Salary and benefits

Being an RCMP police officer grants you access to a world of opportunity, adventure and growth. The benefits, both in terms of salary and private life, are considerable.

Cadet recruitment allowance

You will receive an allowance during your 26-week training. The current cadet recruitment allowance is $525/week. The RCMP also covers your room and board, uniform, training courses, insurance and travel to and from Depot.

If a cadet resigns or is terminated during training, or the two years following training, the RCMP may require repayment of any allowance received.


When you successfully complete the Cadet Training Program and have been offered employment, you will be hired as a Constable at an annual salary of $65,776. Usually, within 36 months of service, your annual salary will have increased incrementally to $106,576.

  • View salary scale for the Constable rank
    • Entry: $65,776
    • 6 months service: $85,461
    • 12 months service: $92,722
    • 24 months service: $99,988
    • 36 months service: $106,576

Salary ranges for other ranks

Vacation days

  • 0 to 5 years of service = 15 days per year
  • 5 to 10 years of service = 20 days per year
  • 10 to 22 years of service = 25 days per year
  • 23+ years of service = 30 days per year

Pension plan

  • 20 years service: retirement with penalty
  • 25 years service: full pension
  • 35 years service: maximum pension

Canadian registered pension plans are eligible to be transferred to the RCMP Pension Plan.

  • Learn more

    For more information or questions about whether or not your pension may be transferred, please contact a pension expert at the Government of Canada Pension Centre at:

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Government of Canada Pension Centre Mail Facility 1 150 Dion Boulevard PO Box 8500 Matane, QC G4W 0E2

    Toll-Free: 1-855-502-7090
    Executive Services: 1-855-502-7088 (C/Supt, EX-01 and above)
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (your local time)

    Outside Canada and the United States: 1-506-533-5800 (collect calls accepted)
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Atlantic time)

    Telephone Teletype (TTY): 1-506-533-5990 (collect calls accepted)
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Atlantic time)
    Fax 418-562-7965


    Please note that you are responsible for paying any potential costs involved with a pension transfer.

Family benefits

Family is important to the RCMP and we want to make sure you and yours have access to generous benefits, including medical, dental and family health plans, and group life insurance.

Maternity allowance lets women police officers receive 93% of their weekly rate of pay for a maximum of 17 weeks, and a parental allowance grants all police officers 93% of their weekly rate of pay for a maximum of 37 weeks. Both allowances require that certain conditions are met and leave without pay options are also available to our police officers.

Personal development

A career with the RCMP provides ample opportunities for promotion, professional development, specialization and personal growth. There is support available for continuing education and development including opportunities for language training. Police Officers also have the support of an employee assistance program, should they need it. All this, in addition to the variety of work, the dynamic working environments and the knowledge that you are making a difference in the community, makes working with the RCMP a rewarding experience.

Qualifications and Requirement to apply

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