Royal Canadian Mounted Police RCMP Recruitment 2018/2019 Application Process

Apply for Royal Canadian Mounted Police RCMP Recruitment 2018/2019 Application Process

The RCMP is seeking highly motivated team players who possess strong leadership abilities, from a wide range of backgrounds. All applicants are expected to reflect the core values of the RCMP (integrity, honesty, professionalism, compassion, respect and accountability).

During your application process you will be required to provide certain documents and agree to certain conditions.

The length of our recruiting process varies for each individual applicant. Factors such as, how quickly and accurately an applicant completes and returns their selection package forms, the number of locations the individual has lived, and if the applicant has lived abroad can impact the time needed to process an application.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Recruitment 2018

Royal Canadian Mounted Police RCMP RecruitmentThe Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP or Mounties; French, Gendarmerie royale du Canada, GRC) is both the federal police force and the national police of Canada. The RCMP provides federal (national) police services.

“Royal Gendarmerie of Canada”; colloquially known as the Mounties, and internally as “the Force”) is both a federal and a national police force of Canada. The RCMP provides law enforcement at the federal level.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police RCMP Recruitment Application requirements

To apply as a police officer of the RCMP you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status in Canada. Individuals with permanent resident status must have resided in Canada for the last 10 consecutive years.
  • Be at least 19 years of age at the time of engagement
  • Be proficient in English and/or French
  • Possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s licence
  • Possess a Canadian secondary school (high school) diploma or equivalent
  • Meet the health and psychological standards
  • Meet the vision standards
  • Meet the hearing standards
  • Meet the necessary level of physical abilities
  • Be prepared to carry a firearm and to use it or any other necessary physical force
  • Be willing to spend 26 weeks at the RCMP Academy (Depot) in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Be willing to relocate anywhere within Canada
  • Be willing to work shift work including weekends and holidays
  • Be aware of expectations with regards to tattoos and piercings

Lastly, police officers must be of good character. At several stages during the recruiting process, you will be made aware of the behavior standards which will be expected of you throughout the application process and your career as a police officer of the RCMP. As a police officer, you will have a significant role in building and maintaining the public trust by upholding the highest ethical standards both while performing your duties and while you are off-duty.

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To apply as a police officer, you must nothave:

  • Any matters pending or before a criminal court.
  • Been convicted of a criminal offence for which you have not received a pardon/records suspension.
  • Participated – whether you have been arrested and/or charged or not – in any serious criminal behaviour or activity.
    • Examples of serious criminal offences include, but are not limited to:
      • Murder and manslaughter
      • Sexual assault
      • Production or distribution of child pornography
      • Sexual exploitation, violence, abuse or neglect towards children and/or vulnerable adults
      • Terrorist activities
      • Participation with any organized criminal group
      • Benefiting from the trafficking, importing, unlawful manufacturing or unlawful cultivating of illegal drugs
      • Arson resulting in loss of life or substantial damage
      • Forcible confinement
      • Robbery
      • Any crime committed with a facial covering and/or weapon
  • Participated in any criminal behaviour or activity – whether you have been arrested and/or charged or not – within at least one (1) year of the date of application.
    • Criminal behaviours and activities include, but are not limited to, non-medical drug/steroids use, theft, prostitution, solicitation for the purpose of prostitution, assault, and impaired driving.
  • Been dishonorably discharged or dismissed, including released for misconduct, from another police, military, or law enforcement organization.
  • Any pending and/or current personal bankruptcies or consumer proposals

How do I Become a Police Officer in Canada – RCMP Recruiting 2018/2019?

Before you apply become an RCMP officer, you need to:

  • meet the above qualifications and requirements
  • have two (2) medical assessments completed: vision and hearing.

Costs for vision and hearing exams are the responsibility of the applicant and will not be reimbursed.

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Once you have successfully completed vision and hearing exams and you have the forms confirming that you meet the minimum requirements, you can proceed with your online application. Please retain your completed forms until step three (3) of the application process.

  1. Submit an online applicationAll applicants must apply online. RCMP police officer job openings are posted on the Government of Canada’s job search bank. You can access them by searching “RCMP” under “Job title” and looking under the “Jobs open to the public” tab in the search results.You will need to create an account and complete your online application.Be aware that, if you answer “no” to any of the qualifications or requirements, or do not have your pre-application assessments and forms completed, you risk being rejected from the recruitment process and will not be permitted to reapply for a period of six (6) months.

    If you have questions about the application process, you may wish to attend a recruiting event or contact a recruiter prior to submitting your online application.

  2. Write the RCMP Entrance ExamIf your application is successful you will be contacted by the RCMP to register for the Entrance Exam. Exam sessions are held in a number of cities and towns throughout the year.If you indicated on your online application that you possess a Bachelor’s degree or a college diploma (minimum two-year) from a recognized post-secondary institution, you will not be required to write the exam and will move on to the next step in the process. You will be required to provide your university or college transcripts during the application process.Note: Before submitting your application, review the Entrance Exampage for details on what is considered “recognized post-secondary institution” to determine if you are eligible for this exemption.
  3. Forms completionShould you be selected to continue in the process, you will be instructed to download various forms that must be completed and returned by a specified date. You will also be required to obtain various personal documents, such as high school transcripts, statement of driving record, and fingerprints.
  4. Complete the Pre-Employment Polygraph ExaminationThis stage is intended to review the questions and responses you provided in your Applicant Questionnaire (in step 3) and verify honesty and integrity.
  5. Have a health assessmentA full health assessment, including full medical and psychological exams will be conducted by RCMP designated physicians. Cost of medical and psychological exams are absorbed by the RCMP.
  6. Undergo a field investigation and security clearanceA thorough investigation into your background is conducted to help assess your character. If successful, a security clearance will be issued.

Once an applicant is deemed suitable, medically fit, and is security cleared, they are enrolled to begin the RCMP Cadet Training Program.


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