FAQ'S

current vacancies

  • Are there any vacancies at your head office?

    All vacancies are posted on our web site. Our head office includes departments such as Human Resources, Finance, Accounting, Operations, Sales & Marketing, IT, Call Centre and Customer Service.

  • What branches are currently hiring?

    All of our branches accept applications throughout the year. If you would like to find out about specific locations, please see link to Career Opportunities.

  • Can I apply to more than one branch?

    Yes. If you would like to apply to more than one branch, please provide a separate application for each.

  • What branches do you have across Canada?

    We have over 45 locations across Canada. Please see the Contact Us section.

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inquiry about submitted applications

  • I recently applied, what is the status of my application?

    Thank you for your application. If you do not receive a call from us within two weeks, please contact the Brink’s Canada branch closest to your residence. For a complete list of our locations, please see the section “Contact Us”.

  • Where your application states “do you have a permit to carry a weapon” do I check “yes”?

    An “Authorization to Carry” or “ATC” is provided upon completion of the in-house Brink’s Firearms Training. It is different than your PAL or FAC.

  • Do I require security training, private investigator or a security license to apply?

    No you do not. If hired, we provide internal world–class training.

  • Is there a certain age I need to be to apply?

    For all jobs, excluding Money Room Processors, a valid Firearms License for restricted and non-restrited is required. In order to obtain this, there may be certain federal age requirements. (For more information, please visit: http://www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca/info_for-renseignement/Licensing/default_e.asp)

  • What are the main duties for a guard position?

    A person assigned to a crew or the company premises for the specific purpose of protecting company personnel, shipments, and property for which the company is responsible. Duties are to remain alert and prepared at all times and in addition, to watch for accidental mishandling of packages that might result in a loss. Guard may also assist in carrying items to or from locations.

  • What does the background consist of?

    The hiring process requires a full background check. You will need to be bondable and have a clean background history and good standing credit rating.

  • I have a speeding ticket, will this disqualify me?

    We require a copy of your Driver’s Abstract due to driving being part of the hourly road jobs. You will be asked if you had any driving convictions in the last 5 years for which a pardon has not been granted.

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licenses and permits

  • What is a “PAL” and how do I obtain one?

    The acronym P.A.L. stands for Possession and Acquisition License. This term is used in place of Firearms Acquisition Certificates or F.A.C.

    Firearms Acquisition Certificates (FAC) issued under the former law are considered to be licenses. They need to be replaced with a PAL before they expire. The Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) is the only license currently available to new applicants. It is renewable every five years. As a general rule, applicants must have passed the Canadian Firearms Safety Course in order to obtain one. Both the restricted and non-restricted courses and license must be obtained in order to be employed for most jobs. (For more information, please visit : http://www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca/info_for-renseignement/Licensing/default_e.asp)

  • What is the “Canadian Firearms Safety Course”?

    The Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) was developed in partnership with the provinces and territories, national organizations with an ongoing interest in firearms safety, and many firearms and hunter education course instructors from across Canada. This course was developed to meet the mandatory requirements set out in subparagraph 106(2)(c)(i) of the Criminal Code of Canada and came into effect January 1, 1994. (For more information, please visit : http://www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca/safety-surete/safety_course_e.asp)

  • What is the “Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course”?

    In accordance with the Firearms Act, a new firearms safety course focusing on restricted firearms (primarily handguns) was developed and implemented on February 1, 1999. The legislation stipulates that individuals wishing to acquire restricted and/or prohibited firearms must take the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) and pass the tests OR challenge and pass the CFSC and the CRFSC tests without taking either course. (web site: http://www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca/safety-surete/safety_restricted_e.asp)

  • Where can I take the CFSC or the CRFSC?

    The responsibility for course delivery rests with each province and territory. To obtain contact information for your province or territory please visit: http://www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca/safety-surete/contacts_e.asp. You can also phone 1-800-731-4000 for a list of local Instructors.

  • Can I apply to Brink’s Canada while my PAL is in process?

