Page content

About us

Commissionaires Victoria, the Islands and Yukon is an independent not-for-profit Division in the Federation of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires. Since 1937, CVIY has been providing peace of mind to Vancouver Island communities. Formerly known as Commissionaires Victoria, with the addition of our Whitehorse detachment in 1999, our name was changed to Commissionaires Victoria, the Islands and Yukon to better represent our geographic boundaries.

Our core business functions are administered through our Victoria office. We have a regional office in Nanaimo, B.C. with managers responsible for security operations to better connect with our clients. Visit us in Victoria.

With  approximately 900 employees, we are is the largest security company on the Island, serving the Gulf Islands and Yukon region. We are a local company with national reach, providing a range of security services tailored to meet your specific needs. Our strength is the discipline, experience, integrity and initiative of our people – reliability derived from a culture of service. We are a not-for-profit company with a social mandate to create employment for veterans and former police officers.

Our Social Mandate

Our purpose is to promote the cause of Commissionaires Victoria, the Islands and Yukon by creating meaningful employment opportunities for former members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and others who wish to contribute to the security and well-being of Canadians.

Our Vision

Within the national federation of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, our vision is to be a preferred employer for commissionaires, building upon a strong security services business model of the highest quality and creating new opportunities aligned with the skills of the modern veteran and commissionaire.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide innovative and best in class security services that exceeds our clients' expectations and delivers value to Canadians.

Our Values

  • We value our veteran military and police legacy, therefore
    we maintain a strong sense of duty and a high standard of appearance, bearing and discipline.
  • We value professionalism, therefore
    we guard against complacency and never take short cuts.
  • We value trust, therefore
    we are up front and honest with each other and our customers.
  • We value integrity, therefore
    we are deaf to expediency where principal is concerned.
  • We value diversity, therefore
    we do not fear speaking up in honest discussion and debate.
  • We value each other and a caring organization, therefore
    we treat others as we would expect to be treated.
  • We value frugality, therefore
    we are prudent with expenditures and respect the resources the Corps provides in our support.
  • We value our history and our future, therefore
    we respect those who went before us and maintain the division as a viable organization for future generations.

Join us today!