Montreal, Jan. 30, 2019 - The Bureau de la sécurité privée ("BSP") wishes to inform you of a major change to the criteria for granting temporary security guarding licences for event security, following the development of a new protocol for issuing such licences. From now on, all private security agencies requiring a temporary workforce of security guarding agents to fill their event security service offer (festivals and events) are now asked to pay special attention to what follows in order to comply with the new protocol.
Protocol for granting temporary security guarding agent licences for event security
You will find the protocol for granting temporary security guarding licences and the new appropriate form by clicking on the "Read protocol" button below. This protocol was developed following discussions and consultation between the BSP, the Association provinciale des agences de sécurité and the Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys. This new protocol addresses, on the one hand, the need for the private security and event industries to bring together a sufficient and timely workforce in a context of labour scarcity; and on the other hand, the BSP’s mission to protect the public and its objective to professionalize the industry. This protocol also considerably reduces the administrative burden of all stakeholders in the processing of temporary agent licence applications for event security.
From now on, an applicant wishing to obtain a temporary security guarding agent licence to carry out a private security activity in an event setting, such as festivals or other events, must comply with this new protocol and have completed the workplace first aid course recognized by the CNESST (unless already possessing such valid accreditation) AND be registered to the mandatory security guarding training, or one recognized by the Minister of Public Security and that conforms with this new protocol.
It should be noted that the Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys is available now to offer the 70-hour mandatory training in security guarding on a flexible schedule and in various forms; either in a classroom or online (in synchronous mode) mode, or in hybrid mode. For this purpose, we invite you to contact the person in charge of this program directly at the Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys at 514 855-4500, extension 7610. Those wishing to take up the security guarding training will have up to 12 months to complete their training successfully and thus be able to apply for the conversion of a valid temporary licence into a regular security guarding agent licence. The regular licence is valid for a period of 5 years subject to the payment of annual fees and compliance with all other conditions.
When submitting an application for a temporary security guarding agent licence, the applicant must therefore complete the form provided for this purpose by the BSP and provide all the required documents and payment in order to obtain the temporary licence for the security guarding agent.
The possibility of benefiting from this exceptional protocol is unique. A person can only apply once to benefit from of this protocol and will thus be refused any subsequent similar request.
We invite you to read the protocol carefully by clicking on the "Read the protocol" button and to share the content within your professional environment in order to facilitate your service offering. For any questions, please consult the AGENT/NEW APPLICANT/Temporary licence section on BSPQUEBEC.CA, or contact our Information Department at 514 748-7480.
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