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Basic Conditions of Appointment

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • Ontario Grade 12 or equivalency.
  • Class 'G' driver's licence with:
    • No more than 6 demerit points; and
    • Full driving privileges.
  • No criminal record for which a records suspension (pardon) has not been received or an absolute/conditional discharge that has not been sealed.
  • Certified in Standard First-Aid and C.P.R. (level "C")
  • Pass credit, background and investigation
  • Possess a valid Certificate of Results (C.O.R.).
  • OPP applicants must be willing to serve anywhere in the province. Preferences for posting are taken into consideration.

Points to Consider

You should not apply until you are ready. Submit your application ONLY when you feel you are at your competitive best.

For those who are new to Canada, in order to meet the basic conditions of appointment to the OPP, a candidate must be a Canadian citizen, or a permanent resident of Canada and be legally entitled to work in this country. If you do not meet this basic condition of appointment, you may wish to visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada for further information where you can obtain information on immigration and working in Canada.

You must be a secondary school graduate from any province of Canada (Ontario Secondary School Diploma or its equivalent). Applicants educated outside of Canada should refer to the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (I.C.A.S.) may also be contacted toll-free at 1-800-321-6021.

The nature of the constable position requires that you possess a valid motor vehicle driver's licence with full driving privileges and that your driving record shows a past respect for the laws you would be enforcing as a constable. An OPP constable's duties require substantial driving ability. If your driving has been limited, it may be to your advantage to gain more experience before submitting your application. Having a driving history that indicates care and prudence is to your benefit. Do not submit your application until your driving demerit point accumulation is six (6) or less. Ontario applicants may determine their current demerit point accumulation by submitting a minimal fee to the Ministry of Transportation. To learn more about obtaining driving records, please visit the Ministry of Transportation: Drivers and Vehicles: Driver Licensing section of their website.

You must obtain a records suspensions (pardon) if you have been convicted of a criminal offense. Documentary proof of record suspensions (pardons) may be required for applicants advancing to the final selection phase. Information concerning record suspensions (pardons) is available from any office of the National Parole Board in Canada. You may also call toll-free at 1-800-874-2652.

The OPP serves the entire province. We will be pleased to discuss where you prefer to be posted. However, you may be placed anywhere at any time in your career as required by the OPP. Submit your application ONLY AFTER having given careful and positive consideration to placement possibilities.

Although the OPP solicits applicants with multiple language abilities including both official languages, pre-applicant upgrading or training will be necessary for those not fully fluent in oral and written English language skills.