Auxiliary constable

Auxiliary constable working conditions

Auxiliary constables work in the Centres opérationnels and carry out the following tasks:

  • tasks related to detention
  • fingerprinting
  • breathanalysis
  • activities related to paroled prisoners subject to commitments and promises to appear


The following salary scale for auxiliary constables came into effect on December 31, 2010:

Constable at hiring $26,546
6th class constable (after 12 months) $30,976
5th class constable (after 24 months) $35,658
4th class constable (after 36 months) $39,823
3rd class constable (after 48 months) $44,251
2nd class constable (after 60 months) $48,675
1st class constable (after 72 months) $55,094

Furthermore, a metropolitan bonus of 1.5% is incorporated to the police officer's annual salary.


Auxiliary constables generally work 12-hour shifts.


In light of the peculiarities of police work, holiday hours are added to a bank of annual leave time.

SeniorityNumber of hours
1 to 2 years 157.5
3 to 7 years 180.0
8 to 9 years 210.0
10 to 14 years 217.5
15 to 16 years 225.0
17 years 232.5
18 years 240.0
19 years 247.5
20 to 24 years 255.0
25 to 29 years 262.5
30 years and up 277.5


The collective agreement makes several types of leave available to auxiliary constables:

Social leave

Social leave is granted for marriage, deaths, births or adoption.

Maternity and parental leave

A pregnant auxiliary constable is granted 20 weeks of maternity leave. For the entire period, the auxiliary constable receives payment equal to 95% of her gross weekly pay.

At the end of her maternity leave, the auxiliary constable may take unpaid parental leave for up to 52 weeks. This leave is also available to male auxiliary constables whose wives have given birth. The father may take parental leave as soon as the child is born.

An auxiliary constable who legally adopts a child can also take unpaid parental leave for up to 52 weeks.

Deferred pay leave

Auxiliary constables who have 5 years of service can take a deferred pay leave over a period of 2 to 5 years. The time off may vary from 6 to 12 months.

Unpaid leave

The director of the SPVM may accept a justified request for unpaid leave from an auxiliary constable who has over 3 years of service. Over the course of their careers, constables may be granted unpaid leave for a maximum of 2 periods of up to 12 consecutive months each.


The services of an assistance program are available for all SPVM officers and auxiliary constables.

The SPVM is recognized for its professionalism and the quality of the programs it has developed over the years, including its suicide prevention and police-resource programs.


Auxiliary constables participate in the SPVM pension plan.

+ Collective Agreement - in french

Ville de montréal