015
  • OFA-010 Occupational First Aid Level 1
  • CJR-010 Career Planning & Job Readiness
  • WSF-041 Workplace Diversity
  • CJR-020 Coaching and Transition to Employment

Admission Requirements

This Employment Skills Access (ESA) program is designed to assist unemployed or low-skilled individuals to gain employment. All tuition and books are included for participants who meet the specific ESA eligibility criteria (see below).  Participants must:
  1. Be a minimum of 19 years of age.
  2.  Be fluent in the English Language (to converse with the public and write and read reports).
  3. Have proof of Canadian Citizenship or Residency: Canadian Birth Certificate, Canadian Passport, or Permanent Resident Card.
  4. Have Government-issued Photo ID (Driver’s License, BC Identification Card, BC Services Card with photo, Native Status Card with photo, or Passport from another country). Note: ID must be valid/not expired. A Social Insurance Number card is not accepted as ID.
  5. Participants are required to give consent to a criminal record check, a police information check and a correctional service information check.
  6. If being treated or have ever been treated for a mental health condition, a Mental Health Condition form completed by your doctor will be required at the time of license application.

You may be eligible if you are:

  1. Unemployed AND not collecting Employment Insurance (EI) AND have not been associated with a regular EI claim in the past three years or maternity/parental claim in the past five years; or,
  2. Employed, Low-Skilled (such as those who do not have a high school diploma) or,
  3. Employed, Underemployed (such as those who do not have permanent or full-time employment).

North Island College staff will work with you to answer your questions, help determine your eligibility, assist with forms, and complete the application process.

Space is limited. Apply now! 1-800-715-0914  ext. 4601 or email questions@nic.bc.ca.

Funding Eligibility

Funding for this program is provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada–British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement. Tuition, textbooks and license application fees are provided at no cost to eligible participants. Sponsorship does not include living expenses. All participants must meet the following funding eligibility criteria:

  • Be a Canadian, a permanent resident or protected person legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Currently reside in British Columbia.
  • Not a full-time student i.e. not enrolled in high school or taking post-secondary courses at the time of training.
  • At the time of training, not be participating in another provincially or federally funded labour market program.

And belong to one of the following employment categories:

  1. Unemployed (non-EI eligible); or,
  2. Employed, Low-Skilled (such as those who do not have a high school diploma); or,
  3. Employed, Underemployed (such as those who do not have permanent or full-time employment).


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Before Classes Begin

Please call 1-800-715-0914 ext. 4601 or email questions@nic.bc.ca

Program Highlights

This all-inclusive training series includes the following education, training, and certification:

  • Basic Security Training Program Certificate (Justice Institute of BC)
  • Traffic Control Flagperson (BC Safety Alliance), valid for 3 years
  • Security Guard Observation & Documentation
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Workplace and Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1, valid for 3 years
  • Career Planning and Job Readiness
  • Workplace Diversity
  • Coaching and Transition to Employment


Employment Skills Access programs will be accessible throughout the North Island College region, and may be offered in collaboration with community and partners. Please keep in mind that start dates and locations may change to accommodate applicant and community demand.