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 Avon0072 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:25 pm

This is really painful waiting to hear from CSC. :banghead:

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby kevinmelo » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:26 am

Avon0072 wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:25 pm
This is really painful waiting to hear from CSC. :banghead:
I understand, I am also waiting to hear back from them, hopefully with an offer.
Applied: Sept, 20
Testing: Sept, 20
Interview: Dec, 20
References: Dec, 20
Fingerprinting: Jan, 20
Medical: Jan, 20
Audio gram: Jan, 20
MMPI + Interview: Jan, 20
CTP1: Jan 8, 20 - Feb 5, 20 - Passed
CTP2:TBD
CTP3:TBD

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Dk94 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:55 pm

kevinmelo wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:26 am
Avon0072 wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:25 pm
This is really painful waiting to hear from CSC. :banghead:
I understand, I am also waiting to hear back from them, hopefully with an offer.
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby SANSEC » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:22 pm

Hey guys,

I applied on Dec 06 2019 from Quebec.
On Feb 25 2020 got an email inviting me for the Exam.

The Exam will be in "French" as per the email instructions ...(I'm fluent in both)!

Now from reading other posts and seeing their progression through the process ... I'm kind of wondering if i'm being processed "slower" (in a certain way) as they might see my "applicant profile" as French ... and perhaps I'm only doing the Exam now as they were waiting for a pool of sufficient candidates to create an exam session ?!?

I've selected a few different postings across Canada on my application ... which might help later on, but the question is ... Are "French Applicants" being processed and put in a batch as to have enough people for a french course ...and is there a way to switch to the "english side" as to continue in english during the procedures ?

If anyone encountered this situation or has an idea... input... ?
(I don't see lots of posts from french applicants ? lol)

Thanks
-ADSUM-

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Annabella40 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:57 pm

Jsmitts77 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:24 pm
April 28th, PEI!

If anybody on here is also loaded on, feel free to connect.
April 28 PEI for me!

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby ygu31 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:44 pm

Avon0072 wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:25 pm
This is really painful waiting to hear from CSC. :banghead:
True, it is painful waiting. And pretty much all public service jobs are waiting games. But on the other hand, it gives you extra time to prepare for the next application stage.
Good luck and looking forward to seeing you in the service :)
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby ygu31 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:26 pm

Annabella40 wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:57 pm
Jsmitts77 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:24 pm
April 28th, PEI!

If anybody on here is also loaded on, feel free to connect.
April 28 PEI for me!
Congrats, guys, welcome on board :) :) :)
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Ontario Correctional Officer 2018-2019
Federal Correctional officer 2019-present

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby TeriNB » Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:14 am

Hey all. Its nice to see all the invites going out! I have a few questions. Hopefully somebody can answer them. I've been in the pool for CX1 for a little over a year. I chose Atlantic only which is probably why I am waiting so long. However a friend of mine in the exact same situation received an invite yesterday after only waiting 5 months. Id be lying if I said this didn't crush me. I am so happy for them but after waiting so long, it was hard to hear. Here are my questions: Does your psych evaluation expire after one year? Will I have to reapply since I've been waiting over a year? I started this process April 2018. Is there any advice out there as to what I need to do? My timeline is as follows;

Applied: April 2018
Exams: July 2018
Interview: October 2018
Psych: Nov 2018
Medical: Dec 2018
CTP1: Dec 2018
Congrats to those who received invites and good luck!

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Annabella40 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:26 am

TeriNB wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:14 am
Hey all. Its nice to see all the invites going out! I have a few questions. Hopefully somebody can answer them. I've been in the pool for CX1 for a little over a year. I chose Atlantic only which is probably why I am waiting so long. However a friend of mine in the exact same situation received an invite yesterday after only waiting 5 months. Id be lying if I said this didn't crush me. I am so happy for them but after waiting so long, it was hard to hear. Here are my questions: Does your psych evaluation expire after one year? Will I have to reapply since I've been waiting over a year? I started this process April 2018. Is there any advice out there as to what I need to do? My timeline is as follows;

Applied: April 2018
Exams: July 2018
Interview: October 2018
Psych: Nov 2018
Medical: Dec 2018
CTP1: Dec 2018
Congrats to those who received invites and good luck!
Psych is only good for a year.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby TeriNB » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:29 pm

Annabella40 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:26 am
TeriNB wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:14 am
Hey all. Its nice to see all the invites going out! I have a few questions. Hopefully somebody can answer them. I've been in the pool for CX1 for a little over a year. I chose Atlantic only which is probably why I am waiting so long. However a friend of mine in the exact same situation received an invite yesterday after only waiting 5 months. Id be lying if I said this didn't crush me. I am so happy for them but after waiting so long, it was hard to hear. Here are my questions: Does your psych evaluation expire after one year? Will I have to reapply since I've been waiting over a year? I started this process April 2018. Is there any advice out there as to what I need to do? My timeline is as follows;

Applied: April 2018
Exams: July 2018
Interview: October 2018
Psych: Nov 2018
Medical: Dec 2018
CTP1: Dec 2018
Congrats to those who received invites and good luck!
Psych is only good for a year.
Thanks for your response. Do you happen to know if I need to reapply or will they contact me?

