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Security agent on a Port of Montreal terminal

Highly secure territory

Secure perimeter: 2.5-metre fence enclosing Port territory.

Controlled access to the Port: Everyone working at the Port must have an identity and access card issued by the Port Security Department. Access to terminals and buildings, including gates and turnstiles, is fully controlled by computerized systems.

24/7 Control Centre: Continuous surveillance by 650 video protection cameras strategically located throughout the site, ensuring full visual coverage, with every image recorded.

Integrated security systems: All security devices connected to the Control Centre, maximizing response efficiency.

Cutting edge mobile command post.

Full-time protection: Security guards and fire inspectors are on duty 24/7 to protect people and property.

Fighting vehicle theft

In cooperation with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and police forces, the MPA takes all possible measures to prevent vehicle theft and make it easier to respond to incidents. The assistance program for stolen vehicle tracking systems exemplifies this proactive approach.

Full access to Port territory

  • The MPA works closely with law enforcement agencies to stem the scourge of vehicle theft.
  • Police forces have 24/7 access to Port territory.
  • The MPA shares all the data it has to facilitate seizures and investigations.

Launch of an assistance program

The MPA runs an assistance program for private companies that provide a tracking system for motor vehicles on Canadian roads, and that wish to extend their coverage to Port territory. This program aims to support technological initiatives to combat the theft of vehicles that could be fraudulently transported abroad. Once assessed, these companies may be eligible to receive support from the Montreal Port Authority to: 

  • Evaluate available locations for optimal coverage
  • Install antennas to make it easier to use their technology independently
  • Access the territory for equipment maintenance

The program is offered free of charge to companies recognized by the Insurance Bureau of Canada. The Montreal Port Authority reserves the right to refuse any company.

For more information or to apply, please contact the Port of Montreal’s Director, Port Protection and Business Continuity at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Accreditations and partnerships

  • In 2004, first Canadian port to receive ISPS (International Ship and Port Security) accreditation 
  • First port in Canada to comply with Transport Canada’s Marine Transportation Security Clearance Program (MTSCP) 
  • Close cooperation with law enforcement agencies
  • Eight radiation detection portals, installed in terminals by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) 

FAQ: Your questions, our answers

Have any questions about recovering a stolen vehicle or how container scanners work? Our FAQ section is here to help.


Services and Contacts

Whether to request a security presence at an event or to obtain access accreditation, our teams are at your service 24/7. Find out how to contact us for every situation.




All Port users must be accredited to access Port of Montreal territory.

Do you need access to the Port? Click on the link below to find out how:

Access and clearance

To request the presence of a security guard for a special event or handling operation, please call the Control Centre at 514 283-7022.

See the applicable fees: Tariffs payable for various services rendered externally - 2024

Telephone: 514 283-6911

This number is exclusively reserved for reporting incidents, injuries and situations requiring an emergency response on Port territory.

To contact the Harbour Master’s Office, dial 514 283-7022 or write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..