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Civilian Application and Hiring Process

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Applying for a position

To apply for a civilian position with York Regional Police, please use the online application link at the bottom of the job posting found on the Current Opportunities page

Updating your resume

If you already have a resume on file, you can update it in our careers portal.


Resumes will be kept on file for a period of three months and may be considered if any suitable position becomes available.

Hiring process

Job vacancies are first posted internally. If York Regional Police is unable to find the ideal candidate for a vacancy through the internal process, our external selection process involves:

  • Conducting a search for candidates through various recruitment efforts including but not excluded to postings on our Internet site, local and regional newspapers, trade papers and association web sites
  • Screening applicants to ensure the minimum requirements are met
  • Administering tests for applicants, which range from written and practical tests such as general English proficiency and keyboarding
  • Holding behavioural interviews based upon the essential competencies identified for the position
  • Conducting a background check for security clearance, which includes a check of criminal history, reference checks and a home visit
  • Offering employment to the successful candidate