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Protection, Security and Investigation

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Program Code: 24201
Credential: Diploma
Start Dates: January, September
Program Length: 4 semesters
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Humber is proud to have the highest graduate employment and employer satisfaction rate of the GTA colleges based on Colleges Ontario’s key performance indicators for college graduates in 2022-2023.

Program Overview

Humber’s Protection, Security and Investigation diploma program gives you the skills needed to attract employers’ attention in the growing private/corporate security and public safety fields. 

You will learn from industry experts using the latest technology-based methods in investigations, surveillance, crime and intelligence analysis, cyber systems, security systems, and conflict resolution. 

Small classes enhance courses designed to meet current needs and integrate theory with practical learning experiences. You will learn how to use protection, security and investigation techniques and technologies to accurately monitor, assess and document behaviours, situations and events; and to collect, preserve and present admissible evidence. You will also learn public relations skills, how to resolve conflicts and how to act justly when working with diverse populations. 

This program is designed to meet both private and public sector demand for graduates who have expertise in protection, security and investigation, as well as a strong knowledge of the criminal and civil justice systems in Canada. 

In Semester 4, students have the option to apply to participate in the Career Mentorship Program. Selected students will be matched to an expert working in the field of private/corporate security or public law enforcement. Upon successful completion of the Career Mentorship Program, students will be awarded recognition on their co-curricular record. This is an optional component of the program.

Note: Optional information sessions may be held throughout the year for applicants who wish to learn more about this program. 


Course Highlights


Recorded Information Sessions

Watch our recorded information sessions to learn more about the program and how it can boost your career.

Who is the program for?

Who is the Program for?

Learn more about the Protection, Security and Investigation program and if it's right for you.

Work-integrated learning

Work-Integrated Learning

Experiential learning opportunities are a great way for students to practice their skills hands-on in the field.

Program pathways

Program Pathways

There are multiple careers and pathways available upon graduation.


Alumni Testimonials

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Aaron Ramhit

Aaron met his first post-graduate employer at an event arranged by Humber and has since led an exciting career and built industry connections. Read More
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Vithusayni Paramanthan

Vithusayni now works at a major Canadian bank on the Physical Security Systems and Technologies team, thanks to a co-op she found while attending Humber. Read More
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Viktoria Varga

Viktoria has stepped into a variety of challenging roles after her graduation from Humber, and now works as a Data Analyst with Ontario's Ministry of the Solicitor General. Read More
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Adam Caprarella

Adam currently works in the Financial Crimes Unit at BMO and enjoys making a difference in his career. Read More
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Boris Petkov

Humber helped Boris achieve his ultimate dream of becoming a Recruit Constable with Peel Regional Police. Read More
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Ceyda Nur Yurt

Ceyda currently works with York University Security and is applying for policing to help her community even more. Read More
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Christine Almaden

Christine pursued a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice studies after graduating from the PSI program, and now serves as a Pre-board Officer at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Read More
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Lakhwinder Singh

Lakhwinder transitioned easily into the Criminal Justice program after graduating from PSI, and works part-time security at the Royal Ontario Museum. Read More
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Marco Carlotti

Marco made a successful career change and became a police officer with the Toronto Police, all thanks to his experience at Humber. Read More
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Rochelle Findley-Wynter

Rochelle graduated from Humber with Honours and now serves as a Transit Special Constable at the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). Read More
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Anna Kazimierczak

Anna now leads a satisfying career working at the Canadian Border Services Agency thanks to her experience at Humber. Read More
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Cody LaFortune

Cody has worked a variety of positions since graduating from Humber and credits his wonderful professors for going above and beyond in their roles. Read More
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Garrett Spiteri

After graduating from Humber, Garrett worked in various security positions before returning to school to advance his career in Intelligence. Read More
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Ronny Chattiyerkama

Ronny learned how to take on new challenges at Humber and now enjoys a successful and rewarding career. Read More
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Ayelet Segal

Ayelet landed a role as a private investigator after graduation and quickly moved into a supervisor position in the security and investigation industry. Read More
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Colin McKenna

Colin worked in various part time roles during his time in the program, and gained rewarding experience that led to him being hired by Pinkerton agency. Read More
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Horace Nile Lederman IV

Horace now works as a loss prevention agent and credits the PSI faculty with opening the door to the rewarding opportunity. Read More
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Reilly Condie

