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Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005



Historical version for the period August 23, 2008 to September 1, 2011.

Last amendment: O. Reg. 435/07.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.


1. In this Regulation,

“old Act” means the Private Investigators and Security Guards Act; (“ancienne loi”)

“the Act” means the Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005. (“la Loi”) O. Reg. 435/07, s. 1.

Individual authorized by another Act

2. An individual who is authorized by another Act of Ontario or of Canada to perform work, for remuneration, that consists primarily of conducting investigations in order to provide information is exempt, with respect to the performance of that work, from the requirement in section 6 of the Act to be licensed as a private investigator. O. Reg. 435/07, s. 2.

3. Revoked: O. Reg. 435/07, s. 5.

Requirements for security guard to identify self and produce licence

4. (1) A security guard described in clause 35 (3) (a) or (b) of the Act is exempt from the requirements of clauses 35 (1) (b) and (c) of the Act except when the security guard is, in the course of his or her duties, informing a person that he or she suspects that the person has committed an offence. O. Reg. 435/07, s. 4 (1).

(2) For the purpose of clause 35 (3) (b) of the Act,

“a person performing services to prevent the loss of property through theft or sabotage in an industrial, commercial, residential or retail environment” means a security guard who conceals his or her identity as a security guard in order to carry out his or her duties. O. Reg. 435/07, s. 4 (2).

5. Omitted (provides for amendments to this Regulation). O. Reg. 435/07, s. 5.

6. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation). O. Reg. 435/07, s. 6.