Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Discuss the educational and physical requirements, testing process and background phase involved in the hiring process. Includes the experiences and advice of current and past applicants. All agency application related questions belong here.
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby noanykey » Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:03 pm

Avon0072 wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:55 pm
I'm not sure how long the process takes, and I know it's different for everyone. But it's getting ridiculous now. I started the process back in June 2018, it's been well over 2 years now, and I understand COVID is delaying the process, but it's ridiculous now, and it's frustrating how CSC doesn't communicate anything to its applicants. You email them, and all they tell you: "you're in the process."

I have finished my online CPT 1 training almost a year now, and the email confirmation clearly stated that it was only valid for a year. I guess I have to redo the CPT 1 online training again sometime in the future.

Just airing my frustration at this inconsistent and opaque CSC hiring process.

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Question for you.. I've already gone for 3 months and gotten my strikeout while you were still waiting.. Are you specifically looking for one institution?
I had 3 members in my core wanting Ontario but drew Pacific and were advised "If you don't take this, there will be not be another option for some time" so they took it.
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Z42A » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:17 am

Hello everyone

I've been away from here for a while, but now that we're back up and running in Summerside I've returned to this forum.

I am a current Staff Trainer for CSC, working in PEI at the NSTA. I have been with CSC for over 20 years, and full-time training for 6. I originally joined this forum to help dispel rumours and answer questions in regards to CTP training in Regina. Now, I am here to do the same for CTP training in general, and Summerside PEI specifically.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me here, or at my work email listed below if you don't want your question/answer posted publicly.

Please note: there are obviously things which I cannot and will not answer in regards to some aspects of training and testing. I will also limit my posts to facts only, as in the past I have posted speculation and opinions (clearly identified as such) and people on here took those rumours as factual information, which I was then called out on by my manager. So don't be upset if I can't or won't give you certain info.

That being said, please contact me with your CTP questions, and good luck to everyone in the application process.


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Correctional Service of Canada | Government of Canada
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Z42A » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:39 am

Good morning. I hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe Labour Day long weekend.

I have already received several messages with questions from people applying to CSC, but all had the same general question. I assume there are several more people wondering the same thing, so I'll post an answer here.

The question is "How long can I expect to wait until advancing through to the next stage of my application, or until I get an offer to attend CTP?"

Simply answered: I don't know.

Pre-covid, people would often be in the application process for over a year, sometimes past the two year mark, before being offered a seat in CTP.
With covid restrictions, the numbers being sent on CTP have literally been cut in half to allow for social distancing. Instead of 32 recruits, we're seeing classes a maximum of 16. This means we graduate half the numbers in the same amount of time, but have the same numbers of applicants. If that continues, the process length will basically double in time. CSC is looking at options to run more courses or other options to speed up the process, but I can't speak to what those options are.

If you have questions about the process prior to Stage 3, the best advice I can give you is to stay in contact with your recruiting team.

Be patient. Don't put your life on hold as you sit by the phone waiting for CSC to call you. Don't miss out on opportunities that may present themselves while you wait. Maybe you'll find your dream job someplace else while you're still in the application process here.
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Fonthill » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:55 am

Please read below from CX

Can you actually pull people over ?

This was posted from a know all on the Ontario Corrections form

PS: our mobile patrol cruisers also have blue-red police light and we can pull over people in our jurisdictions.
It is a unique agency, believe or not: we have multiple former Vancouver police officer joined us because it is safer and way less stress.


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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Z42A » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:24 am

Fonthill wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:55 am
Please read below from CX

Can you actually pull people over ?

This was posted from a know all on the Ontario Corrections form

PS: our mobile patrol cruisers also have blue-red police light and we can pull over people in our jurisdictions.
It is a unique agency, believe or not: we have multiple former Vancouver police officer joined us because it is safer and way less stress.


