Check your suitability for a fishery officer job

Find out if a career as a fishery officer is right for you by filling out the following questionnaire. The results are for your information only and should not be forwarded with your application for a position.

Questions

Answer yes or no to the next 14 questions.

1.

Are you willing to live and work in an isolated location?

Fishery officers can be deployed to any part of the country. This includes a remote Arctic community where there aren’t many public and commercial services like schools and stores. Also, employment opportunities for spouses are often limited.

2.

Are you willing and able to work/travel in isolation for varying periods in all weather conditions on land, at sea or by air?

3.

Are you willing to work away from home for extended periods of time?

4.

Are you willing and able to work rotating shifts, weekends, statutory holidays and overtime?

5.

Do you have the self-confidence to be assertive when dealing with an aggressive or abusive individual?

6.

Are you prepared to apply as much physical force as necessary when dealing with a violent individual?

7.

Are you prepared to carry a firearm and use it if required to protect yourself, your colleagues or the public?

8.

Do you respect the law in both behaviour and attitude? For instance, you’ve never committed a serious crime.

9.

Are you always honest and do you follow a personal code of conduct that’s acceptable for a peace officer position?

10.

Are you willing to abide by an official code of values and ethics that applies to your activities even when off-duty?

11.

Are you a team player and do you generally get along with your supervisors and colleagues?

12.

Are you able to deal with people in a respectful and professional manner under stressful situations?

13.

Are you willing to attend the 16-week in-residence recruitment training program?

This includes 9 weeks of physically demanding enforcement exercises delivered by the RCMP in Regina, Saskatchewan. You will also be taught to use the issued service pistol and shotgun, and must get mandatory exposure to pepper spray.

14.

Are you willing to live on a weekly allowance of $350 (less $90 for room and board) during the 16-week in-residence program?

Results

If you answered yes to all of our questions, you may be ready for the challenges and responsibilities of a fishery officer. We encourage you to apply on the next fishery officer trainee selection process.

If you answered no to any of these questions, you may want to consider if a fishery officer career is right for you.

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