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Correctional Officer Requirements for Canada


The Correctional Service of Canada currently is seeking to fill several correctional officer positions in various locations throughout Canada with salary ranging from $52,000 to above $60,000.

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) maintains 57 institutional facilities with security classifications ranging from Minimum to Maximum and employs corrections officers in correctional institutions, parole offices, and halfway houses.

The information below relates to the position of Correctional Officer CX-1 with a salary range of $52,347 to $66,088. Again, multiple positions may exist; check the job board for the most current and available positions.

Minimum Requirementscanada

  • Must be a citizen living in Canada or abroad
  • Must have a valid Drivers License
  • Must meet the Education & Experience Requirements
  • Must Complete Certifications for CPR, AED, and First Aid
  • Complete Basic Background Check & Fingerprinting

For additional information and details of the qualifications that need to be met to be considered for employment, check out the Statement of Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment here.

Training

If you have met all of the minimum requirements and have submitted the necessary paperwork, then you will be eligible to receive an invite to the CSC Correctional Training Program (CTP).

The Correctional Training Program is conducted by CSC at any one of the 5 correctional staff colleges throughout the region with locations in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick.

Training consists of 4 different training phases and all of which take place prior to a job offer being made to the prospective correctional officer.

  1. Phase One consists of online training
  2. Phase Two consists of workbook assignments
  3. Phase Three consists of the Regional Staff College Training
  4. Phase Four consists of On-the-Job Training

Application Process

Prior to beginning the application process, take a few moments to complete the Self-Assessment Questionnaire, which can be found here. This will give you a greater understanding of the duties, skills and expectations required to become a correctional officer.

Additionally, there is also a Pre-Employment Questionnaire for candidates that are selected for further assessment that you might want to review.

A special note on your resume; make sure that you take the time to clearly and explicitly illustrate just how you meet the stated employment requirements. This will be the single most important document that you’ll need to submit.

To see the current job opportunities provided by CSC and to begin the application process, visit www.jobs.gc.ca.

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3 Responses to Correctional Officer Requirements for Canada

  1. Adeyinka Sola Paul April 29, 2016 at 2:28 am #

    I am Adeyinka Sola Paul i am a Nigerian,I work with the Nigerian Prisons Service as a Correctional Officer,i have work for about 15 years now.So,i am interested in applying to join the Canadian Prison.i want to know all l need to meet up.
    Hope to hearing from you soon.

  2. Linda Francis July 26, 2016 at 10:06 am #

    I’m 34 and been in NC department of corrections for 10 years and I still working in corrections. I been wondering about trying for a Correctional job in Canada, but I am not sure what I need to do and what is expected?

  3. Carrie Washington February 15, 2017 at 10:03 am #

    I’m a 53 year old female and been in Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 8 years and 6 months. I am still a correctional officer in Texas. I want to try for a correctional officer job in Canada, but not sure what I need to do and what is expected of me.