Commissionaires recognized as one of Canada’s best employers: Forbes

For the fourth year in a row, Forbes Magazine has ranked Commissionaires among Canada’s top 300 employers, appearing third in the Business Services and Supplies category. Commissionaires has been the only security company to appear on the list for two consecutive years.

“Commissionaires first appeared on the list in 2016,” said Paul Guindon, Chair of the Commissionaires’ National Business Management Committee, and CEO of the Ottawa Division. “It’s an honour to continue to be recognized among Canada’s top employers, all of us committed to providing a good workplace and great opportunities for Canadians.”

Commissionaires boasts an 80% employee retention rate, twice the security industry average, and is Canada’s largest private sector employer of veterans.

Forbes partnered with online statistics provider Statista to survey more than 8,000 Canadian workers across numerous industries with more than 500 employees in their Canada-based operations. The resulting list includes 300 employers across 25 industries. Canada’s best employers include corporate giants, community-based financial institutions, universities and government agencies. The employees who took part in the survey were consulted anonymously through several online access panels rather than through their employers.

The full list of Canada’s top employers is available at

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In collaboration with online statistics provider Statista, FORBES asked 8,000 Canadian employees – 81% full timers – working for large firms or institutions to rate their willingness to recommend their own companies on a scale of 1 to 10. The employees who took part in the survey were consulted not via their employers but anonymously through several online access panels. Data was recorded this past September.

The survey was conducted using an online access panel, providing a representative sample of over 8,000 employees working part- or full-time for companies and institutions employing more than 500 employees in Canada.



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.


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Mark Blevis
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