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Cst New Recruit 2023

Competition Number: 5786 

Position Status: Full-time Permanent 

Competition closing date: 11/11/2023



About Us

Want a career where every day is an adventure? Looking to be part of an extraordinary team with job security, great pay and a chance to make a difference in your community? If becoming a Police Officer is right for you, the Ottawa Police Service has what you're looking for.


The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is a progressive employer that believes in, promotes, and demonstrates the values of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) as a priority.  The OPS continuously strives to deliver service that is effective and responsive to the needs of our evolving community. As such, we are looking for candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences to complement our service, as we strive to reflect the community we serve.

Posting Details

Successful candidates maybe hired in one of three (3) intakes per year (April, August and December), which align with the Ontario Police College training dates.

Statement of Required Qualifications

All Applicants Must:

  • Meet the minimum hiring standards*.
    • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
    • Be at least 18 yrs of age.
    • Successfully completed High School or equivalent. 
    • Possess a valid full G Ontario Driver’s License or Provincial Equivalent.
  • Valid PREP certification (physical readiness evaluation for police) required at application. 
  • Successfully completed a two year post-secondary program or equivalent.
  • Adhere to the minimum standard of hearing and vision requirements.
  • Be able to pass a security clearance as well as a background investigation, credit and reference check. 
  • Complete Standard First Aid and CPR-C prior to hire.


For detailed information about our process and PREP, please review the Sworn Hiring Process.


In service Training

Successful candidates will be required to attend the Ontario Police College in Aylmer, Ontario for 13 weeks. Candidates are responsible for paying their own tuition. For more information check out our website FAQ.  Candidates will be required to attend the Ottawa Police Professional Development center pre and post OPC.

Hours of Work

Must be able to work all shifts as designated in the hours of work section.
The incumbent is required to work hours commensurate with a 24 / 7 shift schedule in order to meet operational requirements of the section, between days, afternoons ,evenings and/or nights (including Statutory Holidays).

Effort and Working Conditions

This position will require officers to work in adverse weather and uncomfortable conditions.  It can require officers to sit or stand for long periods of time without relief.

Application and Selection Process

  • Applications must be received electronically through the applicant tracking system.

  • Your resume must include a complete summary of your education and employment history.

  • For details on the constable selection process, please see our web site

  • The successful completion of any phase of the application process does not guarantee proceeding to the next phase.

  • The majority of communications will be done via email. Please ensure that you are checking your junk and spam mail as well.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process will be contacted.


The Ottawa Police Service requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment. 


The Ottawa Police Service promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion. We provide accommodation during all parts of the hiring process as required. Applicants need to make their needs known if contacted to proceed to the selection process. Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request.


Additional information about our hiring process can be found on the web site .


Please contact or 613-236-1222 x 5505 if you have any questions.