Vancouver police ratify contract making them highest paid officers in Canada

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The Vancouver Police Department has a new collective agreement that could make it one of the most attractive departments to work for in the country. As Catherine Urquhart reports, it's part of an effort to attract and retain new officers – Nov 23, 2023

Vancouver police officers have ratified a new contract that will see them take home the healthiest paycheques in the country, Global News has learned.

Sources say members of the Vancouver Police Union voted overwhelmingly to support the proposed deal, with 97 per cent approval.

Police officers will see a 4.5 per cent wage increase each year in the two-year deal.

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That pay structure will see a first-class officer earn about $122,000 per year.

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Officers will also get improved benefits in extended health, fertility coverage and parental leave.

The wage hike comes as Vancouver police face hot competition for members as it seeks to recruit another 60 officers.


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