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Our Mandate

To promote the cause of Commissionaires by the creation of meaningful employment opportunities for former members of the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and others who wish to contribute to the security and well-being of Canadians.

Commissionaires was founded in Canada in 1925 following the First World War when there was no social safety net for soldiers who, upon completion of their service, found themselves without employment.

Commissionaires was created, first in Montreal, then in Toronto and Vancouver, to look after these men and women and provide them with transitional or permanent jobs, primarily in the security field. In the early years, these jobs most frequently involved guarding government institutions. From 1925 to 1948 Commissionaires expanded all across Canada. Today there are a total of 17 divisions representing all the provinces of Canada and three territories.

Today Commissionaires employs over 19,000 men and women across Canada of all ages and from many walks of life, including but not limited to former Canadian Forces and RCMP personnel. We are constantly looking to hire responsible team members who wish to contribute to the security and well-being of Canadians.

Commissionaires is currently providing outstanding security and security related services for federal and provincial facilities, utilities and commercial buildings primarily through patrolling, access control and security policy monitoring.

Note: Not all commissionaires are former Canadian Forces or RCMP personnel.


Commissionaires NL remembers and salutes veterans and those in active service.