Nunavut RCMP teams up with Makigiaqta on Inuit recruitment
Don’t wait, apply today, RCMP says
The RCMP have teamed up with the Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corp. on a program aimed at preparing Inuit recruits for entry into the RCMP Training Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan.
“This partnership will support Inuit to acquire and build on employment related skills and aims to implement additional training to help applicants through the RCMP’s recruitment process,” an RCMP news release says.
The program starts in January 2020 and runs for four months.
To meet the minimum requirements, recruits should have a high school diploma, no criminal record and be of good character.
In the program, participants will receive literacy and numeracy training, exposure to various police skills, and workshops on mental wellness and coping skills, the RCMP says.
As well, the RCMP says it will undertake all the “steps of the regular recruiting process during these four months to minimize barriers to success.”
The purpose of the four-month program is to get applicants ready for the RCMP Training Academy, also known as “Depot,” where recruits will receive six months of basic training.
Makigiaqta is the training fund created with the use of $175 million worth of settlement moneys that Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. received in 2015, when NTI and Ottawa reached an out-of-court agreement settling NTI’s lawsuit against the federal government.
To apply to join the program, you can contact Cpl. Dmitri Malakhov at 867-975-4404 or Const. David Aglukark at 867-975-4787.
You can also reach them via email at VDiv_Recruiting@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.