NAPS will accept applications from people meeting the following requirements. You MUST HAVE all of the following seven (7) requirements before you can apply:


  • You must be 19 years of age or older

  • You must be a Citizen of Canada or a Permanent Resident

  • You must have a completed Grade 12 education diploma or equivalency

  • You must have no criminal record

    For which a pardon has not been received or an absolute/conditional discharge that has not been sealed.

    For information about obtaining a “pardon” (record suspension) visit the Parole Board of Canada website.

  • You must have a valid O.A.C.P. Certificate of Results

    For more information about obtaining your O.A.C.P. certificate please visit Other Resources – The New O.A.C.P. Certificate Process

  • You must have an up-to-date First Aid/CPR certificate

  • You must have a valid Class G driver's License or Equivalent From Province of Issue

    No restrictions (NAPS requires a colour photocopy prior to hiring).

    Visit the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for details how to obtain your Class G driver’s license

Did you check these seven requirements? If so please review our Candidate Preparation list below before applying to become a NAPS Officer.

Candidate Preparation List

Before you send in an application:
Please read, review & be able to present knowledge on the 4 topics listed.

The NAN Directory provides information on the names of the NAN communities. Most of these communities have websites and you are encouraged to call or visit the communities or their websites to learn more about the people that we serve and protect.

Speak to our officers about the work, community, travel costs, expenses, shifts, overtime, and maintaining a healthy balance between work and home life. You must speak to one officer from each of the 3 Regions.  Also be sure to broaden your contact to capture information from the far north communities and the road-access communities.

Our officers must partially pay for their own travel in and out of their posted detachment/community. NAPS subsidizes 13 flights per year but the amount varies with location.  You should research the airlines that fly in northern Ontario, their airfares, their cargo rates, their routes, and which major city or town they commute to and from.

For more information about which airlines serve our regions visit:

In preparation for your interview, search online resources to familiarize yourself with Essential Competency Interview (ECI) questions and how to properly respond to them.

Other Resources