Commissionaires Nova Scotia Awarded Halifax Port Authority Contract – January 2018

Commissionaires Nova Scotia (CNS) has been selected by the Halifax Port Authority (HPA) to provide security-related services including surveillance monitoring, patrolling, and cruise ship access control at the Port of Halifax.

CNS has been HPA’s security partner for 16 years, and after a Request for Proposals process, has been awarded a new one-year contract effective January 1, 2018, with an option to renew for two additional years. CNS employs approximately 30 full-time staff and an additional 50 seasonal staff during cruise ship season which occupies six months of the year.

“We are very pleased to be selected once again as HPA’s security partner,” said Bruce Belliveau, CEO, CNS. “This is an important contract for us, and HPA’s decision underscores the value, professionalism, and high level of customer service CNS provides.”

“Commissionaires are integral to keeping thousands of tourists and visitors to the Port of Halifax safe and secure each year,” says Catherine McGrail, Vice President Operations, Interim, Halifax Port Authority. “We’re pleased to continue our relationship with Commissionaires and appreciate their marine security expertise and ability to provide exceptional service to our port community.”


About Commissionaires Nova Scotia

Since 1937, Commissionaires Nova Scotia has been the leading security provider in the province and the largest private sector employer of veterans. It employs more than 1,600 commissionaires from Cape Breton to Yarmouth, and offers a wide range of security services including professional guarding, monitoring and surveillance, threat risk assessment, bylaw enforcement, identification and fingerprinting services, and security training. The completely self-funded, not-for-profit enterprise generates around $40M in annual revenue, of which over 90% is returned to its employees. Clients include an array of public and private sector organizations.


Media inquiries, please contact:

Jerry MacAlpine
Director of Business
Commissionaires Nova Scotia
T 902 429 8101 ext. 242
C 902 240 1845
[email protected]

Laura Smith
Marketing and Communications Officer
Commissionaires Nova Scotia
T 902 429 8101 ext. 250
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