For police techniques program applicants, you can apply as soon as you receive your cohort number from the École Nationale de police du Québec (ENPQ).

For AEC police diversity program applicants or experienced police officers, you can submit your application to us at any time.

The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), since July 3, reimburses the $10,500 of training expenses for all graduates of the École nationale de police du Québec (ENPQ), once hired, in exchange for a commitment to serve in the SPVM for the next five years.

A neighbourhood police officer’s duties are to:

  • Patrol a neighbourhood
  • Respond to 911 calls
  • Protect lives and property
  • Maintain peace and public safety
  • Prevent and combat crime
  • Enforce laws and regulations
  • Keep peace and public order and contribute to increasing the public’s feeling of safety

The applicant must show the following competencies throughout the selection process:

  • Interpersonal communications (teamwork and self-affirmation)
  • Analytical skills
  • Client-orientation
  • Commitment and sense of responsibilities

Police officers work an average of 32 hours a week on rotating shifts: day, evening and night.  They work day shifts starting at 8:30 a.m. and have schedules planned on an annual basis.

At a suitable time, you will take a fitness test referred to as the standard physical ability test. This test aims to evaluate physical abilities required for the police profession. It involves several tests of your muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance, balance, etc. It is therefore important that you maintain or improve your physical condition throughout the selection process.

Applicants must meet the following vision standard: 20/40 better eye, corrected to 20/20; 20/100 other eye, corrected to 20/20 or 20/60 in both eyes, monocular measurements, corrected to 20/20.

You will be assigned based on the needs of the organization. As far as possible, the employee’s area of residence will be taken into account. After your probationary period, you will have the possibility to request a transfer to work in another neighbourhood police station.

Salary after 12 months (2024): $61,848 (including city bonus)
Top of the salary scale after six years. For example: in 2026, with six years of service, a neighbourhood police officer’s salary will be $112,082 (including city bonus)

To apply, you have to be a Canadian citizen

Yes, but you must provide a Comparative evaluation done outside Québec delivered by the ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration, in relation to one or the other required diplomas.

Montréal being a french speaking city, you can not work at SPVM if you don’t speak french.