A Career In Law Enforcement
RCMP NOC code: 4311
What is an RCMP officer?
Essential characteristics and skills
-Completed any secondary school
-Completed of a college program or university degree in law and security or in the social sciences.
-Be proficient in English or French
-A 3-6 month RCMP training program will be provided
(If you have a minimum two-year college diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution will no longer be required to write the RCMP Entrance Exam, which is a general ability test designed to determine an applicant's potential aptitude for police work. University graduates have not had to write this test since June 2015.)
-A Constable will at first earn an annual salary of $50,674. Usually, within 36 months of service, your annual salary will have increased incrementally to $82,108.
-The amount goes of significantly depending on rank and if you are a normal RCMP officer or a special group of the RCMP. There are 9 ranks in the regular RCMP.
Future Outlook and Similar occupations
-Recently there has been a negative stigma about the police, which has influenced people to be reluctant when joining, this has caused employment rates for police to decline since 2011.
-Correction officers and bailiffs
-EMTs and paramedics
-Private detectives and investigators
-Probation officers and Correctional treatment specialist
-Security guards and gaming surveillance officers