The SPVM is committed to attracting and including a diverse workforce involving hiring, integration and training programs

The AEC police diversity program is an exceptional measure specially intended to recruit individuals of indigenous origin or from visible or ethnic minorities who have not taken training in police techniques. Its objective is to promote equal access to ensure that the SPVM’s staff is more representative of Montréal’s population.

Specific admission criteria

  • Be a Canadian citizen (citizenship card as proof)
  • Be of indigenous origin or belong to visible or ethnic minorities
  • Meet the following educational criteria:
    • hold a pre-university Diploma of College Studies (2 years) and 30 university credits or
    • hold a Technical Diploma of College Studies (3 years, other than police techniques) or
    • hold a Bachelor’s degree
  • Criminologie
  • Victimologie
  • Études autochtones
  • Droit
  • Sécurité et études policières
  • Sociologie
  • Intervention en délinquance
  • Science infirmière
  • Aînés / gérontologie
  • Toxicomanie
  • Psychologie
  • Travail Social
  • Relation d’aide

Selection process

You will be invited to a half-day information session presenting the program and the selection interview.

Steps of the process: go to Police officer selection process

It is important to point out that these steps are the same for all applicants (AEC police diversity and police techniques program).
Applicants who successfully complete the different steps of the selection process must take the following two training programs:
• Attestation of College Studies (ACS) in police techniques lasting 30 weeks. This training is offered as part of a work-study program at Collège de Maisonneuve or Collège Ahuntsic.
• 15 weeks of police patrol training. This training is offered at the École nationale de la police du Québec (ENPQ) in Nicolet.