No. Security guards and private investigators are responsible for getting their own licences and for renewing them before they expire.
Employers are, however, responsible for ensuring that their employees maintain a valid licence. If an employee is charged for working without a valid licence, his or her employer may also face charges.
The Use of Animals regulation permits the use of dogs for patrolling purposes but only under certain conditions. Dogs can also be used for tracking (e.g. missing persons) and detection purposes (e.g. drugs, explosives).
Dog handlers must keep their dog on a lead at all times.
Security guards cannot use dogs for crowd control.
If you register as an employer online through ServiceOntario, you will be able to access a printable digital registration certificate through your online account as soon as your application is approved.
The digital registration certificate includes a QR code which can be used to verify the information printed on the licence. You must replace the printed digital registration certificate with your paper certificate once it arrives by mail.