Royal Canadian Mounted Police

As an RCMP police officer, you will help ensure public safety and security, investigate crimes and enforce the law.

New recruits of the RCMP start their career in general duty policing at the detachment level. This role provides you with an opportunity to experience a broad range of meaningful and challenging assignments, and gives you a solid foundation for any specialization you may choose to pursue down the line.

Some of the duties of a police officer:

Enforce the law
  • Apprehend criminals
  • Respond to alarms, disputes and complaints
  • Conduct patrols by vehicle, by foot or by bicycle
  • Enforce highway and traffic laws
Conduct investigations
  • Collect evidence at crime scenes
  • Interview suspects and witnesses
  • Investigate accidents and crime scenes
  • Testify in court
  • Collect notes and reports
Ensure the safety and security of the public
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Provide assistance to victims
Community awareness and relations
  • Prevent crime
  • Uphold police-community relations and multiculturalism
Does your organization have other locations besides Calgary?

Be prepared to serve anywhere in Canada. Consideration will be given to posting preferences; however, postings depend on the Force's needs. With hundreds of detachments across the country, police officers have the chance to experience life in many parts of Canada and work at different levels of policing - municipal, provincial and federal. The usual duration of a posting is from three to five years.

How many employees does your organization employ?

Approximately 29,000 employees.

What type of positions do you offer?


What is your hiring process?
  • Hearing and vision assessments
  • Online application
  • RCMP Entrance Exam (RPAB RCMP Police Aptitude Battery)
  • Forms completion
  • Regular Member Selection Interview (RMSI)
  • Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE)
  • Pre-Employment Polygraph Examination
  • Health Assessment
  • Field Investigation and Security Clearance
How can one apply?

Before applying to become a police officer of the RCMP, you must:

Please visit to ensure you meet all the qualifications and requirements.

Thereafter, have a Canadian optometrist/ophthalmologist assess your vision and complete the Vision Examination of Applicant (RCMP 2180) form, which outlines the minimum requirements that must be met; and

Have a Canadian audiologist assess your hearing and complete the Screening Audiogram History (RCMP 3184) form, which outlines the minimum requirements that must be met.

Once you have obtained your vision and hearing standards, all applicants must apply online. RCMP police officer job openings are posted at You can access them by searching "RCMP" and looking under the "Jobs open to the public" tab in the search results.

What do you look for in employees?

To apply as a police officer of the RCMP you must:
  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Be at least 19 years of age at the time of engagement (you may apply at 18)
  • 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 six (6) months 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 free of any improper use of prescription or illegal drugs
  • Be aware of expectations with regards to tattoos and piercings
  • Be of good character
What type of education/training/equipment do you require?

Applicants must possess a Canadian secondary school (high school) diploma or equivalent. If you possess a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university, you will not be required to write the RCMP Entrance Exam (RPAB).

How old does someone have to be to work for your organization?

The RCMP has designed its eligibility requirements to identify persons who are best qualified to become police officers of the RCMP. The selection process is very thorough and consists of various screening tools to ensure that applicants meet a high standard of suitability.

You are welcome to apply to the RCMP at age 18 years of age or older, as long as you are able to pass all of our standards, including the Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE) as well as our medical evaluation.

How much will employees get paid?

When you successfully complete the Cadet Training Program and have been offered employment, you will be hired as a Constable at an annual salary of $50,674. Usually, within 36 months of service, your annual salary will have increased incrementally to $82,108

How would someone find out about opportunities at your company?

Visit or contact the K Division recruiting office at (780) 412-5488
Costable Mitch Simmons will be at YEC on December 4, 2015 from noon-3 p.m. to talk to youth about joining the RCMP.

Please list any diversity initiatives that your organization is currently involved in.

The RCMP has deemed it a priority to recruit quality applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, to better reflect our Canadian population. As such we've implemented a number of initiatives to reach our goal of increasing the ratio of women, Aboriginal people and visible minority groups within the organization.

Please list any corporate responsibility initiatives that your organization is currently involved in.

The RCMP works with the RCMP Foundation on many projects including community initiatives, event, licensing and member support. The RCMP partners with community organizations and participates in a variety of school and community events at the local level.