Commissionaires Blog

Welcome to Commissionaires’ blog! As a leading security provider and Canada’s largest private sector employer of veterans, we’ll keep you up-to-date on security industry news, security tips and techniques, and profiles of our team members.

Three Tips to Protect your Computer against Malware

May 27, 2016

The cybercrime goes like this:

Your computer freezes. A message from the “Police Cybercrime Investigation Department” appears onscreen saying you must pay $100 or face criminal prosecution for a slew of possible offenses like copyright violation, gambling and infecting other computers with a virus. If you pay, the message reads, your computer will be unlocked in less than 72 hours.

Here’s what to do if you’re targeted with this latest cyber scam called “Ransomware”:

Don’t pay, say the RCMP.

Defend Against Business Theft

April 29, 2016

Pre-employment background screening will help keep your business secure. By screening, we don’t mean Facebook stalking. Commissionaires provides professional, in-depth background screening to ensure you’re hiring exactly who your candidate says he is.

Commissionaires offers:

Criminal Record Checks: Commissionaires will use your applicant’s name, date of birth or digital fingerprints to confirm a clean record.
Response Time: Within 72 hours, if no convictions are found.

Top Reasons to Join Commissionaires

March 31, 2016

Interested in working at Commissionaires? We value our Canadian Forces and RCMP veterans, but we also keep our doors open for civilians who care about protecting Canadians. Here’s what our team members have to say:

Business Security – Your Way

February 26, 2016

Protecting your business can be worrisome. Commissionaires takes the worry out with our trained, licensed security guards. We start with a business risk assessment to review your current security situation. Then we work with you to develop a custom plan for your business size and budget.

Your security plan may include:

Top 3 Reasons why our Non-Core Police Services can Help Your Police

January 29, 2016

Commissionaires’ non-core police services helps municipalities and police departments by taking on non-core duties to free up police for the jobs they’re trained to do. This puts them back on the streets -helping and protecting citizens and communities.


Heart protection: 6 warning signs of a heart attack

December 18, 2015

February is Heart Month. We’re not talking about Valentine’s Day. The Public Health Agency of Canada (2009) says that nine in 10 Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke. If you feel even one of these symptoms out of the blue, call 9-1-1, rest and wait for help.

Here are the top six warning signs of a heart attack: 

• Chest discomfort (uncomfortable chest pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain, burning or heaviness)

• Discomfort in other areas of the upper body (neck, jaw, shoulder, arms, back)

• Shortness of breath

• Sweating

The One Safety Step Commissionaires Recommends You Take Right Now

October 30, 2015

Commissionaires follow strict safety protocols. We also like to preach what we practice, and we share our safety tips whenever we can. For us, being safe means being prepared: taking the time to learn safety skills and procedures like how to secure your home, knowing how to prepare for a vacation, or what to do in an emergency.

Fingerprinting News – Out with the Old, In With the New

March 27, 2015

The RCMP will soon use only digital fingerprinting for all criminal record checks for civil applications (employment, immigration, etc.)

Effective July 1, 2014, submission of ink-based fingerprints by mail to the RCMP will end.

All fingerprint submissions must be made through a digital application. This change brings many advantages to the applicants and the RCMP, including faster processing time from months to days, improved privacy protection and provision of a certified criminal record check.

Commissionaires – here to support our veterans

November 10, 2014

The following was submitted to newspaper editors across Canada by Bill Sutherland, National Board Chair Commissionaires.  We want to share it with you here today.

Dear Editor,

Commissionaire Profile - Ron Gosselin

May 21, 2014

RCMP veteran Ron Gosselin is one of the reasons Commissionaires exists. We know that the transition from military or police to civilian life isn’t easy. That’s why we feature people like Ron: to illustrate working at Commissionaires as a bridge into the civilian working world. Our purpose, our mandate is to provide ex-military, as well as former RCMP and police veterans with jobs that have the structure and camaraderie that they’re used to.