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Sault Ste. Marie

If you’re looking for a change of pace, work-life balance, affordability, and adventure, Sault Ste. Marie might be the right place for you.

Here are the some key reasons to consider moving to Sault Ste. Marie for a career with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service:

Work-Life Balance

Living in Sault Ste. Marie means more time for doing the things you love. Sault Ste. Marie ranked second in Ontario for shortest distance from home to work (average commute of just 10 minutes!), according to a study from the Pembina Institute. Without long commute times, congested highways, and a high-pressured environment, you have more time to prioritize what is most important to you.

More Bang for Your Buck

Afford a home – and the weekend getaway.

The median price of a single-family home in Sault Ste. Marie was $298,000 in June 2023. In contrast, the median price of a single-family home in Toronto ranged from $658,000 for a condominium apartment to $1,350,000 for a single detached.

Living in the Sault and working a well-paid career (such as policing) means you might be able to afford a nice house, backyard, and maybe even a cottage (which is called a “camp” in the Sault!).

It’s an Outdoors Lover’s Paradise


Sault Ste. Marie is a gateway to summer adventure for day trips up the coast of Lake Superior… and all of the camping, hiking, and marshmallow-roasting you want.

And you haven’t truly experienced cottage life, until you have experienced it in Sault Ste. Marie & Area. Finish work on a Friday and be at the cottage in 30 minutes for dinner, sauna and a swim.

For the summertime urbanite, the Sault also has enough to keep you busy; dog parks, skate parks, downtown street parties, walks along the boardwalk, a summer concert series, outdoor yoga and fitness classes, and a 22.5 km non-motorized hub trail are just some of the amenities you can take advantage of.


Sault Ste Marie is well-known for its breathtaking beauty during the fall season. Nothing can compare to the vivid colours of the leaves, the numerous trails that can be explored, along with views that will never be forgotten that capture Mother Nature’s true-beauty.


Ice fishing, fatbiking, skating, skiing, snowboarding, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice caves, hiking and more…all of this winter adventure right in our backyard. Sault Ste. Marie has over 150 km of world-class ski trails, and is just a 45 minutes car ride to one of the best mountain resorts in Ontario.

Location, Location, Location

Sault Ste. Marie is located at the heart of the Great Lakes. Located across from Michigan, a ten-minute drive over the International Bridge means easier access to shopping, travel options, and weekend getaways to popular tourist destinations like Petoskey, Mackinac Island, Boyne Mountain Resort and Traverse City. An international airport with multiple choices of airlines, and direct access to the trans-Canada highway means you can get anywhere from Sault Ste. Marie.

Education & Jobs

In Sault Ste. Marie, you can access quality education at every level. We have three school boards: public, Catholic, and French. We also have two post-secondary institutions: Sault College and Algoma University!

As for jobs, Sault Ste. Marie is full of opportunity. Due to a high rate of retirement and recent economic development, there are significant job opportunities in a number of industries – including policing.

There is high job demand in fields such as skilled trades, Information Technology (IT), forestry, aviation, healthcare, finances and accounting, social services, engineering and more.

Sault Ste. Marie is home to the Great Lakes Forestry Research Centre, the head office for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, multiple tech start-ups, and Algoma Steel Inc.

Ready for a Career in the Sault?

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is actively looking for driven and professional individuals to join our team. We are actively hiring Special Constables, Recruit Constables, Experienced Officers, and Civilians. Visit to learn more.

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