RCMP revamps “outdated” recruitment process

The public service is shaking things up after hearing some unpleasant home truths.

RCMP revamps “outdated” recruitment process
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has launched a new recruitment process after some unpleasant home truths came to light, with applicants slamming the old procedure as “too long, inflexible, and outdated.”

“The RCMP heard their concerns and is taking action to make it faster, flexible and modern,” the service said in a statement.

Changes include exempting more people from writing the entrance exam, ditching the physical assessment element, streamlining steps to reduce processing times, and opening positions to permanent residents of Canada who have lived in the country for more than 10 years.

 “These changes will help the RCMP stay competitive and continue to build a diverse workforce that reflects the communities it serves,” the statement continued, before promising that the changes will not compromise the force’s high standards.

“All applicants must continue to pass each step of the recruiting process,” it stressed.

Commissioner Bob Paulson also spoke of the type of candidate the force would be looking for – “We are actively seeking highly motivated team players who possess strong leadership abilities from a wide range of backgrounds,” he revealed.

"A career with the RCMP offers the chance to have a meaningful impact on Canadian communities every day,” he added.

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