One of Canada’s largest private sector employer of CAF veterans makes top spot on Forbes Canada 2017 Best Employers list

Canada’s largest private sector employer of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) veterans, Commissionaires, has been granted a top spot in the Forbes’ list of Canada’s Best Employers of 2017.

A company dedicated to providing a wide range of security services, Commissionaires ranked second in the industry sector and ranked in the top half of the 300 employers, coming in at number 114. Commissionaires outranks other Canadian security services providers.

“We work very hard to provide a great working environment and stable employment across Canada,” said Bruce Belliveau, Chair of the National Business Management Committee, Commissionaires, and CEO of Commissionaires Nova Scotia. “Commissionaires is honoured to, once again, be recognized as one of Canada’s top employers and the highest ranked security company.”

Forbes’ list is compiled by surveying more than 8,000 Canadian employees, who were surveyed anonymously online, and in partnership with Statista, an online statistics provider.

Founded after the First World War to provide jobs to returning war veterans, Commissionaires’ mandate is to create meaningful employment for former members of the CAF and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and roots itself in military principles like dedication, responsibility, and sense of mission.

Currently, more than 20,000 Canadians are employed by Commissionaires across the country. The company offers services such as professional guarding, monitoring and surveillance, threat risk assessment, non-core policing, by-law enforcement, digital fingerprinting, criminal and employee background screening, investigations, and security training.

Categorized as a self-funding, not-for-profit organization, Commissionaires generates more than $500m in annual revenue, 95 per cent of which is returned to employees.

Check out the entire Forbes’ list of Canada’s Best Employers of 2017 here and to learn more about Commissionaires visit their website.



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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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