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Old Feb 13th 2012, 9:31 am
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Hi, I am hoping some one can advice me if a career as a Security officer is accepted as a trade for emigrating to Canada, has any one done this or know of any one who has.
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Old Feb 13th 2012, 1:25 pm
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Hey, I looked into this. It is on the noc list but you will find it really hard getting a labour market opinion as there are a lot of Canadian employees in this field.
Also you can't use the title 'officer' this is a protected title for Police etc. You can use guard though.
Each province regulates security training differently aswell, BC for example expects you to do an SIA type of week long course and have a first aid course. Pay is around $10-14 an hour. Shifts are broken down into 3 a day. 7am-3pm 3pm-11pm and 11-7am.
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Hi, I am hoping some one can advice me if a career as a Security officer is accepted as a trade for emigrating to Canada, has any one done this or know of any one who has.
Next to no chance. Pretty much every job has an NOC, however only the 29 demand occupations are accepted for PR without a job offer.

There are lots of people doing security here and doubt there would be a shortage or firm needing to go though hiring foreign workers. If you had management experience in the field that may help a bit with an employer, but at $10.25 an hour this is considered a low skilled job.

If you are going to train for something, look at getting a trade.
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Thanks for the advice all, I should of stuck to truck driving
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Thanks for the advice all, I should of stuck to truck driving
Have you done truck driving in the last 5 years and if so which class?
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Thanks for the advice all, I should of stuck to truck driving
There is a chance of getitng truck driving jobs if you are still current and hold a class 1 license with air brake endorsement.
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Old Feb 14th 2012, 3:42 pm
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There is a chance of getitng truck driving jobs if you are still current and hold a class 1 license with air brake endorsement.
There is a 2 month waiting list from Victoria (ICBC) to actually be allowed to go for for the class 1 theory test at the moment. Make sure you get your driving history from DVLA aswell as they want to see this over here when applying for your class 1 licence.
You pass a theory test, then get giving learners licence, you can then take practice lessons if you wish before going for the practical.

There is a book you have to study which is pretty straight forward if you've done HGV before. Find it here: http://www.icbc.com/driver-licensing...ing-commercial

Wages are around $22-25 an hour aswell which is good. plenty of jobs at the moment.
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There is a 2 month waiting list from Victoria (ICBC) to actually be allowed to go for for the class 1 theory test at the moment.
So don't go to Victoria, go to another test centre

http://www.icbc.com/driver-licensing...ep-commlicence
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So don't go to Victoria, go to another test centre

http://www.icbc.com/driver-licensing...ep-commlicence
I'm doing my licence now and Victoria is where they process all of of the lower mainland commercial driving licence applications- it doesn't matter where you 'go' unless your processing from northern BC or the Yukon.
The test centre is is where you take 'the test' but to apply its as I've said above.
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