ARCHIVED – Industrial Security Manual

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This information has been archived and replaced by the Contract Security Manual.

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived.


For contracts dated before August 12, 2020. This superseded manual may still apply.

The Industrial Security Manual is a guide for private sector organizations bidding and working on sensitive Government of Canada contracts. Organizations registered with the Contract Security Program must be compliant with the security requirements set out in this manual.

This manual is issued under the authority of, and pursuant to, the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act and the Treasury Board Policy on Government Security. It is designed to address all aspects of the requirements of Public Services and Procurement Canada's Contract Security Program. The program is mandated to ensure that security practices are established and maintained by private sector organizations with access to classified and protected government information and assets when under contract to the Government of Canada.

Every organization and individual provided with a security clearance under the Contract Security Program must be familiar with the contents of the Security of Information Act. This act identifies the penalties for mishandling classified information or communicating classified information to an unauthorized person.

In addition, when implementing the requirements of the program, consideration must always be given to the privacy of individuals as defined in the Privacy Act, and access to information in records as defined in the Access to Information Act.

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