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Reference Number


Closing Date

2014-10-01 APPLY ON-LINE

Job Summary

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is seeking applications for a career in surveillance in the regional offices of the Service. Candidates must possess a high level of initiative, motivation and discretion, with the ability to work a flexible schedule. Under the direction of a team leader, the Surveillant is responsible for:

  • Conducting discreet physical surveillance;
  • Researching and analysing information pertaining to surveillance;
  • Drafting reports, detailing the information gathered during activities;
  • Carry out several tasks simultaneously during activities.


Minimum of 2 year college diploma.


A valid and permanent Canadian driver’s licence with a minimum of two (2) year’s experience driving motor vehicles.

Other Requirements

Candidates should be in good physical health and be able to adapt quickly to a variety of settings and situations and manage a high level of stress.


Ability to learn, Teamwork, Stress Management, Judgement, Interpersonal Skills.

Who Can Apply

Canadian citizens eligible for a Top Secret security clearance.

Security Requirements

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

Language Requirements

Various - dependent on the requirement of each Regional Office.

  • Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB)
  • English essential (EE)
  • French essential (FE)

Salary Range

$58,080 to $70,660 per year (under review).


CSIS Regional Offices.

Employment Conditions

Indeterminate offer upon successfully passing the Surveillant Entry Training. Functions require shift work. Furthermore, work hours can be unpredictable and can result in personal / family sacrifices.

How To Apply

CSIS is a separate employer and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). CSIS has its own classification, compensation system, and a different staffing regime. As such, we use a different staffing process and terminology.

If you meet these requirements, you may submit your candidacy by clicking Apply Now and quote the reference number based on the regions identified below in your cover letter.

Human Resources, Ottawa Region
Reference number: 13-968-06-037-OR

Human Resources, Quebec Region
Reference number: 13-968-06-037-QR

Human Resources, Toronto Region
Reference number: 13-968-06-037-TR


CSIS is committed to Employment Equity and encourages the equitable participation of all Canadians. If your application is retained and you require any special accommodation during the selection process, please advise us. The personal information provided in your application is protected under the Privacy Act and will be held in Personal Information Bank SIS/P-PU-025.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CSIS. However, only those who are selected for further consideration will be contacted.