If you thought that secret agents and spies were only in movies, think again. In Canada, we have our own secret service agency, known as the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).
In fact, the CSIS is currently hiring employees to fill several positions, and you'll need a few specific qualifications.
The intelligence agency is looking for foreign language communications analysts, and it's actually a lot more intriguing than it sounds.
To apply for this position, candidates must be fluent in one of the following five languages: Arabic, Farsi, Mandarin, Russian or Punjabi.
The posting says, "You will read or listen to foreign language material, determine its relevance and importance as well as produce translations and draft reports based on the intelligence value in the material."
In other words, if you're the type of person who listens to the conversations at nearby tables in a restaurant, this position will probably interest you!
The job offer mentions that candidates must be highly motivated, have a strong sense of initiative and be able to exercise a lot of discretion.
Do you speak any of the following languages? • Arabic • Farsi • Mandarin • Russian • Punjabi @csiscanada is looking… https://t.co/93ZinAx7yZ— GC Jobs (@GC Jobs)1594058585.0
In terms of qualifications, you'll need an undergraduate degree and at least two years of research, analysis and report-writing experience.
According to the CSIS, those selected will also have to pass a written test, that will assess your "language proficiency in a foreign language as well as in French or English."
It's worth noting that the secret service hiring process is quite complex and must be kept confidential.
"Do not discuss your application with others (including on social media) besides your partner, or close family members - who should also be reminded about the need to be discreet," explains the service.
If you're wondering if it's all worth it, the salary ranges from $73,970 to $89,970.
Foreign Language Communication Analyst
Salary: $73,970 - $89,970
Company: Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)
Why You Should Apply: If you want to take on a new challenge, speak several languages and want a job worthy of a spy, this is your chance.
This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.