Province to hire more conservation officers

A media release from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry received May 3 states:

The Ontario government is enhancing the protection of the province’s precious natural resources and ensuring public safety by recruiting additional conservation officers.

John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, said, “We are incredibly fortunate to have a wealth of natural resources in Ontario. Our government is committed to ensuring that our children and grandchildren will see the benefits of these resources. That’s why I am delighted to announce that we are hiring more conservation officers.”

Recruitment is now open for 25 additional officers across Ontario. These officers will help the ministry increase focus on its sustainable resource management and public safety goals, such as:

  • promoting hunting safety
  • preventing illegal hunting
  • preventing illegal trade and commercialization of Ontario’s animal and plant species
  • preventing the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species

“We’re looking for 25 extraordinary individuals who are passionate about the outdoors to join the team,” said Mike Harris, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. “Whether you’re from a small town or a big city, a long line of conservation officers, or you’re the first in your family to pursue this rewarding career, we encourage you to consider applying.”

Quick Facts

Ontario’s conservation officers patrol the lakes, rivers, trails and backroads of Ontario to protect our natural resources and ensure public safety. They provide outreach and education to ensure people are aware of their responsibilities for safe and sustainable natural resource use, proactively monitor compliance with natural resource and public safety laws, respond to tips and other information received from the public and conduct patrols across Ontario. Conservation officers connect with over 200,000 natural resource users annually. They serve Ontarians from more than 50 locations across the province.

Job postings:

Talent Pool – Conservation Officer

Conservation Officer – Indigenous

Ferizovic,R.,Minister’s Office(2021,May3) Ontario Recruiting 25 New Conservation Officers — New Officers will Help Ensure Safe and Sustainable Use of Province’s Natural Resources [media release]


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