Commissionaires Announces National Bursary Program

Helping Students Secure Their Educational and Career Goals: A National Priority

Ottawa, ON (Apr. 1, 2022) – Commissionaires announced that applications for its National Bursary Program are now being accepted. The program aims to help Commissionaire employees (or their immediate family members) further their post-secondary education.

A total of four bursaries, worth $2,500 each, will be available for students at the beginning of each academic year to recognize the important link between security and education. The bursaries are part of the Commissionaires National Office’s (CNO) outreach initiative which is designed to establish opportunities for commissionaires enrolled in post-secondary education and/or their immediate family members.

“We extend our best wishes to post-secondary students as they start their college or university education,” said Commissionaires Chief of Staff Commodore RCN (Ret’d) Mark Watson. “Our Federation is committed to ensuring our employees and their families have access to financial supports as they pursue higher education.”

The selection and administration of the bursaries is conducted by Commissionaires National Honours and Awards Committee and bursary recipients will receive their funds beginning in Fall 2022.

Applications for students enrolled in eligible programs will be accepted online via until July 8, 2022.

“We are continuously working to build on and expand the opportunities for our employees by offering this bursary program across Canada,” Director of Corporate Services Brook Bangsboll noted.

The Commissionaires National Bursary Program is supported by the generous contributions of our partners BMO and thePersonal.

Eligible applicants must…

  • Be employed either full or part-time as a commissionaire or be an immediate family member of a commissionaire;
  • Have been accepted into a Canadian, government recognized, post-secondary institution;
  • Provide a letter from their educational institution confirming full-time enrollment for the fall semester;
  • Provide a copy of their most recent school transcripts;
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a current or former teacher / faculty member or other professional who are familiar with their academic work and;
  • Submit, along with the on-line application, a short essay (maximum 250 words) explaining why they are undertaking the course of study and how this will benefit their future.


Commissionaires is Canada’s premier security provider and the largest private sector employer of Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP veterans. Founded on the core military values of dedication, responsibility and sense of mission, Commissionaires employs 22,000 people from coast to coast to coast. It offers a wide range of security services including professional guarding, monitoring and surveillance, threat risk assessment, non-core policing, by-law enforcement, digital fingerprinting, criminal and employee background screening, investigations, and security training. Commissionaires is a completely self-funded, not-for-profit organization that serves a diverse range of public and private sector organizations.  

Media inquiries:

Lisa Dionne

Public Affairs and Marketing Coordinator

Commissionaires National Office

(613) 219-7774

[email protected]