Jobs: Police Officers, Dispatch Operators, Federal Public Service positions (various)
“We are looking for employees to fill vacant positions across Canada,” says Constable Hope Rose. “For Police Officer training, we are projecting 40 troops, each troop comprising 32 people (1,280 in total) will be going through our training academy this year. We have an average vacancy rate of six percent across Canada at the moment.
“We are interested in people who are committed to serving their community, who have common sense, good judgment, can stay calm in difficult circumstances, listen well, are physically fit, and willing to protect others no matter who they are, sometimes at personal cost to themselves.
“The application process can be lengthy. It takes time to do thorough background checks which go back 10 years. We investigate the applicant’s character, work, and educational references, and do a polygraph examination as well as health, psychological, and security assessments.
“There is no age limit to join, but you need to pass the basic physical, psychological, hearing, and vision requirements. If you have surgery to meet the vision standards, there is a waiting period before you can apply, ensuring your full recovery before being exposed to the rigorous police training.”
Constable Rose suggests applicants volunteer in their community and maintain a steady job while waiting for the process to complete. “If you come to work with a positive attitude, work hard, and treat the people you come in contact with respect, your reference will reflect that. That work ethic is something the RCMP is looking for when hiring people to fill those vacant positions.
“Going back to school is a good option if you are interested in working in a specific area of the RCMP, such as computer science (computer crime), or physics (traffic analysis). There are over 150 different career opportunities in the RCMP. Chances are, there will be one that will match your interests.”
To begin the application process, visit www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/how-to-apply. For Federal Public Service positions, visit www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/gc-jobs.html or www.canada.ca/fr.html.