Forbes recognizes Commissionaires as one of Canada’s best employers for the fifth consecutive year

Ottawa, ON (February 7, 2020) – For the fifth year in a row, Commissionaires has been named one of Canada’s top 300 employers by Forbes Magazine. Commissionaires is the only security provider to make the list for five consecutive years and the only not-for-profit security company to be included on this year’s list.

“Our strength is our people. We strive to provide an excellent working environment for our 22,000 employees from coast to coast to coast,” said Paul Guindon, Chair of the Commissionaires’ National Business Management Committee, and CEO of the Ottawa Division.

In addition to being Canada’s largest security services employer, Commissionaires is Canada’s largest private sector employer of veterans. We have nearly 6,000 veteran employees serving in roles ranging from security guard to CEO, a function of our social mandate to “provide meaningful employment that meets the needs of veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, their families and others who wish to contribute to the security and well-being of Canadians.”

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 online:


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.

Media inquiries, please contact:

Mark Blevis
Director, Public Affairs and Marketing
Commissionaires National Office
T 613 688 0714
C 613 769 4674
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