Applying to Correctional Service Canada

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Scotiagirl » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:48 am

I did my psyc test on Nov 21st and have not had a follow up.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby hockeyguy » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:07 pm

habsfan1221 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:56 am
Has everyone who completed the pysch test done a follow up interview? I did my pysch test on March 29th but have yet to do a follow up. Hoping that doesn't mean the worst.
Yes, I did. It was also booked before I did the Psych so don't think it's automatically indicative of an issue.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby manuel4140 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:34 pm

ygu31 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:13 am
Hi, everyone, I am going to apply CSC in the next few days.
I passed their written test in Apr 2017, passed the interview in June 2017 and the psychological assessment test in Aug 2017. I wondered if any of the above successful result(s) may still be valid so I can bypass any of the application stages. Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks a lot in advanced.
I used test entry results from 2014. that was the very 1st time I applied. I was able to bypass the exams back in 2018 when I applied the second time for CX-1 but I was required to do the departmental exam for Primary Worker again. Once you apply and are invited do the exams, advise them and provide test results then they will tell you if you can use them or not. As per psych, I never made it that far the 1st time.

Good luck!

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby manuel4140 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:37 pm

Critical08 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:53 pm
manuel4140 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:48 pm
paccx wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:51 pm
Ya. 6/4 6/5. 5/4 and 5/2
Thanks Paccx!

Is this 6 on 4 off and 6 on 5 off? as well as another option of 5 on 4 off and 5 on 2 off? If so, what are the times?

Is there overnights? overnight premium?

Thanks again!

yes 6 on 4 off 6 on 5 off.
this is what you will work

days are 0630-1500
16 hour shift is 0630-2230
evening shift is 1400-2230

12 hour guys do overnights. there is a long waitlist for 12 hour spots. being new you wont work overnights unless you get ordered to stay or sign up for OT
Thanks again!

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby noanykey » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:42 pm

After I did my psych test, they took me into a room to book the interview. I'd contact the people that did your psych interview. If you fail it, there's a considerable wait. Best find out ASAP to plan your life.
CSC
Written Exam retry - 11/18 (Pass)
Interview - 1/19
References Package - 2/19
CTP 1 - 3/19
Psych - 3/19
CTP 1 Completion - 3/19
Medical - 4/19
Fingerprints - 4/19
Security - 5/19
Letter of Offer - 5/19
CTP 2 5/19
CTP 3 Kingston 6/11/19

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby hockeyguy » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:09 pm

Does anyone have much experience with the Initial Apointees Relocation Program?

From what I gather they'll reimburse me for reasonable moving expenses and kilometers driven to new location. Can anyone confirm this for me, and how long of a wait is for this reimbursement. Thanks.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby bcfella » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:55 pm

hockeyguy wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:09 pm
Does anyone have much experience with the Initial Apointees Relocation Program?

From what I gather they'll reimburse me for reasonable moving expenses and kilometers driven to new location. Can anyone confirm this for me, and how long of a wait is for this reimbursement. Thanks.
Once you graduate you will be contacted by relocation. You will get up to $5000 for your move. How much you get will depend on how far you are moving. They will front you almost the entire amount before you go. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby ygu31 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:44 pm

manuel4140 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:34 pm
ygu31 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:13 am
Hi, everyone, I am going to apply CSC in the next few days.
I passed their written test in Apr 2017, passed the interview in June 2017 and the psychological assessment test in Aug 2017. I wondered if any of the above successful result(s) may still be valid so I can bypass any of the application stages. Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks a lot in advanced.
I used test entry results from 2014. that was the very 1st time I applied. I was able to bypass the exams back in 2018 when I applied the second time for CX-1 but I was required to do the departmental exam for Primary Worker again. Once you apply and are invited do the exams, advise them and provide test results then they will tell you if you can use them or not. As per psych, I never made it that far the 1st time.

Good luck!
Thanks a lot for your reply, the recruiter phoned me and told me the same info you had told me. So it is a surprise to me and it is a happy surprise. :-)
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby ygu31 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:01 pm

Just wondered if there is plenty of OT at CSC?
Thanks.
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby FedCO » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:47 am

ygu31 wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:01 pm
Just wondered if there is plenty of OT at CSC?
Thanks.
Yes there is a ton. As we hire more that ot will go down. But there will always be OT.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby ygu31 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:28 pm

FedCO wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:47 am
ygu31 wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:01 pm
Just wondered if there is plenty of OT at CSC?
Thanks.
Yes there is a ton. As we hire more that ot will go down. But there will always be OT.
Thanks for replying, it is good to know that there are OTs. :-)
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby NewCX-01 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:01 pm

Does anybody know what the shifts are like at Edmonton Institution?

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby hockeyguy » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:27 pm

Here is my dilemma... I have been asked for interest in Edmonton and replied right away confirming I wanted it and CTP3 in June, and I'm waiting for the conditional offer letter.

As much as I'm excited to receive the letter, I'm not impatient. But my wife and kid will be staying with family so we're giving up our house (rental). So if I don't get the letter by the end of April, I'm going to lose a month of rent money for nothing, because our move out date will be the same. When you add in the minimum notice period for internet provider, electric and gas, that's a chunk of change that I'm losing. The allowance is great but it's still going to be a tight few months for my family so I'm wonder if there are any suggestions on whether or not it would be a bad idea to email recruitment and explain this to them in the hopes of getting the letter before that deadline.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby noanykey » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:12 pm

I would.. It's your well being dude.. Word it as polite as possible though.
But we cannot tell you what you should do, it's all up to you. My recruiter has been amazing at getting back to me with the smallest things so maybe it's beneficial for you to explain your situation.
CSC
Written Exam retry - 11/18 (Pass)
Interview - 1/19
References Package - 2/19
CTP 1 - 3/19
Psych - 3/19
CTP 1 Completion - 3/19
Medical - 4/19
Fingerprints - 4/19
Security - 5/19
Letter of Offer - 5/19
CTP 2 5/19
CTP 3 Kingston 6/11/19

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby FedCO » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:21 am

hockeyguy wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:27 pm
Here is my dilemma... I have been asked for interest in Edmonton and replied right away confirming I wanted it and CTP3 in June, and I'm waiting for the conditional offer letter.

As much as I'm excited to receive the letter, I'm not impatient. But my wife and kid will be staying with family so we're giving up our house (rental). So if I don't get the letter by the end of April, I'm going to lose a month of rent money for nothing, because our move out date will be the same. When you add in the minimum notice period for internet provider, electric and gas, that's a chunk of change that I'm losing. The allowance is great but it's still going to be a tight few months for my family so I'm wonder if there are any suggestions on whether or not it would be a bad idea to email recruitment and explain this to them in the hopes of getting the letter before that deadline.
Unfortunately, it's called hurry up and wait. I doubt recruiting can do much. You are caught in a terrible spot. If you can hold onto the rental I would. You may not get the next core. You need to live your life and just try not to worry. I know easier said than done. We all went through this. When I went through in 09 we didn't get paid and had many stressors.


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