Canadian Military Police

Discuss the educational and physical requirements, testing process and background phase involved in the hiring process. Includes the experiences and advice of current and past applicants. All agency application related questions belong here.
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Re: Canadian Military Police

Postby RedcapCrusader » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:30 pm

ontanium wrote:
I thought after BMQ MP's were promoted corporal anyways? We wouldn't have a red beret until completing QL3, but we'd still be corporal at SQ regardless? or is the promotion not until after QL3?

as a side note, I have a buddy of mine who was PRes MP, CT'd to RegF MP and just completed his QL3 but was already red beret'd for the entire course and he said he stuck out like a sore thumb the entire time and the instructors demanded a lot more from him than the rest of his course.


No, MPs are not promoted to Corporal until completion of Basic Training, which includes both BMQ and BMQ-L. They arrive at the academy in Borden and are promoted to Corporal.

It depends on the instructors, however, I have heard that about reservists that have transferred, but I've also heard that while they stuck out, they were treated one in the same as the rest of their fellow students.

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Re: Canadian Military Police

Postby Sparksry » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:50 am

Well since this is what the search function lead me to , I thought I would use my first post to this forum to introduce myself and ask a question or two .

I am in the application process right now through the Canadian Forces for Military Police . I have already done all my paperwork and Aptitude test and have spoke with the recruiter. He said at this point they are still looking to fill 48 spaces before april but if they are not filled before then , the spaces will move onward to the next year (April 2017 - April 2018) . which they are looking to fill 75 spots next year .

I always heard this was more of a competitive trade as the numbers of Military Police in Canada is very low . 12,000 or so ? If that is true it seems like they are really on a hiring spree and with them still having 48 spaces open for this year and it being January , does this make my chances higher ?

I forgot to mention i already have a 2 year diploma in police foundations and was successful in my CFAT and eligible for any trade .

Thanks for helping out a NEWB in advance . :)

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Re: Canadian Military Police

Postby Proteus » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:55 am

Sparksry wrote:I am in the application process right now through the Canadian Forces for Military Police . I have already done all my paperwork and Aptitude test and have spoke with the recruiter. He said at this point they are still looking to fill 48 spaces before april but if they are not filled before then , the spaces will move onward to the next year (April 2017 - April 2018) . which they are looking to fill 75 spots next year .

I always heard this was more of a competitive trade as the numbers of Military Police in Canada is very low . 12,000 or so ? If that is true it seems like they are really on a hiring spree and with them still having 48 spaces open for this year and it being January , does this make my chances higher ?


Mathematically speaking the answer to your question is "yes". The number is more like 1,250 so those are very good odds. Best of luck to you!

Personally I'm quite happy with my civilian job/city at the moment but I've always had this strong desire to work as an MP. I'm also a reservist on the side so all I'd have to do is try my chances at the transfer and testing.. perhaps I'll chat with the SO and explore the possibility- considering the large hiring coming up. Thanks for sharing, cheers.

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Re: Canadian Military Police

Postby ontanium » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:03 pm

Sparksry wrote:Well since this is what the search function lead me to , I thought I would use my first post to this forum to introduce myself and ask a question or two .

I am in the application process right now through the Canadian Forces for Military Police . I have already done all my paperwork and Aptitude test and have spoke with the recruiter. He said at this point they are still looking to fill 48 spaces before april but if they are not filled before then , the spaces will move onward to the next year (April 2017 - April 2018) . which they are looking to fill 75 spots next year .

I always heard this was more of a competitive trade as the numbers of Military Police in Canada is very low . 12,000 or so ? If that is true it seems like they are really on a hiring spree and with them still having 48 spaces open for this year and it being January , does this make my chances higher ?

I forgot to mention i already have a 2 year diploma in police foundations and was successful in my CFAT and eligible for any trade .

Thanks for helping out a NEWB in advance . :)


Hello, NEWB, I too am a NEWB. I might have a little more insight for you however as I have just accepted my offer of employment.

