Selection process

1. Eligibility
The eligibility stage consists of verifying that all sections of your application are correctly completed and accompanied by all required documents. Following this verification, you must meet the requirements of the Police Act:

  • be free of any criminal record; and,
  • have not committed any reprehensible act.

2. Inuit cultural awareness training (online) / Psychometric evaluation (online) / Language evaluation (online)
Inuit cultural awareness training
The training developed by the Sentinel North Research Chair on the Relations with Inuit Societies (Laval University) aims to prepare new police officers to work and live in Nunavik. You will receive basic information about intercultural working relationships, Nunavik and Inuit culture and history. The training lasts approximately three hours and includes an evaluation at the end.

The results of your evaluation will be sent to the NPS. You must pass this step as it is eliminatory.

Psychometric evaluation
This step aims to evaluate aspects of your personality that are critical to the job of a police officer. These personality traits are assessed using a psychometric evaluation designed specifically for working as a police officer in Nunavik.

Language evaluation
The language evaluation, administered by Vanier College, assesses your knowledge of spoken and written English at a functional level.

3. Interview
The interview consists of approximately ten questions and lasts a maximum of one hour. It consists of questions that aim to get to know you better, behavioural questions and short situational questions. The purpose of the interview is to evaluate certain competencies.

The competencies evaluated are :

  • Oral communication
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Autonomy and decision-making
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Integrity and ethics

The result of the interview, combined with your qualitative file, will allow us to decide whether or not to continue the process.

Please note that while we recruit from various locations, the interviews are exclusively held in the greater Montreal area.

4. Security and Integrity Screening
You must complete a security accreditation to verify that you meet the security and integrity criteria of the Nunavik Police Service. More specifically, this process will determine whether you demonstrate irreproachable behaviour in your personal, professional and social life. To this end, you must agree to have your criminal, penal, financial, driving and other police or relevant information checked. You will be expected to be honest and transparent.

5. Overall analysis of the file
The overall analysis of your file is the last step in the selection process. It consists of a complete evaluation of your application. A final recommendation for hiring is then issued.

In addition to the five steps, candidates who do not have a diploma from a recognized police academy and who wish to attend Depot training must complete the following steps.

6. Signing of the agreement
If you are selected to continue in the hiring process, we will send you a Cadet Employment Agreement and Promise to Hire as a Constable. This agreement defines the terms and conditions of your training and subsequent employment. You must sign the agreement before proceeding to the next step.

7. RCMP Security Screening (in parallel with steps 8 and 9)
We will submit your file to the RCMP, who will conduct a security screening to obtain a reliability status. Since this process can take several weeks, steps 8 and 9 will be done in parallel.

8. Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE) (in parallel with steps 7 and 9)
Since you will be required to pass the PARE within your first two weeks at Depot, you will be asked to provide proof that you have passed the test within the last 12 months before you are given your training start date. For more information, visit the RCMP website. Click here to download a document listing the locations where the PARE can be taken.

9. Medical Assessment (in parallel with steps 7 and 8)
The medical assessment will serve to verify that you are fit to exercise the profession of a police officer. The assessment also includes a drug and alcohol screening. More information will be provided at this stage.

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