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby TheSlav » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:10 pm

Annabella40 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:26 am
TeriNB wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:14 am
Hey all. Its nice to see all the invites going out! I have a few questions. Hopefully somebody can answer them. I've been in the pool for CX1 for a little over a year. I chose Atlantic only which is probably why I am waiting so long. However a friend of mine in the exact same situation received an invite yesterday after only waiting 5 months. Id be lying if I said this didn't crush me. I am so happy for them but after waiting so long, it was hard to hear. Here are my questions: Does your psych evaluation expire after one year? Will I have to reapply since I've been waiting over a year? I started this process April 2018. Is there any advice out there as to what I need to do? My timeline is as follows;

Applied: April 2018
Exams: July 2018
Interview: October 2018
Psych: Nov 2018
Medical: Dec 2018
CTP1: Dec 2018
Congrats to those who received invites and good luck!
Psych is only good for a year.
That’s interesting, meanwhile you are disqualified from applying to CSC for 2 years if you fail the Psych interview. Makes sense, NOT.

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 redemptionmaster » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:26 pm

Everyone, basically I have done everything and late January I finished my screening, I haven’t heard anything back, getting close to nearly 2 months. Everything is done, just want to know how long till they give an offer for CP2 and CP3? I am noticing people getting offers, I got a little worried because everyday I have been checking my email and haven’t heard anything yet. Is this normal ?

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby noanykey » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:01 am

Avon0072 wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:25 pm
This is really painful waiting to hear from CSC. :banghead:
You're not missing much.

The stories I am hearing about institutions from the people who graduated in my core. Kinda sad, I didn't graduated, but the flipside is thank god I didn't graduate. The changes in policy. Ouch.
As soon as you make it through CTP3, get yourself into self defense classes asap.
I loved our self defense classes in core, but 2 weeks is not enough for 30 years of hazardous situations.
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Mel1978 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:14 am

noanykey wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:01 am
Avon0072 wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:25 pm
This is really painful waiting to hear from CSC. :banghead:
You're not missing much.

The stories I am hearing about institutions from the people who graduated in my core. Kinda sad, I didn't graduated, but the flipside is thank god I didn't graduate. The changes in policy. Ouch.
As soon as you make it through CTP3, get yourself into self defense classes asap.
I loved our self defense classes in core, but 2 weeks is not enough for 30 years of hazardous situations.
Are you willing to share what you didn’t pass in core? I’m interested to know the most difficult parts.
Applied: May 2019
Testing: May 2019
Interview: August 2019
References: August 2019
CTP1: Passed Oct. 2019
Psych: Nov 2019
Fingerprinting: Oct 2019
Medical: Passed Feb 2020

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby ygu31 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:22 am

Mel1978 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:14 am
noanykey wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:01 am
Avon0072 wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:25 pm
This is really painful waiting to hear from CSC. :banghead:
You're not missing much.

The stories I am hearing about institutions from the people who graduated in my core. Kinda sad, I didn't graduated, but the flipside is thank god I didn't graduate. The changes in policy. Ouch.
As soon as you make it through CTP3, get yourself into self defense classes asap.
I loved our self defense classes in core, but 2 weeks is not enough for 30 years of hazardous situations.
Are you willing to share what you didn’t pass in core? I’m interested to know the most difficult parts.
Firearm is the most challenging part. Due to the seriousness of the firearm operation, not many mistakes can be afforded during the evaluation. Sometimes, during the course of fire, if one mistake is made, it will lead to more mistakes like a chain reaction. Without firearm training, the pass rate could be 100% (except behavior issue or ethical issue involved)
Our class had 28 out of 31 successfully graduated.
A class ahead of us (3 days ahead), had 21 out of 30 made their way to graduation.
Take firearm training seriously, handling firearms the way trainers train you, you should be fine.
No need to sweat, all trainers are very supportive and knowledgeable. They will help you if you have any questions.
CSC is a good place to work with. Great staff member and wonderful teamwork. I enjoy my CSC workplace environment with a feeling of winning lottery.
Good luck and congrats for your invitation to Kingston :-)
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