Choose a career that reflects your true nature: become a wildlife protection officer!
If you are:
Enforce laws and regulations, investigative and teamwork, nature, the outdoors and the public;
Responsible, disciplined, resourceful, conscientious and in good physical shape.
If you enjoy:
Nature and the outdoors, the general public, teamwork and investigative work.
You should become a wildlife protection officer!
The work of a wildlife protection officer is diverse and varies with the seasons.
It takes place in all kinds of weather and includes:
- raising public awareness of the importance of complying with regulations to protect wildlife and habitats;
- enforcing the legislation and regulations governing wildlife and habitats;
- conducting investigations;
- preventing poaching.
Wildlife protection officers are supported by several highly skilled teams:
- the S.O.S. Poaching call centre;
- the Intelligence and Investigation Support Service;
- the Canine Squad;
- the Nautical Squad, the Drone Squad;
- the Biolegal Laboratory.
In Québec, hunting, fishing and wildlife protection form part of our DNA
If you care about the protection of wildlife species and their habitats, and if you enjoy teamwork, interacting with the general public and enforcing rules, the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs is looking for wildlife protection officers.
Regular and casual jobs are available in every region of Québec
To become a wildlife protection officer, you must have at least one year of postsecondary education in a field related to the job, such as biology techniques, police techniques or legal techniques, or relevant experience.
Attestation of Collegial Studies from Alma College
Alma College offers a 1,605-hour wildlife protection program (approximately 16 months) that leads to an Attestation of Collegial Studies (ACS). It provides students with the basic training they need to obtain employment as wildlife protection officers with Québec’s civil service.
Information on the program can be found on the Alma College website .
After the basic training
Students must take and pass written examinations and undergo an interview, a medical examination, a physical fitness test and a legal background check.
Training and Professional Development Centre (Duchesnay)
Candidates who successfully complete all the steps in the MFFP’s selection process can then complete their training at the Wildlife Protection Service’s Training and Professional Development Centre located in Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier. Aspiring officers are paid for the entire 15-week course, because they are considered to have been hired. Once they have graduated from the Centre and received their diploma, they are sent to one of the Wildlife Protection Service’s offices for workplace training.