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Who We Are

The Smith Investigation Agency is a National Private Investigative Firm who offers Award-Winning Private Investigator Training Courses and Security Guard Training in Ontario. We are the largest training provider in Ontario and have a 99% success rate with our Private Investigator School and 100% success rate with our Online Security Guard Training Course. Our courses have been around the longest which guarantees your success on the Ministry exam. Train with the professionals in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Scarborough, Oshawa, North York, Richmond Hill, Ottawa, Kingston, Barrie, Sudbury, North Bay, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Windsor and throughout Ontario.

Our security guard training and investigator courses are available online or in class and available online 24/7 and can be completed at your own pace. We are a certified trainer with the Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services and have the only Award-Winning course and 5-star guard course rating. We have built our security training and investigative courses to prepare students for success in passing the qualifying exam and earning a private investigator or security guard license through MCSCS.

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Our Training Philosophy

Continue to provide the Best Security and PI training courses in Ontario!


Detail-Oriented Instruction

During your online training, you will be provided with comprehensive insight on the most integral tools, skills, and methodology that a private investigator or security guard needs to successfully protect the public, solve cases with accuracy, and verify evidence. With our help, you can be assured that no detail is overlooked, resulting in students undergoing training completing their programs with more experience and better preparedness for real-world applications of their abilities.


Proactive Education in Best Practices

Future-facing education and guidance is our focus when it comes to private investigator and security guard training curriculum. We approach the training process with an accuracy-focused principle that ensures you have the knowledge necessary to apply best practices out in the field. This benefits cases, client satisfaction, discretion, and proactivity in paid positions as a security guard or private investigator.



We are an accredited training facility and fully compliant with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS), the Ontario ministry responsible for licensing and regulating private investigators and security guards in the province. When taking investigator or security training in Ontario to ensure the course, you are looking into has timed modules. If they do not, they are not correctly offering training, and you may have to retake your class if they are audited with the Ministry.

Why Complete Your Training With Us?

We are the Best! When we first started our course, it was to have the investigators that could eventually work with us. Then we realized there was a shortage of quality training providers in Ontario and we assembled a team to design the best training course for Investigators and Security Professionals. We continually spend time growing and increasing the content in our classes. They are fun, user-friendly and filled with the necessary knowledge you need to pass the Ministry exam.

We are an award-winning facility that holds the Consumers Choice Award, as well as several other awards to varying members of our team. We are rated #1 in Ontario as a training provider and continue to offer the best training in Ontario for Investigators and Security Guards. We maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, have dozens of positive reviews regarding our training and as a thank you to our wonderful students we give 25 AIR MILES® Reward Miles for completing your Security Guard Training and PI Training with us and were featured on the official list of Private Security and Investigative Services training providers.

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Training Syllabus

Private Investigator Training

Introduction to the Private Investigation Industry
The Private Security and Investigative Services Act
Provincial and Federal Statutes
Criminal and Civil Law
Investigative Techniques
Principles of Ethical Reasoning/Decision-making
Key Principles of Communication and Interaction
Self-Management Skills

Private Investigator Training

Starting at: $199.99

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Online Security Guard Training

Basic Security Procedures
Report Writing and Communication
Health and Safety
Emergency Response Preparation
Canadian Legal System
Legal Authorities
Sensitivity Training
Emergency Level First Aid Certification

Security Guard Training Training

Starting at: $99.99

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Our Service Areas

No matter the location throughout Canada The Smith Investigation Agency is the pragmatic choice when searching for the best private investigative firm.









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Nova Scotia