From the sounds of where you are at in the process, getting an offer this fiscal year is probably out of the question. Federal government years run from April to March. I too was told there were 48 remaining positions, I have taken one of those positions, as has someone else who took the MPAC with me. Outside of that, I have no idea. 2016 was a huge year for hiring and when I did my interview back in July 2016, I was told there were 70-some positions then, I've heard that FY 2017 will be slightly lower than 2016 but still larger than normal. Given that the MP branch has a little over 1200 members (not 12,000), so hiring rates of over 5% of the total membership do greatly improve the job prospects.

Your next steps in the process will be an interview and a medical exam. If you are successful in those steps, you will need to attend the Military Police Assessment Center, or MPAC. After the MPAC, successful candidates are placed on a merit list and wait for an offer. The MPAC is usually only ran 3 or 4 times a year, so if you miss one it can be 4-6 months until the next one.

To give a time frame, I re-applied in March, interviewed in July, did MPAC in November and received my offer last week, and I will be heading to BMQ in March. So basically 1 year from start to finish.

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Re: Canadian Military Police

Postby Sparksry » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:41 am

Just Finished my Medical and my Interview , both went well however a catastrophic speed bump jumped in my way. My Allergy to tree nuts . I haven't had a reaction in about 15 years however it was still a concern . My medical officer told me the best route was to get re tested for my allergies and have a allergist sign my medical form that the medic provided me . Until i'm cleared my career in the Forces seems bleak .

Other than that the interview went fantastic and the interviewer told me he is recommending me for Employment on the condition my medical gets cleared as does my background and credit check (which shouldn't be an issue )

That's just my update

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Re: Canadian Military Police

Postby paqu_man » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:22 pm

I am currently in the process of applying to be an MP. I was just wondering if anyone knows what kind of movement there is as an MP? Like are there different sectors within the MP division such an major crimes or K9 Unit?


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Re: Canadian Military Police

Postby kosciuszko » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:12 pm

What's the process like transferring from another trade to MP? Does one have to earn a Police Foundations diploma while in the RegF to be eligible to transfer to the MPs?

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Re: Canadian Military Police

Postby AirborneInfantry » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:10 am

kosciuszko wrote:What's the process like transferring from another trade to MP? Does one have to earn a Police Foundations diploma while in the RegF to be eligible to transfer to the MPs?


I can answer this. I was told by the BPSO that you need to Police foundations or a tour to Afghanistan, however this seems not to be the case. I have friends that made the transfer from the Infantry with no tour, and some post secondary not related to policing. A family member recently made the transfer and is working now. He had no tour and only 1 year of university. Based on what I was told in a interview, and what I see it looks to be a more case by case basis.

Best of luck hope this helps.
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Re: Canadian Military Police

Postby kosciuszko » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:11 pm

AirborneInfantry wrote:
kosciuszko wrote:What's the process like transferring from another trade to MP? Does one have to earn a Police Foundations diploma while in the RegF to be eligible to transfer to the MPs?


I can answer this. I was told by the BPSO that you need to Police foundations or a tour to Afghanistan, however this seems not to be the case. I have friends that made the transfer from the Infantry with no tour, and some post secondary not related to policing. A family member recently made the transfer and is working now. He had no tour and only 1 year of university. Based on what I was told in a interview, and what I see it looks to be a more case by case basis.

Best of luck hope this helps.


Hmm interesting, thanks for the info.

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Re: Canadian Military Police

Postby YYJ » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:02 pm

Once you have previous service in the same component (so in that case RegF to RegF) then the academic requirements can be waved. The term "deployed to Afghanistan" or any derivative thereof doesn't appear in MP recruiting or transfer standards.

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Re: Canadian Military Police

Postby AirborneInfantry » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:20 am

YYJ wrote:Once you have previous service in the same component (so in that case RegF to RegF) then the academic requirements can be waved. The term "deployed to Afghanistan" or any derivative thereof doesn't appear in MP recruiting or transfer standards.


