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Immediate Career Opportunities


The Canadian Security Intelligence Service is seeking applications for a career in Surveillance in the cities of Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

Job summary

In a team environment and under the direction of a team leader the surveillant is responsible for:

  • Conducting discreet surveillance.
  • Researching and analysing information pertaining to surveillance.
  • Drafting regular operational reports, detailing exact movements and activities.
  • Candidates should be in good physical health and able to adapt quickly to a variety of settings and situations. Candidates must also be able to work effectively during periods of high intensity and high stress to relatively passive ones.
  • A high level of initiative, motivation and discretion is required with the ability to work a flexible schedule including shift work and working weekends.


Undergraduate Degree or a minimum of a two year Community College Diploma.


A valid Canadian driver’s license with a minimum of two years experience driving motor vehicles.

Who can apply

Canadian citizens residing in Canada.

Security requirements

Candidates must have no criminal record, be drug free and able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance. This process involves a security interview, a background investigation that includes credit and financial verifications as well as a polygraph examination.


Various linguistic requirements

Salary range

$48,100 to $60,080

Employment conditions

Permanent position upon successful completion of various training along with a two year probationary period.

How to Apply On-line

If you do not have access to the Internet, please send your resume by mail to your preferred region for employment:

Human Resources, Toronto Region
Reference number : 05-CSIS-06-019 TR
PO Box 760
Toronto, ON M5W 1G3
Fax: 613-865-8708

Human Resources, BC Region
Reference number : 05-CSIS-06-019 BC
PO Box 80629
South Burnaby, BC V5H 3Y1
Fax: 604-528-7496

Human Resources, Ottawa Region
Reference number : 05-CSIS-06-019 OR
PO Box 9732
Postal Station “T”
Ottawa, ON K1G 4G4
Fax: 613-842-1953

Human Resources, Quebec Region
Reference number : 05-CSIS-06-019 QR
PO Box 2000
Postal Station “A”
Montreal, QC H3C 3A6
Fax: 514-393-5854


CSIS is committed to Employment Equity and encourages the equitable participation of all Canadians. In the event that your application is retained and should you require any special accommodation during the selection process, please inform us. Personal Information is protected under the Privacy Act. It will be held in Personal Information Bank SIS/P-PU-025.

We thank all those who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Date modified: 2006-05-16


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