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Commissionaires touch down at Halifax Stanfield after winning Parking and Curbside Services contract

Contract ends five-year hiatus at the airport, will employ up to 65 commissionaires in frontline, customer service role

CNS Supports Veterans Living in Long-Term Care

In its longstanding tradition of veterans supporting veterans, Commissionaires Nova Scotia (CNS) is proud to disburse $16,000 from its Veterans’ Fund to four hospitals in Nova Scotia. The Fund aims to make a difference in the lives of veterans living in long-term care.

Commissionaire at Truro hospital has a message for those entering the facility: “be kind, be nice”

Nova Scotia Health’s site screeners and commissionaires play a critical role in keeping our patients and teams safe.

From the military and Commissionaires to the Premier’s Office: Nova Scotia’s first family is building a legacy of service

There’s a time in everyone’s life when they question their purpose. For Lloyd Houston, now a decorated military veteran, commissionaire, and the father of Nova Scotia’s current Premier, that time came when he was age 16.

Remembrance Day 2021

Remembrance Day, originally called Armistice Day, is recognized by Canadians every 11 November, and is a time to recognize the sacrifices of all those who served and continue to serve...

Former Military Healthcare Worker Joins CNS Board of Governors

We are pleased to share that LCol (Ret’d) Anne Espenant, DMSM, CD is the newest member of the Commissionaires Nova Scotia (CNS) Board of Governors. She joined the 16-member volunteer...

9/11 Through the Eyes of a Commissionaire

Major (Ret'd) J. (Joe) M. McLaughlan, OMM, CD recalls what it was like to oversee airport security on the day that “forever shattered our thin veneer of invulnerability.”

Joe McLaughlan...

CNS Becomes First Canadian Company to Achieve Coveted Certification

Commissionaires Nova Scotia (CNS) strives to deliver services that meet the highest global standards. Our hard work was recognized earlier this year when CNS became the first company in Canada...

Six Students Receive Educational Awards from Commissionaires

Six deserving students are heading back to class with $2,000 academic scholarships from Commissionaires Nova Scotia (CNS).

Here is the full list of 2021/22 recipients:

•    Willow McKeith – 2nd...

Commissionaires kicks off major recruitment drive with career fair, aims to hire at least 50 security professionals

Commissionaires is hosting a career fair next week to ramp up recruitment after securing a flurry of new business

Soldier On raises more than $55,000 for ill and injured veterans, thanks in part to support from Commissionaires

Commissionaires, military officers, and business leaders took part in the Soldier On Atlantic Golf Invitational to support the Canadian Armed Forces program.

Green was the colour of the day at...

Commissionaires is selected as the Official Public Safety Partner for the Halifax Wanderers soccer club

The corporate partnership comes as fans return to Wanderers Grounds amid increased health and safety protocols.

Halifax, NS – Commissionaires Nova Scotia, a trusted security provider, is teaming up with...

Atlantic Canadian business leaders golf for ill and injured veterans at the Soldier On Atlantic Golf Invitational this Thursday

Moncton, NB –– The Soldier On Atlantic Golf Invitational is returning on July 29, 2021, at Royal Oaks Golf Club in Moncton, NB, after a year off due to COVID-19...

As Flights Resume, J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Partners with Commissionaires

Sydney, NS - Commissionaires Nova Scotia and J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport announce a formal, on-going partnership for the provision of security services.

Commissionaires have long been a vital resource...

Lesley Leadley, Secured Delivery and a Smile

Throughout Nova Scotia, Commissionaires provides secure and confidential mail delivery to some of the most vital institutions in the province: courts, community services and other sometimes high-stress delivery areas. With...

Gordon Winkel confirmed Commissionaires National Board Chair

Gord Winkel, MSc P.Eng was confirmed as National Board Chair of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires at the Annual General Meeting earlier this month. Mr. Winkel succeeds Col. Chris Lythgo...