Just relaying what the selection officer told me in the AVOPT interview, it seemed ridiculous to me.
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Re: Canadian Military Police

Postby chmor » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:34 pm

After recently sitting my the BPSO and what she informed me was if you are already QL5 qualified and 4 years (Cpl) in current MOC with a minimum of 2 completed post secondary courses (doesn't matter what) then you are eligible for VOT or if you have an operational tour of a MINIMUM of 6 accumulative months then you can have your PSO apply for a education waiver. I personally switched my focus to trying to get into the RCMP but if that fails I will re-pursue the route of becoming an MP. Good luck to anyone trying to get into the trade.

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Re: Canadian Military Police

Postby RedcapCrusader » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:17 pm

paqu_man wrote:I am currently in the process of applying to be an MP. I was just wondering if anyone knows what kind of movement there is as an MP? Like are there different sectors within the MP division such an major crimes or K9 Unit?


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There's lots of specialist roles in the MP Branch. The MPSS (a.k.a. Embassy Security) is one of the hottest and highly competitive. There's minimum of two MPs posted to every Canadian embassy in the world, the posting term is 3-4 years. Kabul is a one year term due to the danger level.

The CFMP K9 program is being discontinued. There is one K9 in service and one he retires, another will not be trained.

Here is a list of some, but not all, specialist roles in the MP Branch:

Tactical Air Security Officer
Investigator/Interrogator
Air Marshal
Criminal Intelligence Operator
Close Protection Operator
Counter-Intelligence/Counter-Human Intelligence
Criminal Identification Specialist
Polygraph Examiner
Cybercrime Investigator/Information Security Investigator
Surveillance Operator
Use of Force Instructor

AirborneInfantry wrote:
kosciuszko wrote:What's the process like transferring from another trade to MP? Does one have to earn a Police Foundations diploma while in the RegF to be eligible to transfer to the MPs?


I can answer this. I was told by the BPSO that you need to Police foundations or a tour to Afghanistan, however this seems not to be the case. I have friends that made the transfer from the Infantry with no tour, and some post secondary not related to policing. A family member recently made the transfer and is working now. He had no tour and only 1 year of university. Based on what I was told in a interview, and what I see it looks to be a more case by case basis.

Best of luck hope this helps.


The reason for the mass Inf to MP transfers was due to having an overabundance of Inf at the end of the Afghanistan campaign. They had to send the Inf guys somewhere and they couldn't terminate them; so the MP branch waived education requirements and were even giving Signing Bonuses (we were hurting for members).

However the CT/OT Requirements still stand as follows:

Secondary school graduation certificate or a secondary V certificate of Quebec

AND
• Two full courses from any program from an approved post-secondary institution (ie; from Law and Security, Police Foundations, etc)

OR
• Two university credit courses completed (in Quebec, four (4) university courses of three (3) credits) in one or more of the following areas:
o Criminal Justice
o Criminology
o Emergency/Crisis and Disaster Management
o Justice Studies
o Law
o Police Science/Studies
o Psychology
o Sécurité Publique (Quebec)
o Sociology

Have a valid provincial/territorial driver’s license

AND
• Must have attained the Operationally Functional Point (OFP) for MP 00161 in the P Res

AND
• Deployed operational experience (international or domestic) of at least six (6) months cumulative

OR
• Must be qualified as a Close Protection Operative (AGGB)

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Re: Canadian Military Police

Postby max relax » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:58 am

There's lots of specialist roles in the MP Branch. The MPSS (a.k.a. Embassy Security) is one of the hottest and highly competitive. There's minimum of two MPs posted to every Canadian embassy in the world, the posting term is 3-4 years. Kabul is a one year term due to the danger level.


Close, there are some MPSS detachments with only one member (the Congo, Pretoria, Saudi Arabia are examples), and they aren't in every embassy in the world.(Portugal, UAE, Rwanda are examples)

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Re: Canadian Military Police

Postby Rareform » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:10 am

RedcapCrusader wrote:The CFMP K9 program is being discontinued. There is one K9 in service and one he retires, another will not be trained.


Just out of curiosity, why would they discontinue this program?
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