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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby FedCO » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:28 am

NewCX-01 wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Does anybody know what the shifts are like at Edmonton Institution?
7/3 7/4 is the main roster. They also have 12hr schedule I believe which is based on the 4/5 roster If I do remember.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby hockeyguy » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:45 am

FedCO wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:21 am
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.
Well that's the thing, while I'd love to get in the class they 'invited' me to in June, I'm ok with waiting if I have to. But if I'm going to get into this class it's a significant difference getting the notification on April 29th than May 1st financially. I'm not ungrateful for anything, but my family is still #1 and I want to remove as much stress as possible for them.

I'll email the recruiter and say that I know it's not a given that I'm getting it but that if I was I'd appreciate if these circumstances could be considered in the timing of sending of letters. Not super optimistic but I don't think it will hurt... at least I hope not!

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby TheSlav » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:49 am

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
Damn, 16 hour shift. Who gets those if you don't mind me asking?

Curious if anyone heard about the wages going up? I have a buddy who is ex-corrections who mentioned the wages going up to 79K, is there any truth to this?

Applied: 12/10/218
Test: 01/31/18
Test Results: 02/11/19
Interview: 03/21/19
References: 04/03/19
Fingerprinting: 04/05/19
Screening: 04/08/19
Psych Test: 04/15/19
Health Assessment: 04/18/19
Psych Eval: 04/23/19 - failed

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Critical08 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:52 am

TheSlav wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:49 am
Critical08 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:53 pm
manuel4140 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:48 pm


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
Damn, 16 hour shift. Who gets those if you don't mind me asking?

Curious if anyone heard about the wages going up? I have a buddy who is ex-corrections who mentioned the wages going up to 79K, is there any truth to this?
everyone who works a 6/4 6/5 does a 16

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby FedCO » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:32 am

TheSlav wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:49 am
Critical08 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:53 pm
manuel4140 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:48 pm


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
Damn, 16 hour shift. Who gets those if you don't mind me asking?

Curious if anyone heard about the wages going up? I have a buddy who is ex-corrections who mentioned the wages going up to 79K, is there any truth to this?
Top CX1 is around 79k top cx 2 is like 83k base pay.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby TheSlav » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:48 pm

FedCO wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:32 am
TheSlav wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:49 am
Critical08 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:53 pm



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
Damn, 16 hour shift. Who gets those if you don't mind me asking?

Curious if anyone heard about the wages going up? I have a buddy who is ex-corrections who mentioned the wages going up to 79K, is there any truth to this?
Top CX1 is around 79k top cx 2 is like 83k base pay.
When you say “Top”, do you mean that’s what you can go max to in the CX1 classification? Not starting wages I assume.

Applied: 12/10/218
Test: 01/31/18
Test Results: 02/11/19
Interview: 03/21/19
References: 04/03/19
Fingerprinting: 04/05/19
Screening: 04/08/19
Psych Test: 04/15/19
Health Assessment: 04/18/19
Psych Eval: 04/23/19 - failed

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby CXPAC » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:24 pm

Recent Recruits and those of you going through the process

What is one to expect for the Situational Judgement Test. Have a family member doing it next week and I never did one when I started.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby noanykey » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:36 pm

TheSlav wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:48 pm
FedCO wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:32 am
TheSlav wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:49 am


Damn, 16 hour shift. Who gets those if you don't mind me asking?

Curious if anyone heard about the wages going up? I have a buddy who is ex-corrections who mentioned the wages going up to 79K, is there any truth to this?
Top CX1 is around 79k top cx 2 is like 83k base pay.
When you say “Top”, do you mean that’s what you can go max to in the CX1 classification? Not starting wages I assume.
From treasury board:



CX-1
Effective Date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
$) June 1, 2013 55970 59329 62888 66660 70663
A) June 1, 2014 56670 60071 63674 67493 71546
B) June 1, 2015 57378 60822 64470 68337 72440
X) June 1, 2016: restructure 58698 62221 65953 69909 74106
Y) June 1, 2016: restructure 60448 63971 67703 71659 75856
C) June 1, 2016 61204 64771 68549 72555 76804
D) June 1, 2017 61969 65581 69406 73462 77764
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 TheSlav » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:45 pm

noanykey wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:36 pm
TheSlav wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:48 pm
FedCO wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:32 am


Top CX1 is around 79k top cx 2 is like 83k base pay.
When you say “Top”, do you mean that’s what you can go max to in the CX1 classification? Not starting wages I assume.
From treasury board:



CX-1
Effective Date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
$) June 1, 2013 55970 59329 62888 66660 70663
A) June 1, 2014 56670 60071 63674 67493 71546
B) June 1, 2015 57378 60822 64470 68337 72440
X) June 1, 2016: restructure 58698 62221 65953 69909 74106
Y) June 1, 2016: restructure 60448 63971 67703 71659 75856
C) June 1, 2016 61204 64771 68549 72555 76804
D) June 1, 2017 61969 65581 69406 73462 77764
What do the the “steps” indicate? Performance review/time with CSC?

