OTTAWA, April 5, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, confirmed the following salary increases for the RCMP, approved by the Treasury Board of Canada today:
- 1.25% effective January 1, 2015;
- 1.25% effective January 1, 2016; and
- a 2.3% market adjustment effective April 1, 2016.
The increases apply to RCMP members in the rank of Superintendent and below, as well as Special Constables.
With these salary increases, RCMP total compensation, including pensions and benefits, is in line with what is provided to the eight police forces covering 90% of the Canadian population.
"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the dedicated and proud members of Canada's national police service. We believe that these salary increases are both reasonable for RCMP members, and a prudent use of public funds.
– The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
SOURCE Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
For further information: Scott Bardsley, Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, 613-998-5681