Requisition Number:  9841
Position Type:  Term
Position Length:  12 months (extension/permanent possible)

Mississauga, ON, CA

Remote Work:  No, critical onsite role
Closing Date:  April 14, 2024 23:59 EST

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
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We invite you to join an organization where differences are seen as strengths and are recognized, valued and respected. We welcome all candidates to apply and strongly encourage candidates to self-identify if they identify with an Employment Equity designated group (Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Women or Racialized/Visible Minorities). 

Security Officer - TAOC

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The Bank of Canada has a vision to be a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada. No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in an organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in our environment. 

Building on the principles that have always guided us – excellence, integrity and respect – we strive to be forward-looking and innovative, to welcome people with diverse perspectives and talents, and to earn trust by living up to our commitments and by clearly explaining the intent of our policies and actions.  

With our defined-benefit pension plan, benefits, and high flexibility for work life balance - find out more about why we are annually ranked as one of Canada's top employers:  Working Here - Bank of Canada


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What you will do
Reporting to the Manager of Security Operations at our Toronto Agency Operations Centre (TAOC), you manage risks to the Bank of Canada's people, information and physical assets by countering threats with appropriate protective safeguards through your physical presence as an armed security officer.


You respond to emergencies (e.g., fire alarms, health and safety, intrusion alarms, access control violations) and assist colleagues as required to ensure that the security of Bank sites is maintained.


You operate state-of-the-art security equipment by conducting surveillance of vital areas of the Bank: monitoring alarms, detecting intrusion and directing response officers in an emergency.  


You escort visitors, tradespeople and Bank personnel carrying securities in high-security areas within the Bank to ensure the safety of personnel and property. You greet and assist employees and visitors at the main entry points to the building and maintain collaborative relationships with staff and visitors to support operational objectives. As required, you provide on-site security for special events. 


What you need to succeed
We are looking for an effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and tact in dealing with personnel at various levels within the Bank and with visitors. You must be capable of working independently and in a team environment where mutual support is essential. You must be able to operate effectively in stressful emergency situations and respect confidentiality of information. Finally, you must demonstrate self-motivation, initiative and flexibility and exercise sound judgment and escalate complex problems or situations to your supervisor when required.


As a Security Officer, you must possess a valid firearms Possession and Acquisition License (PAL), for restricted firearms, non-restricted firearms and must be available to work shifts (day, evening, midnight and weekends). 


You must have the following:

  • advanced knowledge of access-control, intrusion detection, and alarm monitoring systems, closed-circuit television (CCTV) and other related security systems 
  • advanced knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word
  • sound knowledge of the Criminal Code of Canada (sections pertaining to the use of force and the powers of arrest)



  • ability to communicate effectively in both official languages 
  • defensive tactics training
  • police or military experience
  • previous experience in an armed role


Your education and experience

  • post-secondary certificate or diploma in security management or police foundations
  • a minimum of three years of security experience in a highly secured environment


  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered



What you need to know

  • Language requirement: English essential, French considered as an asset
  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Be eligible to obtain Secret 
  • Relocation assistance may be provided, if required
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.


What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career. For more information on key benefits please visit A great deal to consider


  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $66,545 to $78,288 (job grade 13)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay. The first tier of performance pay is for successfully meeting expectation, at  3 to 5% of your base salary. The Bank offers performance pay for those who exceed expectations (7% of your base salary).. Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
  • Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health, dental disability and life and/or accident insurance coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Indexed, defined-benefit pension #LI-POST


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.