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FAQ

General

How often can I take a vacation, and how many paid trips will I receive?

With accumulated overtime, police officers receive 500 hours (12 weeks) of paid vacation and three return flights from Nunavik to Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa or Iqaluit (depending on your point of origin) per year. You will have the opportunity to choose when to use these flights. On average, police officers work for three months, followed by one month off.

What will my work schedule be?

You will be required to work 40 regular hours per week. The shifts will be 8 to 10 hours, depending on the community where you will be assigned. You will also be required to remain on call outside of your regular hours of work. On-call employees are paid 25% of their regular hourly rate. Employees called back to work are paid 3 hours at the applicable rate.

To which community will I be assigned?

You will be assigned to a community based on the needs of the organization. Needs are constantly evolving, and we can only inform you of your assignment point a few days before you are hired. Candidates must be willing to work in any Nunavik community to be considered for a constable position with the Nunavik Police Service.

Where will I live?

The Nunavik Police Service provides housing for all its police officers. You will have a private room in one of these accommodations, shared with other police officers. You will need to bring your pillows, sheets and a comforter. Furniture, appliances and kitchen utensils are provided. You will not pay rent.

How many of my personal belongings can I bring?

Air transportation is the only way to get to Nunavik. You will be travelling on Air Inuit  or Canadian North  . Visit their website to find out about hand and checked baggage restrictions. The Nunavik Police Service will reimburse a maximum of $100 for excess baggage on your first trip to Nunavik.

As a new employee, the NPS will pay to send 25 kg of your personal belongings from Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Moncton or Iqaluit (whichever is closest) to your assigned community. When you are hired, you will receive a cargo warrant form allowing you to bring your personal belongings to the cargo warehouse of one of the two airlines.

Can I bring my pet?

Pets are not allowed in shared houses.

Will I be hired on contract or as a permanent employee?

The Nunavik Police Service does not hire contract employees. Those hired are temporary or permanent, and the working conditions are defined in the collective agreement.

Do I have to speak English?

The first language of the Inuit is Inuktitut. Most Inuit speak English as a second language. Police event reports reports are written in English. You do not have to be fluently bilingual in English and French. However, you must have a functional level of English.

Are there stores in each community, and is food expensive?

There is at least one grocery store in each community where you can buy all essential items. Nutrition North Canada subsidizes many items. Also, you will receive a cost-of-living allowance. Visit the Salary and Benefits page for more details.

Is there a gym in each community?

Most communities have access to a gym.

Is there a cellular service in Nunavik, and will I have access to the Internet?

Except for Kuujjuaq, there is currently no cellular service in Nunavik. All NPS police stations are equipped with wifi access for police officers. During your initial training period in Kuujjuaq, you will have access to wifi in your accommodation. When you arrive in your assigned community, you can pay to receive internet service in your accommodation. Visit the Tamaani website to view residential packages. Also, shared accommodations are equipped with a telephone line where you can make long-distance calls using a calling card. ​

RCMP Depot Program

Can I apply if I am not a Quebec resident?

Yes, you can apply if you live outside of Quebec.

Will I receive a salary while I'm in training?

Yes, during your training, you will be hired as a student employee and you will receive a weekly salary of $673.75.

Will I need to pay for my training?

No, the NPS will pay for your training. However, you must commit to stay employed with the NPS for five years.

Emergency 24/7

Akulivik

(819) 496-9111
P.O. Box 110
Akulivik (Quebec)
J0M 1V0
Open Monday to Friday 8AM to 5PM

Aupaluk

(819) 491-9111
P.O. Box 03
Aupaluk (Quebec)
J0M 1X0
Open Monday to Friday 8AM-5PM

Inukjuak

(819) 254-9111
P.O. Box 232
Inukjuak (Quebec)
J0M 1M0
Open Monday to Friday 8AM to 5PM

Ivujivik

(819) 922-9111
P.O. Box 09
Ivujivik (Quebec)
J0M 1H0
Open Monday to Friday 8AM to 5PM

Kangiqsualujjuaq

(819) 337-9111
P.O. Box 159
Kangiqsualujjuaq (Quebec)
J0M 1N0
Open Monday to Friday 8AM to 5PM

Kangiqsujuaq

(819) 338-9111
P.O. Box 69
Kangiqsujuaq (Quebec)
J0M 1K0
Open Monday to Friday 8AM to 5PM

Kangirsuk

(819) 935-9111
P.O. Box 97
Kangirsuk (Quebec)
J0M 1A0
Open Monday to Friday 8AM to 5PM

Kuujjuaq

(819) 964-9111
P.O. Box 780
Kuujjuaq (Quebec)
J0M 1C0
Open Monday to Friday 8AM to 5PM

Kuujjuaraapik

(819) 929-9111
P.O. Box 330
Kuujjuaraapik (Quebec)
J0M 1G0
Open Monday to Friday 8AM to 5PM

Puvirnituq

(819) 988-9111
P.O. Box 239
Puvirnituq (Quebec)
J0M 1P0
Open Monday to Friday 8AM to 5PM

Quaqtaq

(819) 492-9111
P.O. Box 99
Quaqtaq (Quebec)
J0M 1J0
Open Monday to Friday 8AM to 5PM

Salluit

(819) 255-9111
P.O. Box 39​​
Salluit (Quebec)
J0M 1S0
Open Monday to Friday 8AM to 5PM

Tasiujaq

(819) 633-9111
P.O. Box 09
Tasiujaq (Quebec)
J0M 1T0
Open Monday to Friday 8AM to 5PM

Umiujaq

(819) 331-9111
P.O. Box 46
Umiujaq (Quebec)
J0M 1Y0
Open Monday to Friday 8AM to 5PM