Exceptional financial measures to attract staff
For a limited time only:
- Any person hired by the Nunavik Police Service and who commits in writing to work as a full-time police officer for a minimum of one (1) year will receive a gross lump sum payment of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) upon commencement of employment.
- The person who remains in full-time employment for an additional six (6) months after the one-year commitment period will receive a gross lump sum payment of ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
*Employees hired as cadets and promised employment as constables (for example, RCMP Depot program) are excluded from this exceptional measure. The terms and conditions of this exceptional measure are defined in Letter of Agreement #6 between the Kativik Regional Government and the Nunavik Police Association.
For more information, contact our human resources team by email at HR@nunavikpolice.ca.
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.
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 time and a half (x1.5).
Rotational schedule pilot project
In April 2022, the NPS implemented a rotational schedule pilot project in two communities (Kangiqsualujjuaq and Akulivik). In March 2023, the project was extended to two more communities (Kangirsuk and Kuujjuaraapik).
Police officers working on the rotational schedule work for 14 consecutive days, followed by 14 days off. The NPS pays for round-trip airfare between Nunavik and Montreal at the beginning and end of each rotation period.
Rotational schedule positions are offered to employees by seniority.
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.
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.
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.
As a new employee, you will be allowed to bring 60 kg of baggage from the South to Nunavik. During your probation period, the NPS will pay to send 100 kg of your personal belongings from Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Moncton or Iqaluit (whichever is closest) to your assigned community. Upon completion of your probation period, you will be allowed to send an additional 325 kg of your personal belongings (total of 455 kg).
Pets are not allowed in shared houses.
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.
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 speak French.
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.
Most communities have access to a gym.
Except for Kuujjuaq and Kuujjuaraapik, 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. Two options are available: Tamaani and StarLink.
Shared accommodations are equipped with a telephone line where you can make long-distance calls using a calling card.
RCMP Depot Training Program
Yes, you can apply if you live outside of Quebec.
Yes, during your training, you will be hired as a student employee and you will receive a weekly salary of $673.75.
No, the NPS will pay for your training. However, you must commit to stay employed with the NPS for five years. If you decide to leave before the end of your agreement, you will be required to repay the costs incurred by the NPS, prorated to the number of months remaining in the agreement.
The training is in English.
You will be inserted in a troop with RCMP cadets. It is the same training that RCMP members receive.