I just had my Psych eval today, I’m so baffled with it I did good or bad, or what haha. The doctor is a strange one, I’ll say that much.

How will I know if I passed it, via email I presume? I don’t have anything to worry about, but you never know.

Applied: 12/10/218
Test: 01/31/18
Test Results: 02/11/19
Interview: 03/21/19
References: 04/03/19
Fingerprinting: 04/05/19
Screening: 04/08/19
Psych Test: 04/15/19
Health Assessment: 04/18/19
Psych Eval: 04/23/19 - failed

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby noanykey » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:00 pm

I had someone explain it to me a while ago. I believe it is yearly increments.

As for Psych, after my interview, I got asked to go to Medical. Have no idea if I passed, but I assume if I moved forward, I have passed :)
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 Floydie » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:38 pm

TheSlav wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:45 pm
What do the the “steps” indicate? Performance review/time with CSC?
Your raise happens on the anniversary of your official first day at your joint - so on your 4th completed year anniversary you'll be at top pay
TheSlav wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:45 pm
Damn, 16 hour shift. Who gets those if you don't mind me asking?
Most joints have some variation of a 9-16-9 schedule (there's multiple explanations of this rotation from multiple joints in this thread) which is what rookie staff will be on at the beginning...12 hour schedules are generally based on seniority as they're a preferred schedule at a lot of joints
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby TheSlav » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:50 pm

Well, I didn’t pass the psych assessment as per CSC. I knew something was odd when I left the interview.

I honestly didn’t know how to answer some of the questions nor did I have an answer for some. It’s frustrating that I don’t know what I failed on, and now
I have to wait two years to re-do the assessment again.

Such a bummer :|

Applied: 12/10/218
Test: 01/31/18
Test Results: 02/11/19
Interview: 03/21/19
References: 04/03/19
Fingerprinting: 04/05/19
Screening: 04/08/19
Psych Test: 04/15/19
Health Assessment: 04/18/19
Psych Eval: 04/23/19 - failed

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby noanykey » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:40 pm

I'm really sorry to hear that. Slav, do not give up.

CSC asked for fingerprints, got them done immediately. Hurry up and wait!
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 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:24 pm

TheSlav wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:50 pm
Well, I didn’t pass the psych assessment as per CSC. I knew something was odd when I left the interview.

I honestly didn’t know how to answer some of the questions nor did I have an answer for some. It’s frustrating that I don’t know what I failed on, and now
I have to wait two years to re-do the assessment again.

Such a bummer :|
Psych you need to be honest and not bounce around questions. You need to keep a flow going. I'm not sure what questions you struggled with but generally you want to not overthink the questions either.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby TheSlav » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:52 am

FedCO wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:24 pm
Psych you need to be honest and not bounce around questions. You need to keep a flow going. I'm not sure what questions you struggled with but generally you want to not overthink the questions either.
Maybe I was thrown off by the similar questions which were "re-worded", the tactic they use are really disgusting. I never thought about it I guess in the moment, but I had nothing to hide from her. I wasn't trying to be deceitful, just was confused why I kept getting asked the same questions. So, because a person doesn't know how a psych interview is conducted and they fail, even though they are potentially a good candidate, they are deemed "deceitful"?. Logical.

I think I knew I didn’t pass it as it ended abruptly. The woman who administered it was a very cold person and didn’t care about you as a person. She seemed to only be there for the money, she was rushing me and anticipating a response from me right away. I went into the interview not knowing how it’s administered, so of course I’m going to take my time responding and thinking of an answer. I can see where it made me look like I was “thinking up” answers and being deceitful by taking my time, but that wasn’t the case. I’d imagine as a professional psychologist who observes people, studies them and helps them, you would know the difference if a person is being deceitful/lying.

Applied: 12/10/218
Test: 01/31/18
Test Results: 02/11/19
Interview: 03/21/19
References: 04/03/19
Fingerprinting: 04/05/19
Screening: 04/08/19
Psych Test: 04/15/19
Health Assessment: 04/18/19
Psych Eval: 04/23/19 - failed


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