Learn what it takes to secure the Games
TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Contemporary Security Canada (CSC) opened the doors to its Recruitment and Training Centre to demonstrate what it takes to be a part of the security team that will secure the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. In close partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Integrated Security Unit (ISU), Contemporary Security Canada is recruiting and actively training an estimated 5,000 security screening staff over the next 7 months to secure the Games.
"CSC is proud to be securing the largest multi-sport event in Canada's history in partnership with the OPP and ISU," said Stephen Mirabile, President and CEO of Contemporary Security Canada. "We are thrilled to see such enthusiasm from applicants across Ontario and are excited to offer this once in a lifetime opportunity. Successful applicants will come away with marketable skills and valuable work experience that will be an important part of the Games legacy in Ontario."
CSC was awarded the contract to provide private security at the Games in a competitive process. The recruitment campaign is seeking more than 5,000 qualified applicants to fill various roles at different Games locations from June until next August.
"Working at the 2015 Games will be a valuable opportunity for Ontarians exploring a career in justice studies or seeking experience in the security industry," said Project Director, Derek Gagné. "Helping to secure the Games is a major responsibility and we look forward to welcoming athletes and spectators from across the Americas."
To help secure the Games, Contemporary Security Canada is seeking team players with tenacity, proven adaptability and a strong work ethic. The interview process involves six stages that the candidate completes at the CSC Recruitment Centre which includes a briefing on the role, an interview and role onboarding. Following acceptance of their conditional job offer, successful candidates follow a 3-step training process which includes obtaining an Ontario Security Guard Licence and successfully completing both job-specific and venue-specific training.
Candidates for guard positions can apply online at www.securethegames.ca. Individuals will be asked to fill out an online employment questionnaire and then be invited to an in-person interview. The CSC Recruitment and Training Centre is open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is located at 177 Lake Shore Drive, Toronto, Ont.
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About Contemporary Security Canada
Contemporary Security Canada is part of a group of companies that have built a business focusing on service excellence for clients in hundreds of cities around the world. Through this global network, CSC are able to access personnel, knowledge, and best practices delivered in a variety of major events, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, 2010 G8/G20 Summits in Ontario, and 8 other Olympic and Paralympic Games, to name a few. CSC's Canadian Leadership Team has a wealth of experience from International projects such as these.
CSC was awarded the contract for the provision of security screening services to the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games in March 2014 by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). Supervised by the OPP and Integrated Security Unit (ISU), CSC is responsible for providing security services at the Games venues. CSC will recruit, hire, train and deploy an estimated 5,000 security staff for the Games.
Image with caption: "Included in photo (left to right): Rick LePage Staff Sergeant OPP, Trevor Walsh Vice-President Contemporary Security Canada, Derek Gagné Project Director Contemporary Security Canada, Stephen Mirabile President and CEO Contemporary Security Canada, Richard Cadilha Constable OPP (CNW Group/Contemporary Security Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141106_C7037_PHOTO_EN_7655.jpg
SOURCE: Contemporary Security Canada
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