York Regional Police
York Regional Police communicator Bob Holden answering a call -- over 600,000 calls are received each year   (Photo credit: YRP Corporate Communications)

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why York Regional Police was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019):

  • As part of the organization's efforts to create a diverse and inclusive workforce, York Regional Police maintains a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Bureau and offers a number of in-house training on topics such as mental readiness, transgender awareness and Aboriginal cultural competency
  • York Regional Police invests in long-term career development with tuition subsidies for job-related courses (to a lifetime maximum of $7,500), opportunities for formal mentoring and career planning services
  • York Regional Police helps employees plan securely for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan and retirement planning assistance -- and maintains a dedicated Retirees Association to help retirees stay active in the community
Members of the York Regional Police, in partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, help welcome 91 new Canadian citizens to York Region  

Highlights

Industry Police Service
Established in Canada 1971
Major Canadian hiring locations Newmarket ON, Aurora ON, Georgina ON, Markham ON, Richmond Hill ON, King ON, East Gwillimbury ON, Vaughan ON, Whitchurch-Stouffville ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,260
Part-time employees in Canada 78
Average age of employees in Canada 42 years
Longest serving employee 41.5 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 99% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 80% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $7,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People

Here are some of the reasons why York Regional Police was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • York Regional Police offers summer student employment in a variety of fields, including finance, HR and IT -- students must be enrolled in police foundations, criminology, law or related programs and candidates who successfully complete their term may return for a second consecutive summer
  • York Regional Police established a Young Professionals Network in 2015 to foster a supportive work environment, break stereotypes associated with various generations, generate a forum for positive dialogue, create awareness, provide opportunities for development, and promote long-term engagement
  • Additionally, the organization hosts Youth Forums, day-long events for high school students featuring guest speakers and workshops on current topics and issues facing youth -- York Regional Police also maintains a Youth Advisory Council, comprised of high school students that meet throughout the year to discuss current issues and concerns
Rebecca den Brassem, York Regional Police Communicator, answering a steady stream of calls in the force's 911 call centre  

Highlights

Industry Police Service
Major Canadian hiring locations Newmarket ON, Aurora ON, Georgina ON, Markham ON, Richmond Hill ON, King ON, East Gwillimbury ON, Vaughan ON, Whitchurch-Stouffville ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,207
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 80% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $7,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives after-school program called Youth in Policing for youth between the ages of 15 and 18, Student Cadet program for students enrolled in a police-related post-secondary program, Military Cadet Program for young Canadians between the ages of 12 and 18, sponsors an essay-writing contest on policing with local community organizations (contest winner is named "Chief for a Day" and is offered tours of policies facilities and units across the region)

The Career Directory

York Regional Police has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
York Regional Police Sergeant Beth Milliard and customer service representative Kirsten Ruby with the organization's peer support dog Blarney

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Police Service
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Major Canadian hiring locations Newmarket ON, Aurora ON, Georgina ON, Markham ON, Richmond Hill ON, King ON, East Gwillimbury ON, Vaughan ON, Whitchurch-Stouffville ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $7,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Cadet-In-Training, Police Constable, Information Management Processor, Administrative Assistant, Service Desk Technician
Starting salary $70K to $75K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, transit subsidies
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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