It began in England in 1859 when a retired officer of the Crimean War wanted to help military veterans transition back to civilian life by finding them meaningful employment. These veterans had exemplary discipline, loyalty, and service skills that made them respected and effective in securing communities and businesses.
The idea caught on, and in 1937 the Commissionaires Victoria, the Islands and the Yukon began connecting veterans with local businesses to provide best-in-class private security. Over 80 years later, the Commissionaires have expanded their services and hiring to include dedicated employees from all walks of life — not just veterans. Yet, the quality and integrity of this not-for-profit organization remain, fuelled by a commitment to protect their community.
Time tested experience, modern technology
Eighty years of experience serving Vancouver Island and the Yukon has made the Commissionaires industry-leading experts and one of Canada’s oldest security providers. They have continued to adapt with changing times, training in new technology to offer an increasing range of integrated security services:
- Mobile & Static Guarding
- Fingerprinting and ID Services
- Live Video Monitoring
- Process Serving
- Investigative Services
- Elevator Monitoring
- Record Checks
- Security Audits, and more!
Not-for-profit, community focused
The Commissionaires VIY are a locally owned and operated, not-for-profit business that works closely with both government and charity organizations. That means over 90 per cent of revenues go back to employees, supporting our local economies.
Doing good business is a driving force for the Commissionaires who have committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for a better future for all, focusing on sustainable and ethical business practices protecting the environment and improving quality of life.
From keeping critical infrastructures like airports and military bases safe, watching over local hospitals and Service Canada Centres, completing background checks and fingerprinting processes, to offering excellent customer service while safeguarding people and property, the Commissionaires are a security provider you can count on.
A true staple in Vancouver Island’s communities, you have probably worked closely with Commissionaires without even realizing it.
Contact Commissionaires at 250-871-1516 or www.cviy.ca to learn more about security and identification services across Vancouver Island. Already servicing Comox Valley and surrounding areas, Commissionaires are excited to announce a new Comox office location coming this winter.
Community focused, working with local charities