Civilian Recruitment and Selection Process

The Guelph Police Service makes every effort to ensure that all employment practices are free from bias and discrimination based on prohibited grounds and that equal opportunity is afforded to all.


  • To apply for a civilian position at the Guelph Police Service, submit a detailed resume and cover letter. Be sure to include all pertinent information relating to your education and work experience.
  • Resumes can be submitted by email, fax 519-766-7798 or mailed or dropped off to 15 Wyndham St., South, Guelph, ON N1E 7J4, Attention: Human Resources.
  • Resumes are kept on file for a period of one year.
  • We thank all interested applicants, however only those who will be invited in to take part in the interview process will be contacted.

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Civilian vacancies are filled through a competition process. The successful candidate will be determined based on best overall suitability for a position which is determined through the following steps:

  • Testing- Job specific tests will be administered if required to measure an applicant’s skills.
  • Interview- A panel interview will assess whether the candidate has the essential competencies required for the position.
  • Medical Assessment- Some positions require a medical assessment and/or a psychological assessment.
  • Background/Security Clearance- This stage includes criminal history checks, reference checks, verification of education qualifications and employment history checks.
  • Offer of employment- The successful candidate will be presented with an offer of employment.

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The Guelph Police Service is committed to equitable treatment of all individuals in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. This Service is committed to accommodating any individual needs in all employment practices. Please let us know if you require any accommodations to ensure that you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process.

Examples may include, but are not limited to:

  • Accessible formats for written material
  • Communication supports
  • Interview scheduling to accommodate observance of a religious holiday

If you require accommodation to participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process for a civilian position, please contact Kelley Jotham, HR Advisor.

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