    You are able to apply while it is in process. However, those who possess the PAL will be given preference.

  • What is the cost of my PAL?

    The cost is approximately $130-180, depending on the province, for both the non-restricted and restricted safety course, plus $80-90 for the application fee for your actual license.

  • Do I need a special License to drive your Vehicles? What if I do not want to be a Driver?

    You require a regular “G” license in Ontario, a “Class 3” for Quebec and a “Full Class 5” for all other Provinces. Employees will be trained in many job functions including Guard, Driver, Messenger and ATM Technicians.

  • How do I get my Driver’s Abstract?

    You can go to the nearest Driver’s Licensing Office or Kiosk to obtain one. It must not be older than three months when hired.

  • What does a “Clean Driver’s Abstract” mean?

    No convictions of serious traffic violations. Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis. You may be required to provide proof or clarity.

  • What are the requirements to work for Brink’s Canada on the road?

    A clean driver’s abstract, physically fit to lift various weight of cash & coin, a clean background check, the willingness to wear a uniform and your credit history must be in good standing.

  • What is the difference between FAC and PAL?

    PAL has replaced the terminology of FAC.

  • What is the difference between “restricted” & “non-restricted PAL”?

    In accordance with the Firearms Act, a new firearms safety course focusing on restricted firearms (primarily handguns) was developed and implemented on February 1, 1999. The legislation stipulates that individuals wishing to acquire restricted and/or prohibited firearms must take the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) and pass the tests.

  • My credit is not so good, will this disqualify me?

    Each application is reviewed on an individual basis.

  • I claimed bankruptcy last year, can I still apply?

    You can still apply. However, as a general rule, you will be required to provide proof of the details and status of your credit standing at the present time.

  • Do I need my High School Diploma to be hired by Brink’s Canada?

    High School graduation is not mandatory, but it is recommended to have it or obtain your High School Equivalency.

  • I have an Army background; will this give me a better chance for employment?

    Having this background can assist you in your role. However, Brink’s Canada has specific internal training.

  • Do I need to pass a medical exam before I get hired?

    Following a conditional offer of employment, all candidates are required to attend a pre-placement medical examination.

  • What jobs require PAL and which do not?

    PAL is required for all our Drivers, Guards, Messengers, ATM Technicians and Turret Guards. Jobs such as Money Room Processors and Branch Administrators may not require it.

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about the job

  • What are the hours of work?

    Each branch has specific needs depending on their business routine. To find out more details of work hours for your schedule, please contact the branch in which you will apply and inquire at that time.

  • What are the physical requirements?

    The hourly road jobs involve being on your feet for extended periods of time, heavy lifting and/or sitting for long periods of time if driving, driving an 11 tonne truck, entering and exiting the truck 20 to 100 times daily, frequently lifting and carrying loads from 5 lbs to 50 lbs, pushing/pulling loads from 50 lbs to 300lbs, bending/crouching/stooping/stair climbing and reaching at and above shoulder level. Restrictions which may prevent you from performing the job safely and dependably with or without accommodation will be examined.

  • What are the mental requirements?

    The jobs require you to carry a firearm, drive an armoured truck in all weather related conditions, cope with an emergency should an attempted robbery occur and use good judgment when determining how to respond in an emergency. You must be able to make sudden decisions, and respond quickly in specific situations. Cognitive/psychological restrictions which may prevent you from performing the job safely and dependably with or without accommodation will be examined.

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training opportunities

  • What kind of training do you provide?

    Brink’s Canada provides exceptional in-house training specific to job roles.

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compensation and benefits

  • What is the rate of pay?

    Road employees are in a unionized environment and have various pay levels. Please contact the branch you wish to apply at. They will discuss rate of pay in further detail.

  • What are the benefits?

    We provide medical, dental and vision benefits to our full-time employees. Pension benefits and Felonious Insurance is for all of our employees but may require a certain amount of service to qualify. We also have an Education Tuition program, an Employee Referral Program and numerous internal opportunities. Details will be discussed after you are hired.

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