Job prospects Armed Security Guard in Ontario

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Job opportunities in Ontario

Prospects over the next 3 years

Moderate

The employment outlook will be moderate for Security guards and related security service occupations (NOC 64410) in Ontario for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Security guards and related security service occupations in Ontario:

  • Approximately 40,300 people work in this occupation.
  • Security guards and related security service occupations mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 66%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 77% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 23% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 59% of security guards and related security service occupations work all year, while 41% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 41 weeks compared to 43 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of security guards and related security service occupations are self-employed compared to an average of 15% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 75% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 25% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 6% compared to 9% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 31% compared to 25% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 7% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 31% compared to 22% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 18% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 7% compared to 13% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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