Commissionaires Nova Scotia win Halifax Port Authority contract

Halifax Port Authority has selected Commissionaires Nova Scotia to provide security-related services.

Commissionaires Nova Scotia has been selected by the Halifax Port Authority to provide security-related services, including surveillance monitoring, patrolling, and cruise ship access control at the Port of Halifax.

The Commissionaires had been Halifax Port Authority’s security service for 16 years, and after a competitive hiring process, have been awarded a new one-year contract effective Jan 1, with an option to renew for two additional years.

The contract means that about 30 full-time staff will be employed by the Commissionaires to fulfill the port authority contract and an additional 50 seasonal staff will be hired during six month cruise ship season.

More than half of the positions will be staffed by veterans. Commissionaires is Canada’s largest employer of veterans and the only national not-for-profit security provider.