Canada’s largest privately owned full-service security company, Paladin Security, recently promoted island-born Parker Gallant as Contract Manager for its P.E.I. region.
Parker, who has worked with Paladin for five years, originally left P.E.I. to pursue academic goals and widen his opportunity for a thriving career. In joining Paladin, his dedication and passion for growth resulted in being selected to participate in the company’s Junior Management Training Program, completing the program last summer at Paladin’s head office in Vancouver. Along with being one of Paladin’s Managers, Parker has been one of the company’s Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Instructors for almost three years, playing a key role in mentoring and training new hires within the healthcare sector.
In announcing Parker’s advancement, Paladin’s HR Coordinator, Alicia Butler shared;
We have great confidence Parker will continue his commitment and loyalty to the Paladin family in P.E.I. He has been an asset to our Halifax office, but we look forward to seeing him flourish in his new role.
Unemployment has been a problem for P.E.I. for generations. According to P.E.I’s 2015 Statistical Review, a total of 3,445 Prince Edward Islanders left P.E.I. for other provinces. Enticing young Islanders and families home to P.E.I. is a major theme for Premier Wade MacLauchlan. His government is aiming to grow the population to 150,000 by the end of 2017.
I fully understand the struggle young people are facing in P.E.I. Building your career and life is a challenge, but it is possible. I am excited to be bringing back opportunity for the province.” Parker shared, “Security is an industry that is continuing to grow rapidly and as I take on this new role, I look forward to expanding opportunities further to build our small community.