After graduating from the PSI program, Reilly completed Humber's Criminal Justice degree and now works as a Regional Crime Analyst for the Government of Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety. Read More
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Renata de Oliveira Lobao

Renata began working in loss prevention after graduating from Humber and now works as a researcher conducting online investigations. Read More
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Vlad Neata

After graduating, Vlad has found success exploring multiple roles in the private security industry. Read More

Your Career

Secure your place in the fields of private/corporate security and public safety with this program designed to produce graduates with expertise in protection, security and investigation, as well as knowledge of the criminal and civil justice systems in Canada. Upon graduation, you will be ready to pursue a variety of careers in private sectors such as retail, banking, insurance, health, transportation and hospitality. You will also be prepared to explore careers in public sectors such as border security; police; intelligence agencies; correctional services; municipal, provincial and federal government enforcement agencies; and national security. Specific private/corporate sector and public safety career opportunities include:

  • border services officer
  • bylaw officer
  • corporate security investigator
  • corrections officer
  • crime analyst
  • cybersecurity specialist
  • fraud investigator
  • intelligence analyst
  • loss prevention specialist
  • police officer
  • private investigator 
  • risk analyst
  • surveillance officer  
  • security manager  
  • special constable   

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Ministry Exams

The program helps to prepare students to write the Ministerial Private Investigator Licensing and Ministerial Security Guard Licensing exams.

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
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Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
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Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students in Canada who apply for September 2024 start could be eligible for an automatic scholarship*. Apply now

Please note the new International Admissions Process and Provincial Attestation Letters. Read the update

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
START DELIVERY LOCATION STATUS
Sep 2024 Course-Based Lakeshore Open
Jan 2025 Course-Based Lakeshore Open

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students Out of Canada can Apply through Humber International

Please note the new International Admissions Process and Provincial Attestation Letters. Read the update

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News Feed

Conference: Challenges of Introducing Science- Based Interviewing Methods into Police Practice

Conference: Challenges of Introducing Science- Based Interviewing Methods into Police Practice

Program Highlights

Protection, Security & Investigation (PSI) faculty Kerry Watkins, was a panelist at the Challenges of Introducing Science-Based Interviewing Methods into Police Practice event.

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Global Speaker Webinar - Community Safety

Global Speaker Webinar - Community Safety

Global Learning & International Initiatives

An exciting three-part Global Speaker Webinar was held for students in justice programs at the FSCS.

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Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

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Apply On Us This September!

Apply through OCAS between June 14 - July 19, 2024 and be registered full-time on Tuesday, September 17, 2024 and receive a $125 credit equal to the domestic application fee.

To qualify, get started by filling out the APPLY ON US form.

*This promotion is open to domestic applications for the September 2024 program intakes only. Offer not valid for existing applicants or applications.

International Students with a valid Study Permit or Letter of Introduction (LOI)* can receive a Waiver Code to cover the $100 September 2024 application fee.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by July 15, 2024 to receive your Application Fee Credit. Applications for September will remain open as long as the program availability status shows Open.

To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Daniel Schwartz, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3760
daniel.schwartz@humber.ca

Campus Information

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How To Become An Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

View Instructions 

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

Visit OYAP 

How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program.

To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Need Advice?

Program Advising Appointments

Get help narrowing down your program options or book a one-on-one pre-enrolment advising appointment with one of our Recruitment Officers.

Transfer & Pathway Advising

Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

Admission Requirements

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Admission selection is based on the following three requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a credential evaluation. Note, for international High school education course by course evaluations, ICAS must be used. For international post-secondary education, a WES evaluation must be provided. In situations where you expect to apply for transfer credit, it is recommended that a course by course WES evaluation is completed.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Employment Requirements

The following may be required when applying to prospective employers in fields related to security and law enforcement:

  • Standards for minimum hearing and vision
  • Standards for mental and physical health, as well as good moral character and habits
  • Security screening, including but not limited to police checks and vulnerable sector screening checks
  • Emergency standards, such as Standard First Aid with CPR-C and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

It is important for potential students to understand that certain requirements are beyond the control of Humber and may prevent students from obtaining employment in fields related to security and law enforcement. Applicants are advised to check the requirements for specific positions in which they are interested before enrolling in this program.

Equipment & Device Requirements

Fees & Financial Aid

The 2024/2025 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,985.24
  • international: $17,589.38

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Approximately $300 – $500 - textbooks and supplies (for one semester).

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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