It is of great benefit for the Hamilton Police Service to hire experienced officers. Unfortunately we can not recognize policing qualifications from other countries as the laws and training standards are so different. If you are a serving officer in another country, you will have to go through the same application process as a new recruit.
Can I get an offer of employment before becoming a Permanent Resident?
The Police Services Act of Ontario states that to be eligible to become a police officer in Ontario, you must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. This means you will be required to have your Permanent Resident Status before an offer of employment can be made. For information on Canada’s immigration process, click here.
Can I commence the application process before I become a Permanent Resident?
Yes, if you obtain your O.A.C.P. Certificate of Results you may submit your application and you will be processed as a new recruit but be aware that it can be a lengthly process to obtain your Permanent Resident Status.