The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is committed to reflecting the diversity of the communities it serves, which includes women. However, despite the organizations best efforts to attract more women to uniform roles, they are still under-represented in frontline policing, making up only 21.91 per cent of the organization’s 5,500 uniform members.
This International Women’s Day, the OPP aims to change that. They plan on hiring 400 police officers this year, and have invited women from across Canada to attend an event. They include:
- March 8, 2023 (Orillia, ON) – Practice PREP and yoga session
- March 8, 2023 (Welland, ON) – Information session
- March 8, 2023 (Ottawa, ON) – Information session
- March 12, 2023 (Brampton, ON) – OPPortunities for everyone session
- March 16, 2023 (Virtual) – Information session
- March 27, 2023 (North Bay) Information session
Registration is required. Please visit opp.ca/events to learn more.
The OPP is proud of its female uniform members, who contribute a broad range of unique skills and talents to the OPP and the communities it serves. Women who are interested in policing are encouraged to visit opp.ca/careers for additional information on the hiring process, links to social media accounts for Uniform Recruitment and a list of upcoming events.
The Ontario Provincial Police is dedicated to ensuring open, accessible, equitable and respectful workplaces, and is committed to reflecting the diverse communities it serves. We encourage applications from members of our diverse communities, including Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, women, persons from racialized groups, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, those who are able to speak fluently in another language(s), and anyone committed to a rewarding career in public service. The Ontario Provincial Police is an equal opportunity employer and accommodations will be provided our hiring processes as necessary.
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