Escape rooms are pretty common in most Canadian cities, and ‘escaping’ is a popular pastime for millions of people worldwide. However, this awesome hobby could soon turn into a serious profession for those with a real knack for it, as Canada’s foreign security intelligence agency is now recruiting escape-room-lovers to work for them as code-breakers.\nAccording to CBC News, the Canadian Communications Security Establishment (CSE) has reached out to an Ottawa-based escape room company, looking to recruit their best visitors. From September onwards, wannabe code breakers will be able to step inside the shoes of a real government intelligence agent and try their hand at cracking a number of reality-based cyberattack scenarios.\nWannabe recruits will be able to have a crack at solving cases similar to that of real Canadian intelligence officers, with the base for the new escape rooms being located at Escape Manor in the Hintonburg area of Ottawa. According to CSE spokesperson Ryan Foreman, the intention of the CSE is to try and discover some fresh talent, who had not previously considered a career in the intelligence services.\nForeman told CBC News, "The idea behind our partnership is to bolster our recruiting efforts and build awareness of who we are and what we do.”\nView this post on Instagram I (un)officially mark this day as Escape Manor Day! 🎉🧐 Why? Well, because it’s make-up-a-holiday day...and also, why not?! If today were your day, what holiday would you create? . . . . . . . #escapemanor #willyouescape #makeyourownholiday #myottawa #ottcity #seetorontonow #blogto #seeyqr #yqr #saskatooning #stoon #givemebrisbaneanyday #brisbanecity A post shared by EscapeManor (@escape_manor) on Mar 26, 2019 at 1:49pm PDT\nThe specially-designed escape room will be called “The Recruit,” and will be a narrative-style room involving the fictional advisory “The Syndicate.”\nThe Escape Manor’s website describes the intelligence-inspired escape room by saying, “The Syndicate is back and this time the threat is real.” The website continues, “Can your team of fellow recruits rise to the occasion or will your first day be your last? Solve your way out, and into a career in cyber security with the CSE.”\nView this post on Instagram Ever felt like someone was watching you? We think the artist of the awesome drawing was having one of those moments...😎👀 . . . . . . . #escapemanor #willyouescape #escapemanorOtt #escapemanorto #escapemanorStoon #escapemanoryqr #escapemanorbris #weseeyou #alwayswatching A post shared by EscapeManor (@escape_manor) on Jan 18, 2019 at 8:17am PST\nAccording to Foreman, the escape room puzzles were designed by existing CSE code makers and breakers. He said, “CSE's workforce is made up of problem solvers and critical thinkers in many different fields who tackle some of the toughest technical problems for the government of Canada.”\nForeman continued, “We know that the kinds of puzzles and problem-solving skills needed to be successful in an escape room challenge are common interests among many of our staff.”\nCSE’s #datascientists play a crucial role in generating insight from data-rich environments, making them an essential part of our cyber security mission. Interested? Apply today: https://t.co/T6OIpVKoS1 #GCJobs pic.twitter.com/kglt1v7eO0— CSE 🍁 (@cse_cst) August 15, 2019\nThe CSE is making a real push for new recruits, only days after it was announced that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service has been struggling to recruit Canadian spies. The room will formally open in September and run for approximately six months.\nIf you want to get in on the action and fancy yourself as the latest recruit for Canada’s intelligence services, you can book The Syndicate by clicking here.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.