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Short answer: Yes, but with restrictions.
CX have peace officer status, and all the rights, privileges and responsibilities that that status carries. An officer in a CSC patrol vehicle can pull over persons or vehicles on institutional property for a variety of reasons, most commonly for being in an unauthorised area. They cannot, however, pull people over for things like traffic violations while off-site on an escort.
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Fonthill » Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:25 pm

Hello

Follow correctional officer from Ontario with a question.

It seems CSN is about to file in Ontario to get certified and going through the process

What % of dues do you pay and does it include OT also.

Or, is there any benefits with this union would be greatly appreciate

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby GPSM604 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:18 pm

Hello all,
I was wondering if any of you guys have received offer letters or have heard of training starting up again. I have successfully completed all the steps and am just waiting to hear back for a offer. I am from the Pacific region.

Any assistance would be appreciated!!

Thanks!
Applied: 11/19
Interview & References: 03/20
Security Documents: 03/20
CTP 1: 03/20
Psych Evaluation: 06/20
Psych Interview: 07/20
Fingerprints: 07/20
Security Questionnaire: 07/20
Medical Assessment: 07/20
CTP 2/3: Pending

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Z42A » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:28 am

pglaw wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:18 pm
Hello all,
I was wondering if any of you guys have received offer letters or have heard of training starting up again. I have successfully completed all the steps and am just waiting to hear back for a offer. I am from the Pacific region.

Any assistance would be appreciated!!

Thanks!
Training has resumed in PEI. There are currently 4 CTP's in progress.
Kingston, to the best of my knowledge, has not yet resumed CTP training.
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CSC National Satellite Training Academy
Correctional Service of Canada | Government of Canada
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby miscaware » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:29 pm

Z42A wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:28 am
pglaw wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:18 pm
Hello all,
I was wondering if any of you guys have received offer letters or have heard of training starting up again. I have successfully completed all the steps and am just waiting to hear back for a offer. I am from the Pacific region.

Any assistance would be appreciated!!

Thanks!
Training has resumed in PEI. There are currently 4 CTP's in progress.
Kingston, to the best of my knowledge, has not yet resumed CTP training.
When is the next CTP intake? I heard rumours for December.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Luskie » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:07 pm

Has anyone ever had CSC contact them with their psychological testing/interview results?

Basically just to inform that you have passed and are awaiting the next step/training.

I went for my assessments three months ago and I have not heard since. I know the rule of thumb is no news is a good thing but it's difficult when all I have left is ctp 2/3.
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Dshizzle » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:56 pm

Is polygraph or CVSA a part of the hiring process for CSC? and when you are asked to take them, will there be a centre for each province or do I have to another province to take them?

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Tornelco » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:13 pm

Dshizzle wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:56 pm
Is polygraph or CVSA a part of the hiring process for CSC? and when you are asked to take them, will there be a centre for each province or do I have to another province to take them?
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby ygu31 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:05 am

Dshizzle wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:56 pm
Is polygraph or CVSA a part of the hiring process for CSC? and when you are asked to take them, will there be a centre for each province or do I have to another province to take them?
There is no polygraph or CVSA part at CSC recruiting process.
You can also view the complete CSC recruiting process and requirement via CSC recruiting web site: https://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/careers/003001-0002-en.shtml The web page is very informative.
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Raze87 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:57 pm

MrHawkeye wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:56 am
I know this is a shot in the dark here, but I wanted to see if anyone else was at the same stage I am at, I applied a few months ago, got sent an email to fill out a questionnaire within 2 weeks (I filled it out instantly) the 2 week mark passed yesterday, so I'm just curious how long it might be until I hear back? I'm assuming the next step is a form of entrance exam but it seems like they might of switched up their recruitment process due to COVID. Not trying to sound impatient or anything, just looking for a rough estimate of a general time frame? Any insight is appreciated!

I just got that same email a few days ago. Just wondering if you’ve heard anything back yet?
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby TBONE-182 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:25 pm

Hey group,

I am at the very beginning stages of recruitment. I just received an email that was an online questionnaire. I am still waiting for the written test. I am from the Pacific Region, is anyone else here waiting for the written assessment ??
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