Steering toward an Eco-friendly Future

Commissionaires Nova Scotia has purchased a new 2021 Hyundai Kona electric vehicle to add to their mobile security fleet. It is the security company’s very first all-electric car! The electric vehicle was purchased from Steele Hyundai and joined Commissionaires’ two hybrid cars in their sizable mobile fleet.

Duane Van Meer, Security Professional and Accomplished Painter

Duane Van Meer retired from the RCMP after 27 years of service. After retiring, Duane pursued other opportunities, often centred around his deep painting background, before joining Commissionaires Nova Scotia...

Commissionaires CEO, Geoff Hamilton, Wins Atlantic Canada Top 50 CEO Award

Geoff fulfilled his childhood dream when he served in the Royal Canadian Navy, like his father did before him. Now, as CEO of Commissionaires Nova Scotia, he's found another way to serve the public; including other veterans.

Rest easy, we're on it

More buildings bringing in private security to ease burden on managers

By Heather Laura Clarke

Most building owners and managers agree that one of the toughest parts of the job is being the go-to person — the one on call for every little thing.

Commissionaires Introduces a Diversity Scholarship in Honour of African Heritage Month

Halifax, NS – Commissionaires Nova Scotia is announcing enhancements to its annual scholarship program, including a 33% bump in award amounts and a dedicated award for applicants from historically underrepresented...

Commissionaire First Aid Instructor Rushes to the Aid of a Man Struck by Freight Train

Why First Aid Training Pays Off: Darragh stayed with the victim until paramedics arrived before she returned to teaching her first aid class

Christina Darragh was on her lunch break...

Commissionaire prevents wanted man from fleeing the country

Commissionaire John Hutchison has been awarded a CEO Commendation for his composure and vigilance. Thanks to him, a wanted man was kept from boarding an aircraft until police arrived.


Halifax Port Authority Awards Multi-Year Security Contract to Commissionaires

Halifax, NS – Commissionaires Nova Scotia has been selected by the Halifax Port Authority for the provision of security-related services, including surveillance monitoring, patrolling, and access control. The initial term...

Hidden Risks in a New World: Assess Your Business’ Security for Today’s Threats

By Stephen Grant, Risk & Resilience Advisor, Commissionaires

“Masks camouflage the faces of good and evil. Keeps hidden what is a truth and what is a lie.” - Patti Roberts...

Holiday Greetings to our Commissionaires

A Message from the Board Chair

2020 has been a challenging year for us all, and particularly for the fine commissionaires that report for duty across the province and at...

The pandemic gave two commissionaires the time to write and illustrate their first book

‘The Story of Santa’ children’s book tells the tale of how Santa came to be.
By David Whittaker

Dean Forrest has been meaning to finish his children’s book for years...

Situational Awareness in the Era of the Mask

By James Taylor, Commissionaires Nova Scotia

Situational awareness is the act of being aware of everything around you at a moment in time. It is your internal skill set that...

Commissionaires Welcomes New Board Chair

Commissionaires Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the two-year appointment of Deputy Commissioner (Ret’d) Steve Graham, OOM, BA, MBA, as Board Chair.

We thank our outgoing Chair, Cdr (Ret’d) Hickey...

The Lonely Security Guard

By Stephen Grant, Risk & Resilience Advisor, Commissionaires Nova Scotia

Resilience has become a watchword of our times. It captures our desire to overcome our current dilemma through positivity, hope...

Shining a Spotlight on the Women of Commissionaires

October is Women’s History Month in Canada. According to the federal government, it’s a time to "celebrate the women and girls from our past, and our present, who are contributing...

Securing a Brave New World

By Stephen Grant, Risk & Resilience Advisor, Commissionaires Nova Scotia

The world will change. Whether for good or for bad is yet to be determined and rests largely in our...


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Careers for veterans

If you have served in the Canadian Armed Forces or RCMP, we have opportunities for you.

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Careers for Military Spouses

We have career opportunities for military spouses.

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Stakeholders Report 2021

The annual public report of Commissionaires Nova Scotia’s activities in support of its mandate.

Corps Rapport

The annual publication that celebrates achievements and stories of our commissionaires, and the continued support we provide veterans and communities across the province.