Security Isn’t Just Big Angry Dudes … Anymore

We Think. We Plan. We Smile. We Give High Fives.

We’re not just guards. We don’t even let our staff cross their arms.

That’s actually one of our policies!

Smiley Security

We are known by the public as the “Super Friendly Security” because we know the psychological impact that makes on crowds.

In a study conducted by Strack, et al they determine that when you smile at someone else and they smile a real smile in return – you are helping to create physiological changes in their bodies that may benefit them.

These are the principles we implement and teach based on years of experience anticipating scenarios and preemptively diffusing situations before they even become situations.

Our security personnel are made up of someone just like you, and just like your guests. That’s one of our little secrets in creating and maintaining safe work practices and managing risk.

Staffing that Impacts Brand Identity

Do you realize that your security are the first and last people your visitors and guests see?

We've been doing this long enough that we get it. We get that we’re an extension of your brand: we get that when we're out at an event or at your front door, we are your brand ambassadors.

That’s why we’ve developed a unique hiring and training process to provide you with smart personnel who preemptively make good decisions.

Mobile Security


Anyone can license a security guard. We actually train our staff.

We have a current roster of over 700 licensed and trained security guards in Alberta, and are constantly searching for the right people to join our team.

Even though EVERY MEMBER of the XA Staffing security team completes the basic training and licensing requirements, we go above and beyond with The 4 Corner Security Methodology.

This isn’t just marketing. It’s the right thing to do.

The 4 Corner Security Methodology

At XA Staffing we recognize the quality that comes from enhanced education. That’s why we encourage our security personnel to participate in our 4 Corner Security Methodology educational programs through various beneficial incentives.

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4 Corner Security Methodology Educational Programs

Some examples include:

  • De-escalation Foundation Course
  • Customer Service Foundation Course
  • Pro Serve certification from Alberta Gaming, Liquor, and Cannabis
  • Pro Tect certification from Alberta Gaming, Liquor, and Cannabis
  • The Guest Experience (Customer Service)
  • Effective Communication Strategies
  • Note Taking & Report Writing
  • Introduction to Occupational Health & Safety
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS 2015)
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • Working in Extreme Temperatures
  • Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR-C with AED
  • Event Security Logistics
  • Respect & Wellness in the Workplace
  • Conflict Management
  • Building a Culture of Early Reporting
  • Fatigue Awareness & Risk Management
  • Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Cannabis in the Workplace
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

Basic Training Requirements

  • Security Service Worker License, in accordance with the mandate of the Alberta Solicitor General (includes the Alberta Basic Security Training requirement)

Mobile Security


In addition to training our own staff, XA Staffing is an accredited training provider for the following certifications:

  • Alberta Basic Security Training (ABST), through the Alberta Solicitor General
  • Red Cross First Aid & CPR-C with AED courses
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, through the Crisis Prevention Institute

We offer on-premise training for venues and their in-house teams, tailored to their specific needs and environments.


With our head office located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, we maintain a 24-hour dispatch, with text/phone/email capabilities.

This dispatch is operated by a member of the XA Staffing leadership team. Employees are required to contact dispatch with any concerns or issues that may occur.

This dispatch also serves as our 24-hour emergency line.

Through the dispatch system, we are able to manage last-minute changes from our clients.

Experiential Security

Events & Festivals

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