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Commissionaires Victoria, the Islands and Yukon (CVIY), is part of a national federation known as the  Canadian Corps of Commissionaires established in 1937. CVIY has been providing peace of mind to Vancouver Island communities since 1967. Originally called Commissionaires Victoria, with the addition of our Whitehorse detachment in 1999, our name was changed to Commissionaires Victoria, the Islands and Yukon to better represent our geographic boundaries.

Most of our core business functions are administered through our Victoria office, we have a number of regional offices, with managers responsible for security operations in specific geographical areas to better connect with our clients.


With  approximately 1000 employees, CVIY is the largest security company on the Island, serving the Gulf Islands and Yukon region since 1937.  We are a local company with national reach, CVIY provides a complete range of security services tailored to meet your specific needs.  Our strength  is the discipline, experience, integrity and initiative of our people – reliability derived from a culture of service. We are a not-for-profit company with a social mandate to create employment for veterans and former police officers.



The Canadian Corps of Commissionaires was founded for humanitarian reasons – to find meaningful employment for  veterans. This benevolent purpose has remained intact and has provided a foundation for national and regional  activities for  decades.

Over the years, eligibility has been expanded to include former members of the RCMP and ex-service personnel from allied countries. A number of emergency services personnel such as former regional or municipal police, fire, paramedic and other persons of good character have been included in our social mandate.

Customer Value Proposition

Our clients’ assets including personnel, property, information, goodwill and brand are better protected from natural events, accidents and liability and intentional acts to cause harm.  This means savings to our clients in administration, time and costs.

Our clients’ image and goodwill are also represented and portrayed to the public in a highly professional manner by Commissionaires.  We maintain and strengthen our clients’ brands in the community.

Our Quality Policy

Service of a rare high quality is the key to delighting our clients. It is, therefore, our policy to:
  • Assign security professionals who are matched to each client’s needs
  • Continuously work to improve through systematic, division-wide employee and client feedback
  • Maintain our certification to ISO 9001:2008 standards

Our Mission Values:

Our values maintain our culture, foster our professionalism and guide us in fulfilling our mission and pursuing our future:

We value our military and police culture, therefore we:
Maintain a strong sense of duty and a high standard of appearance, bearing and discipline.

We value professionalism, therefore we:
Guard against complacency and never take short cuts.

We value trust, therefore we are:
Up front and honest with each other and our customers.

We value integrity, therefore we:
Are deaf to expediency where principal is concerned.

We value diversity, therefore we:
Do not fear speaking up in honest discussion and debate.

We value each other and a caring organization, therefore we:
Treat others as we would expect to be treated.

We value frugality, therefore we:
Are prudent with expenditures and respect the resources the Corps provides in our support.

We value our history and our future, therefore we:
Respect those who went before us and maintain the Division as a viable organization for future generations.