Selection criteria

To become a police cadet, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Enrolled in policing techniques*
  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Satisfy the requirements of a security and integrity check
  • Have a functional knowledge of French and working knowledge of English
  • Have considerable work or volunteering experience (at least one year)
  • Be prepared to work on stand-by duty an average of 35 hours a week (days, evenings, nights with a few exceptions, weekdays and weekends), from the beginning of June until the end of August

* If there are too few policing techniques candidates, we accept applications from anyone enrolled in Cégep or university or with a DEC or university diploma.

To become a police cadet, candidates must successfully complete the selection process steps, such as the selection interview, medical exam (only for candidates not doing police sciences training), security and integrity check, as well as the training.

Candidates must apply online throught the Montréal's web site (in french). 

Along with their application, candidates must provide the following documents :  a copy of their act of birth, a color copy of their Health Insurance Card or driver’s licence (both sides), a proof of their full-time student status (course registration, letter from the institution) or a copy of their college or university diploma.  


The hourly wage for a police cadet is $14.36 up to December 31, 2014*.

In addition, a 4% city bonus is incorporated into the annual salary.

Police cadets are compensated time-and-a-half if they work more than:

  • 12 hours over a 24-hour period
  • 40 hours a week 

* Subject to change

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