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The Hiring Process


Steps in the hiring process

Once your application is submitted with all the required documents, it is reviewed and scored by the recruiting unit. Areas of focus are:

  • Education
  • Work history
  • Community involvement

1. If selected to proceed, you will be sent a questionnaire to fill out and return to the Recruiting Unit.

2. If selected to proceed you will be invited to a Written Local Focus Interview (LFI) and  Pre-Background Questionnaire (PBQ).

If not successful at this stage you will be advised of the waiting period to re-apply.

3. If successful at the Written LFI you may be invited to a Face to Face Local Focus Interview.

If not successful at this stage you will be advised of the waiting period to re-apply.

4. If successful at the Face to Face LFI you may be invited to the Essential Competency Interview (ECI).

If you are successful at the ECI, your file will be sent for review prior to proceeding in the process.

5. Selected candidates will:

  • Proceed to background checks and a background investigator will contact you. Be prepared to supply your FOI drivers licence history as well as several references.
  • Be scheduled for a pre-employment medical assessment with our medical clinic.
  • Be scheduled for a psychological interview with our psychologist.

6. Upon completion of the background investigation you will be invited to the Senior Board interview with our Chief and Deputy Chiefs (or designates) who will determine suitability for hire.

7. If you are a successful candidate for hire you will be required to complete pre Ontario Police College (OPC) training as well as OPC.

This process can take anywhere from three months to one year for the completion dependent on our hiring.

The hiring process is based heavily on an applicant's ability to demonstrate several competencies. We recommend that you pay close attention to your personal characteristics in the following competencies

  • Self-control
  • Analytical thinking
  • Communication skills (written, verbal, listening)
  • Self-confidence
  • Flexibility in dealing with diversity
  • Relationship building
  • Physical skills and abilities
  • Achievement orientation

There are other developmental competencies that are important as well and available on several police related websites.