Civilian Criminal Investigators

An opportunity to serve

Are you curious? Analytical? A creative problem solver?

If you want to make a real difference in the lives of others and help keep Canadians safe – this is the career for you!

Civilian Criminal Investigators (CCIs) play an important role in the RCMP of the future. They work side-by-side with police officers conducting Criminal Code investigations related to cybercrime and financial crime. While CCIs have valid security clearance and limited peace officer status, they will not be armed and will not make arrests. CCIs will play integral roles in investigations, such as:

  • interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects
  • obtaining and executing warrants
  • participating in site searches
  • providing court testimonies


CCIs will participate in a comprehensive Federal Policing Investigations Training program including a robust coaching program during their first 24 months of employment.

Training will equip new CCIs with the foundational knowledge of Federal Policing and police sciences (Introduction to Police Science (IPS)) including content ranging from:

  • RCMP Code of Conduct
  • applicable domestic statutes
  • legal authorities
  • types of offences
  • gathering evidence and handling exhibits
  • judicial authorizations
  • interviews and court process

Upon completion of the IPS, candidates will be granted limited Peace Officer Status and progress to the Federal Policing Investigations Program (FPIP), including coaching in investigation practices.

What the work involves

As a CCI, you will be an integrated member of financial crime and cybercrime teams working side by side with police officers and other civilian members. You will:

  • collect and preserve evidence
  • attend and provide testimony in court
  • provide advanced and specialized skills, experience, advice and recommendation in relation to the Criminal Code of Canada.

Your work will include investigating serious and high priority crimes such as:


  • online thefts of personal identifiable information
  • network intrusions and ransomware and DDOS
  • national security
  • online serious fraud
  • serious Internet drug-based trafficking

Financial crime

  • serious fraud
  • serious capital market related offences
  • money laundering
  • proceeds of crime
  • anti-corruption

Essential qualifications

CCIs in Cybercrime will have specialized skills, knowledge and experience in fields such as:

  • computer science
  • information technology
  • computer programming
  • administration of servers, networks or workstations

CCIs in Financial Crime will have specialized skills, knowledge and experience in fields such as:

  • accounting
  • business administration
  • commerce
  • finance
  • compliance, trading or securities investigations
  • capital market misconduct investigations

Reasons to work for the RCMP

You will receive

  • 37.5 hour work week (overtime may be required in some circumstances)
  • indexed pension plan
  • medical and dental health care benefits
  • three-weeks paid vacation within a year of being hired
  • when applicable, reimbursement of certain licensing and association fees
  • competitive pay (Cybercrime $75,129 to 110,182 (rates from December 22, 2020) ; Financial Crime $86,410 to $129,863 (rates from June 22, 2021))
  • when applicable, reimbursement of relocation expenses
  • a comprehensive training program
  • opportunity to contribute to the safety of Canadians

How to apply

When a selection process opens, apply through Government of Canada Jobs.

Create an account and subscribe to email alerts to be notified when a selection process opens.

Please note these positions may be advertised for a short period, so if you don't subscribe to alerts, be sure to check the site often.

For more tips on how to apply, watch the Cracking the Code video from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.

You can also follow the RCMP on LinkedIn and subscribe to job alerts to be notified when new job advertisements are published. For more information about the CCI Program, please contact

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